Everything Happens For a Reason - Chapter 4: Seasons Summary & Analysis

Kate Bowler
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Kate and her husband Toban spent ten years trying not to get pregnant while she was in school and they were poor. Now that they are ready to have a baby, they struggle with infertility and worry it is too late. They visit fertility doctors and Kate learns to wait and to manage "the disappointment of no result" (41). Waiting is a common theme in the prosperity gospel which encourages believers to sow "seed faith" and wait for "the rain and the harvest" (42). One Sunday, tired of waiting, a woman in Church encourages the congregation to "call out to God for what you are entitled to" (42). Kate asks quietly for a baby. As life goes well for her friends, Kate is "surrounded by the world's luckiest people in a culture that doesn't believe in luck" (45). She expands on the idea that North American culture...

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