Have you made plans for the new year? How about joining Disability Concerns ministry as we come together for our next book club? This January we are going to dig into Kate Bowler's new book: No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear). Curious about the book? Here's the overview:
It’s hard to give up on the feeling that the life you really want is just out of reach. A beach body by summer. A trip to Disneyland around the corner. A promotion on the horizon. Everyone wants to believe that they are headed toward good, better, best. But what happens when the life you hoped for is put on hold indefinitely?
Kate Bowler believed that life was a series of unlimited choices, until she discovered, at age 35, that her body was wracked with cancer. In No Cure for Being Human, she searches for a way forward as she mines the wisdom (and absurdity) of today’s “best life now” advice industry, which insists on exhausting positivity and on trying to convince us that we can out-eat, out-learn, and out-perform our humanness. We are, she finds, as fragile as the day we were born.
With dry wit and unflinching honesty, Kate Bowler grapples with her diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith as she tries to come to terms with her limitations in a culture that says anything is possible. She finds that we need one another if we’re going to tell the truth: Life is beautiful and terrible, full of hope and despair and everything in between—and there’s no cure for being human. (Amazon book review)
If you were nodding as you read this, join us! We will come together for three weeks in January (13, 20 & 27) from 7 to 8 pm Eastern to have some very real conversations about how we are navigating life which is, as Kate puts it, both beautiful and terrible!
Kate's book is available through your local bookstore or on Amazon. She also has created a beautiful audio book which she herself reads to you. How lovely is that? Come prepared to share your thoughts and insights on life with others who are also trying to navigate life!
To find out more, visit Kate's website. You will find the discussion guide for her book on the website. We will be loosely following it over the course of the three weeks, so feel free to download it and contemplate the questions she has laid out in the guide.
To register for this book club, fill out this form: Kate Bowler Book Club.
We will connect with you early in the new year with the Zoom link to join us for the three weeks and to send the book club guide Kate has developed. Until then, happy reading!