This Is Love

Kate Bowler, and her young son, Zach, standing at the fork of a trail outdoors in the snow. They’re bundled up wearing jackets and gloves, both smiling, and Zach has his arms spread wide open.

Episode 41: Finding Joy

Episode #41

2021-12-15 13:02:40


In 2015, Kate Bowler was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. She was 35. “The chronic nature of what I had really lent itself to people wanting to openly explain why I was suffering. Was it something I ate? Was it something I did spiritually? Like, who’s at fault here? You know, maybe everything doesn’t happen for a reason.”

Today, she says, “One of the only things that really cuts through all the noise is surprising and ridiculous joy.”

She’s the author of Everything Happens For A Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved and No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear).