作者 Bowler, Kate
書名 Everything happens for a reason : and other lies I've loved / Kate Bowler
出版項 New York : Random House, c2018
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 條碼 處理狀態
 陽明大學書庫區  WI529 B787 2018    30020101039354  在架上
稽核項 xviii, 178 p. ; 20 cm
附註 "A divinity professor and young mother with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis explores the pain and joy of living without certainty. Thirty-five-year-old Kate Bowler was a professor at the school of divinity at Duke, and had finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart after years of trying, when she began to feel jabbing pains in her stomach. She lost thirty pounds, chugged antacid, and visited doctors for three months before she was finally diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. As she navigates the aftermath of her diagnosis, Kate pulls the reader deeply into her life, which is populated with a colorful, often hilarious collection of friends, pastors, parents, and doctors, and shares her laser-sharp reflections on faith, friendship, love, and death. She wonders why suffering makes her feel like a loser and explores the burden of positivity. Trying to relish the time she still has with her son and husband, she realizes she must change her habit of skipping to the end and planning the next move. A historian of the "American prosperity gospel"--the creed of the mega-churches that promises believers a cure for tragedy, if they just want it badly enough--Bowler finds that, in the wake of her diagnosis, she craves these same "outrageous certainties." She wants to know why it's so hard to surrender control over that which you have no control. She contends with the terrifying fact that, even for her husband and child, she is not the lynchpin of existence, and that even without her, life will go on. On the page, Kate Bowler is warm, witty, and ruthless, and, like Paul Kalanithi, one of the talented, courageous few who can articulate the grief she feels as she contemplates her own mortality"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Bowler, Kate, -- Health
Colon (Anatomy) -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships
Christian life
Bowler, Kate
Colonic Neoplasms
Personal Narratives
國際標準書號 9780399592065 (hbk.) : US$26.00
9780399592072 (ebk.)