Author's New York Times essay, `Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me' (http://nyti.ms/2k87bUM) was chosen by the newspaper as one of their top 20 articles of 2016, and was read by millions. Like Paul Kalanithi, author of the bestselling and award-winning When Breath Becomes Air (UK Bookscan sales 125,000 copies; currently No 21 overall on Amazon UK), Kate Bowler is one of the courageous few who can articulate the grief she feels in the face of impending death. Deeply touching yet revitalizing, and displaying a masterly use of irony, the book will also draw in readers of volumes like Tom Lubbock's 'Until Further Notice, I Am Alive', Bryony Gordon's 'Mad Girl', Matt Haig's 'Reasons to Stay Alive', and Ruby Wax's 'Frazzled'. The author's voice and strength of character will appeal to those who appreciate writers such as Anne Lamott, Barbara Brown Taylor, Rowan Williams and Richard Rohr. A fascinating read for those concerned with the prevalence of the Prosperity Gospel. Coverage likely from online media such as Christian Today and Ship of Fools.
Kate Bowler is an assistant professor in the school of divinity at Duke University. A graduate of Yale Divinity School, Bowler's first book was BLESSED: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel (OUP 2013). She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son.