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Trade Paperback
192 pages
Mar 2006
NavPress Publishing Group

Coming Up for Air: Simple Acts to Redefine Your Life

by Margaret Becker

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Margaret Becker is a recording artist, author, and speaker, and she has completed her third book titled Coming Up for Air: Simple Acts to Redefine Your Life.

Have you questioned whether you were, as Margaret puts it, not leading but rather running to catch up? Margaret shares her journaling, process of self-reflection, and realizations about her life. She sums up her process as how her soul “came to” and how her eyes were opened. Taking time out to alone, asking questions, getting a sense of the answers, she came out the other side of her quest with her life redefined. She asks questions such as: whose definition of beauty did she hold herself to, whose life rules was she following, was she living passionately, does what she is doing count for anything, and had she missed opportunities while conforming? Asking God to show her, she had to trust like a child, and then she became responsible for what she learned.

This intimate look at Margaret’s thoughts and spiritual growth told me much about myself, and I expect that many others will find this to be the case for them, too. Margaret is now doing what she is designed to do--isn’t that what we all want? It required letting go of the familiar for the unknown but she proves it is worth it. – Debra Murphy, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Award-winning artist Margaret Becker shares a unique glimpse a woman's universal search for personal purpose and authenticity.

From time to time, I felt my life separate from me, as if it belonged to someone else. It was as if I was fulfilling a role which seemed familiar, but in truth was not my own. Life can catch us unaware. How easily life becomes muddled with the daily crush of expectation and responsibility, and how far we can be pulled from our true center. For what seems like an eternity we try to get out lives "started," and then in what seems like only a moment, instead of leading our lives we are running to catch up to them.

Take a warm, humor-filled dive into this journey with Margaret Becker as she uncovers the ultimate measure for a more peaceful, centered existence. Join her as she unpacks the concept of living from personal gifting outward and holds up our life's pertinent areas-from spiritual, relational, physical, even financial-to the profound but simplifying question: Does this contribute to the unique purpose for my life? And as we glide to the surface and collectively exhale, we'll encounter the true sense of liberation and joy found in discovering our individual purpose in the fabric of God's design.