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According to Wikipedia, Kate Bowler is a Canadian academic and writer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bowler is currently an associate professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. She is the author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel . She then wrote Everything Happens for a Reason , which was a New York Times hardcover nonfiction best seller. Her third book, The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities follows the rise of celebrity Christian women in American evangelicalism. On her popular podcast, Everything Happens, Kate speaks with people like Malcolm Gladwell, Beth Moore, Archbishop of Cantebury Justin Welby,  and Anne Lamott about what wisdom and truth they’ve uncovered during difficult circumstances. Kate's Ted Talk has been viewed over 8 million times. In her bestselling memoir, No Cure For Being Human ,. Kate grapples with her diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith as she tries to come to terms with limitations in a culture that promises anything is possible. Kate has also written a devotional with her producer, Jessica Richie, which is called Good Enough: 40ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection . In this book, she takes what she has learned about our self-help-obsessed culture and written reflections on what it would mean to embrace our imperfect, good enough lives.  Kate and Jessica’s latest book  is called The Lives We Actually Have: 100 Blessings for Imperfect Days . In this book of blessings, they continue to focus on gratitude and hope while acknowledging our messy and imperfect lives.

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