Microsoft founder Bill Gates has included the memoir of a Duke Divinity School professor who shares her fight with cancer and faith walk among his top five books to read this summer.
Gates, who in past reading lists has included authors from a variety of faiths and philosophies, listed Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler.
“When Bowler, a professor at Duke Divinity School, is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, she sets out to understand why it happened. Is it a test of her character? The result is a heartbreaking, surprisingly funny memoir about faith and coming to grips with your own mortality,” Gates wrote on his blog Monday, previewing the book.
The billionaire philanthropist, one of the richest people in the world, provided a more in-depth review of Bowler’s memoir on a separate page.
“Bowler was 35 years old, married to her high-school sweetheart, and raising their young son when she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer,” he said.
“When she got sick, she didn’t want to know what was making her body’s cells mutate and multiply out of control. She had deeper questions: ‘Why me? Is this a test of my character?'”
Gates also reflects that before she got sick, Bowler believed in elements of the prosperity gospel, particularly when it comes to the belief that in all times “God would make a way.”
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Source: Christian Post