Author

Kate Bowler

Associate professor, author, podcast host

Kate Bowler is an associate professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. Her book, “Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel,” traced the rise of Christian belief in divine promises of health, wealth and happiness. She also wrote "The Preacher’s Wife: Women and Power in American Megaministry," about celebrity Christian women in American evangelicalism.

Bowler has written widely in scholarly journals such as Religion and American Culture and popular venues such as CNN, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail.

She detailed her experience with Stage IV cancer in the memoir, "Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I've Loved)" and the forthcoming book, "No Cure for Being Human (and Other Truths I Need to Hear)."

Bowler hosts the popular podcast "Everything Happens," and was a guest on the Faith & Leadership podcast, "Can These Bones."

candles

Discover curated resources for preachers

PreachingandWorship.org aims to provide easy access to excellent online resources for preparing sermons and worship services for a wide range of denominations and traditions. It is a collaborative project of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Christian Classics Ethereal Library and Hymnary.org.

Learn more