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Awful Beautiful Life

(2019)
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A gripping story of grace, faith, and triumph for a woman whose world shattered hours after her husband's suicide.

Becky Powell faced the unthinkable on May 16, 2013. Her husband, Mark, called and said, "I've done something terrible." Within hours, she learned that he had taken his own life and, over a period of several years, millions of dollars from friends and colleagues. Everything she believed to be true, the very fiber of her marriage, was called into question. Within a week, rather than planning carpool runs and volunteer fundraisers, she owed almost 100 creditors millions of dollars and had her own team of 10 lawyers. She was also the subject of open FBI, SEC, and DOJ investigations - and faced potential criminal charges. And, although she instantly denounced every cent of Mark's $15M in life insurance and promised to repay every penny taken, her lawyers knew that, in reality, she faced years of court battles and lawsuits, and possible jail time.

Yet from that first horrific moment, God was there. He showed up in his word, in Becky's friends, in her lawyers, and in the generosity of those around her. He worked miracles. CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and others covered the first moment, but what about the last? What about the story in which God gives your next breath because you can't find it on your own? What about the story of a mom and three kids trying to make sense of their pasts, present and future while living under a microscope?

Awful Beautiful Life is Becky's journey through the two years surrounding Mark's death and how she overcame. It came down to a loving God who surrounded her, a present and dedicated family, and friends who made her life, offered her sanctuary, and showed up for her and her kids in tangible ways. This is a story of remarkable grit, strength, and what the Body of Christ in action looks like.

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December 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows Up in the Midst of Tragedy
Author(s): Becky Powell, Katherine Reay
ISBN: 1-5460-3555-9 / 978-1-5460-3555-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: FaithWords
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December 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows Up in the Midst of Tragedy
Author(s): Becky Powell, Katherine Reay
ISBN: 1-5460-3556-7 / 978-1-5460-3556-5 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

December 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows Up in the Midst of Tragedy: Library Edition
Author(s): Becky Powell, Katherine Reay
ISBN: 1-5491-2925-2 / 978-1-5491-2925-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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December 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows Up in the Midst of Tragedy
Author(s): Stephanie Willis
ISBN: 1-5491-2927-9 / 978-1-5491-2927-8 (USA edition)
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December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows Up in the Midst of Tragedy
Author(s): Becky Powell, Katherine Reay
Publisher: Faith Words
Availability: Amazon   


December 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows Up in the Midst of Tragedy
Author(s): Becky Powell, Katherine Reay
Publisher: Faith Words
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows Up in the Midst of Tragedy
Author(s): Becky Powell, Katherine Reay
Publisher: Faith Words
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows Up in the Midst of Tragedy
Author(s): Becky Powell, Katherine Reay
Publisher: Faith Words
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows Up in the Midst of Tragedy
Author(s): Becky Powell, Katherine Reay
Publisher: FaithWords
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December 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows Up in the Midst of Tragedy
Author(s): Becky Powell, Katherine Reay
Publisher: FaithWords
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU