What Happened When a Prosperity Gospel Student Was Diagnosed With Stage IV Cancer

Author Kate Bowler
Author Kate Bowler (Kate Bowler/Facebook)

Author and professor Kate Bowler has spent many years studying the predominantly American phenomenon of the "prosperity gospel." With several research papers and a series of books, Bowler has become something of an expert on this warped theology that preaches "health and wealth" if you would only have enough faith.

Bowler recently received the shocking diagnosis of advanced cancer.

She's the first to admit, as she says in the video below, that the irony was not lost on her. The first book she ever wrote was called Blessed, and now she was stricken with a terminal disease. The prognosis was not good, even terminal. So Kate, who has been undergoing treatment to stave off the disease, has had to come to terms with many of the big questions of life sooner than she expected.

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