Kate Bowler is assistant professor of the history of Christianity in North America. Her first book, “Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel” (Oxford, 2013), traced the rise of Christian belief in divine promises of health, wealth and happiness. She researched and traveled Canada and the United States interviewing megachurch leaders and everyday believers about how they make spiritual meaning of the good or bad in their lives. She 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 on topics ranging from the prosperity gospel’s music, gender politics, economics and political theologies to its racial and denominational differences. Bowler is a guest on the Faith & Leadership podcast, "Can These Bones."