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Author: Becky Powell, Katherine Reay Narrator: Stephanie Willis, Becky Powell Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2019 ISBN: 9781549150111
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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 one hundred creditors millions of dollars and had her own team of ten 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Becky’s bravery in the face of tragedy is an inspiration to us all.”

    Tim McClure, author of Don’t Mess with Texas

  • Becky Powell is a strong lady who has integrity, honesty, and unequivocal faith. Becky is a dedicated mother who teaches her children these values. When Becky faced a dark chapter in her life, it took all of these qualities to see her through to the light at the end of the tunnel. We are all grateful to have Becky in our lives. She is a role model that we should all strive to become. Becky, well done our friend!

    Linda and Michael McCaul,

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About the Author

Katherine Reay has enjoyed a life-long love affair with the works of Jane Austen and her contemporaries, who provide constant inspiration both for writing and for life. She is the author of four novels, and her debut, Dear Mr. Knightley, was a 2014 Christy Award finalist, winner of the 2014 INSPY Award for Best Debut, and winner of two Carol Awards for Best Debut and Best Contemporary. She holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University.

About the Narrators

Stephanie Willis is a professional actress, instructor, and voice-over artist. She is a graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and has taught with Georgia Shakespeare and several other performing arts schools. She also records narration for videos and audiobooks.

Becky Powell works as an insurance agent and remains active in her church and volunteer work, including YoungLife, Helping Hand Home, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, and African New Life.

Katherine Reay is a national bestselling and award-winning author of several novels whose work has also been published in Redbook, USA Today, Christianity Today, and Family Fiction. She holds BA and MS degrees from Northwestern University.