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STEPS OF FAITH 1987-1991
Margaret Becker
STEPS OF FAITH 1987-1991
Genres: Rock, Christian, Gospel
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STEPS OF FAITH 1987-1991


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All Artists: Margaret Becker
Title: STEPS OF FAITH 1987-1991
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: EMI CMG
Release Date: 8/17/2009
Genres: Rock, Christian, Gospel
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077775135428


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STEPS OF FAITH 1987-1991

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Perfect Introduction to Margaret's Early Radio Hits
Mark Baker | Santa Clarita, CA United States | 03/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I seem to have a love/hate relationship with Margaret Becker's music. I absolutely love the honesty in some of her songs, but I don't like the style of her late 80's/early 90's rock on others. This best of collection provides the perfect compromise from me.Maybe it's because I became familiar with her music via the radio, but this collection has most of my all time favorite songs from her early career."Look Me in the Eye" and "Never be an Angel" were favorites from the moment I first heard them. Margaret is very transparent in these songs about her desire to become more like Christ and her struggle to do so.Somewhere along the line, I had missed songs from the CD "Immigrant's Daughter," but I was completely struck with the reminder of forgiveness in "Just Come In" and the fun reminder about wealth that is "Solomon's Shoes.""Who Am I" has to be one of my all time favorite Margaret Becker songs. The lyrics capture exactly the feeling of wonder I get looking at the night sky and remembering that the God who created all this with a word knows me and loves me. I've used it in private worship times for years.There is only one new song on here. "This Love" opens the album and captures the joys of being found by Jesus' love.Like any best of, there are great songs left out. Personally, this CD always feels empty without "You Remain Unchanged." Frankly, I didn't buy this CD for years because of it. Trust me, that was a very stupid mistake. I'm surprised I haven't worn it out with how much I've listened to it since I bought it.If you are interested in honest, uplifting, and challenging lyrics, look no further then this CD. It is worth every penny spent and every bit of time spent trying to track it down."
A Gem!!
Just Some Lady | 07/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in the late 80's/early 90's I was a fence straddling professional backslider Christian and felt like an illegal alien as a young adult in my church gatherings. My tastes were different, my experiences were different, my style of dress, my family wasn't saved - I found myself not relating at all to anyone around me who liked to saccharin coat everything in life with soundbytes and logos sold for $30.00 at the back table after every service. I felt really alone. Christianity seemed to be based purley on how you looked, which family you came from and how well you could mindlessly reapeat scripture verse verbatim weather you understood/believed what you were saying or not. On top of all that I live in a part of the US where there is litterally NO exposure to Contemporary Christian music outside of the advertising hype you read in print and what you are told by kids with mullets and marijuana who type in all caps. For the most part I've always found most Christian music to be the equivalent of canned laughter on a TV sitcom: very gimmicky, one dimensional and a cheap immitation of whatever mainstream 'flavor of the month' happens to be playing on the top 40 chart. When the gore of it all got too much, I'd dissapear for a while from church to detox.

Ordinarily I would have never spent my money on Christian filler merchandise and I can't quite remember what posessed me to buy Margaret Becker's greatest hits cassette but it was the BEST move ever!! (Thank you strange lady who urged me to make this purchase) What a Godsend it was at that time in my life. I wept through every song - the songs seemed to speak directly to my soul in a way that I had been missing for so long. Other than my rabidly prayerful search for Truth and revelation in the pages of the bible, I credit this tape for being the spark that spurred me on to pursue a deeper relationship with Christ.

I brought it along on a retreat once to play in my walkman and left it in one of the church leader's cars. I freaked out! I called all around and finally reached the harried mother who promised to return it to me next time she saw me. It took her two months to return it to me because she had been listening to it over and over again herself in her car as she was going through a very difficult time. She returned it to me with a vow to order one for herself to keep. The songs are soulful, heartfelt and Margaret Becker sings them with expert voice and with an intimate understanding of what the words truly mean.

I'm teetering precariously close toward 40 now and I slowly drifted away from contemporary Christian music once I became a professional classical vocalist. two years ago I was robbed during a move and my beat up old "Steps of Faith" cassette was a casualty. I finally thought to replace this out of print treasure on CD through ebay a week ago and gave it a spin when I took it out of the packing. The music is just as fresh and just as meaningful and relevant as the first day I heard it almost 15 years ago. Once again, it's a mainstay in my 'play often' pile near my CD player along with a few 'new' Margaret Becker CD's I've never heard before. Ms. Becker never disappoints. I'm in awe of the work of God in her ministry and in her life.

If you can find this edition, buy it. It's an excellent intro to her music and you won't be sorry."
Essential, sublime, quiet and striking in content
Raymond Ramirez | chicago | 10/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can only say that this album of songs represented a zenith point in margaret Beckers wordsmith skills. Also, the track "this love", well, in a word, is absolutely sublime. I can't say enough about the sincerity of this sweet poem. The purity of the track is timeless and strikes deep. I am always left in a quiet stupor with a gladness beyond words."