Bestselling author Kate Bowler is coming to BPC! @ Burke Presbyterian Church, Washington [1 March]

Bestselling author Kate Bowler is coming to BPC!


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March
19:30 - 21:30

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Burke Presbyterian Church
5690 Oak Leather Dr, Burke, Virginia 22015
Bowler is a historian at Duke Divinity School, an assistant professor of the history of Christianity in North America. Her book, Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel (Oxford University Press, 2013), received widespread media attention as the first history of the movement based on 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. Her work on the prosperity gospel has been featured in the New York Times, The New Republic, The Guardian, TIME Magazine, The Atlantic, The Economist, The Washington Post, NPR,and the BBC.

In 2015, she was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at age 35. In a New York Times op-ed, she wrote about the irony of being an expert in health, wealth and happiness while being ill.

Her memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (and other lies I’ve loved) (Random House, 2018), tells the story of her struggle to understand the personal and intellectual dimensions of the American belief that all tragedies are tests of character. The book is a New York Times bestseller, and Bowler's podcast of the same name has drawn in audiences around the globe.

On Friday evening, March 1 Bowler will be our guest at a “Q&A” with Pastor Meg about her struggle with cancer, her work as a prosperity gospel historian, motherhood, grief, and her own spiritual journey. The event is the second in our Elizabeth Braxton Distinguished Speakers series: Dr. Omid Safi was our guest two years ago.

Tickets to see Bowler are $15. Get yours today through the link on this post! Don’t delay, as we will have limited seating. You have the option of buying Bowler’s “Everything Happens” book when you get your ticket, and Bowler will sign the books in advance and have them available after her talk.

A few other things to note:

** There will be open seating. Doors will open at 7 pm.

** Parking is available in the church parking lot, on the street (Oak Leather Drive), in the day care center lot next door to the right of the church entrance, and in the Kohl’s store lot on Burke Centre Parkway (a path connects that lot with the church).
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