At first glance, Rebekah's path seemed straightforward: walk the aisle, take the short road to motherhood, and build a family on a suburban cul-de-sac in the South. But life looked radically different when her family relocated to the heart of New York City. She was forced to navigate a new normal with three kids, two toy poodles, and a minivan. Blindsided by crippling despair, Rebekah wrestled with bigger questions women often ask:
In a Western culture driven by performance and Pinterest fantasies, her story echoes the rise of loneliness, depression, and anxiety that women are facing at all time highs. Why are expectations and lifestyles breaking us down in unprecedented ways? In this beautifully moving memoir of vulnerability, courage, and ultimately transformation, Rebekah shares her journey into the unknown—a thrilling, terrifying freefall that eventually led to flight. Searching for meaning, she stumbled on surrender, discovering that meaning follows surrender. Rebekah found freedom when she faced her greatest fear, and she invites other women to do the same.
"Rebekah writes a vulnerable story of her unexpected winging into the light and dark of mothering, womanhood and visionary living, only to discover what it means to find the full hope of the sky." ANN VOSKAMP, author of The NYT bestseller, One Thousand Gifts
"Everyone has to make a leap - of hope, of courage, of life. Rebekah Lyons wants to make sure that nothing - anxiety, despair, depression or fear - holds you back." MARGARET FEINBERG, author of Fight Back with Joy, Wonderstruck, and Scouting the Devine.
"Surely God wants to use those who are rescued to rescue others. Rebekah bravely shares her story of freefall into the arms of her Creator, as her search for meaning led to surrender." CHRISTINE CAINE, author and founder of Propel and A21 Campaign
"There are few authors who can help readers navigate the pain and joy of being human. Lyons is just that author -- a welcome guide for the 21st century seekers." PHILEENA HEUERTZ, author of Pilgrimage of a Soul and founder of Gravity Center
"Rebekah did what every writer wants to do: she tells her story with such grace and clarity that the reader can't help but find glimpses of her own story. A well-written book that feels both familiar and inspiring." SHAUNA NIEQUIST, author of Savor and Bread & Wine
"Rebekah is an elegant and honest writer who speaks to the weighty struggle of human experience while simultaneously elevating its astonishing beauty and the transformative power of surrender." MELISSA MOORE, Living Proof Ministries