Hey everybody, welcome to our special edition Quarantine Queens series of the For the Love Podcast. The team and I were talking, and we were like, “We need to talk to someone who has been through a really hard thing already. They have hard-fought lessons in their hands to share. We need to speak to somebody who has been to the wilderness and has survived and have come back to tell the tale and lead us well.”
And I’m telling you, I had one person on my list that I wanted to speak to us as a spiritual leader, as someone who could pastor us through this moment because I know her and I know her story. And I know she is a faithful witness to the work required right now.
If you do not already know Kate Bowler, it is my joy to introduce her to you today. Kate, she’s just a real special thing. She’s an associate professor of the History of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School (I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but it’s, like, a little university that’s doing okay). And Kate is a New York Times bestselling author of several excellent books, but especially for our purpose of today, you may want to learn more about her book called Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved. I mean, on the nose, you guys. She wrote that book after she was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at 35 years old, which we talk about a little bit today. She also has a podcast called Everything Happens, sort of spinning off this idea where she talks to people about how they have learned to live inside pain and struggle and loss and hang on to hope and faith and love.
So long story short, Kate is exactly who we need right now. Exactly. I want you to follow her on every single social media platform. I want you to sit under her leadership. I’m telling you I can’t think of a better guide and I’m so, so grateful to her for coming on the show today. This conversation is going to mean so much to you, and it closes with a very beautiful prayer that Kate prays over us together and it is just . . . I’m so glad you’re here today.
PS: Listen, I don’t know if you heard the news, but I am delighted to tell you two things.
- The April 14th in-person live event has been rescheduled for September 9th in Dallas. Same venue, September 9th.
- The April 14th event is also going to be transformed in to a webcast! Woo! Which will be coming straight to your screen on April 30th. And my lovely special guests that were going to hang out with us, Brené Brown and Anjelah Johnson, will still be joining us for the webcast.
So how do you join the webcast fun? Super easy, you guys.
First, if you already bought a ticket to the Dallas event, you’re in. Mmkay?
Second, if you’ve preordered my new book, Fierce Free and Full of Fire in any format, any vendor, you’re in.
And third, if you’re in the Jen Hatmaker Book Club you’re in.
So all you have to do is go to jenhatmaker.com/fierceevent and register for the webcast. So easy. You have to register, even if you’re in one of those categories.
And if you’re not eligible for the webcast yet, we want to have you. We would love to have you! so to be eligible, you can either buy tickets to the rescheduled live event on September 9th or just preorder the book! Preorder Fierce, Free and Full of Fire, any vendor, any format. And then boom, go to go register for the webcast. That’s it. That’s how you get in.
We are so excited to bring this to you. You can do all of these things at jenhatmaker.com/fierceevent.
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