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Good Enough

52 Blessings for a Life Without Perfection

Kate Bowler


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A compassionate, intelligent, and wry series of Christian daily reflections on learning to live with imperfection in a culture of self-help that promotes endless progress, from the New York Times bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason

In Kate Bowler's first book, Everything Happens for a Reason, readers witnessed the ways she, as a divinity school professor and young mother, reckoned with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis; in her second book, No Cure for Being Human, she discovered the ways life becomes beautiful and hard when we abandon certainty and the illusion of control in our lives. Now, in her first-ever devotional book, Kate Bowler offers 52 short spiritual reflections on how we can make sense of life not as a pursuit of endless progress, but as a chronic condition. This book is a companion for when you want to stop feeling guilty that you're not living your best life now.

Written gently and with humor, Good Enough is a permission slip for all those who need to hear that there are some things you can fix. And some things you can't. And it's okay that life isn't always better. In these gorgeously written reflections, Kate Bowler offers fresh imagination for how truth, beauty, and meaning can be discovered amidst the rubble and chaos of life. Her words celebrate kindness, honesty, and interdependence in a culture that rewards ruthless individualism and blind optimism. And ultimately, in these pages we can rest easy in the encouragement to strive for what is possible today--while recognizing that though we are finite, the life in front of us can still be beautiful.

Convergent Books, 9780593193686, 176pp.

Publication Date: February 8, 2022

About the Author

Kate Bowler is the New York Times bestselling 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), as well as Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel and The Preacher's Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities. An associate professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School, she completed her undergraduate degree at Macalester College, received a master's of religion from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD at Duke University.