GRAMMY ® nominee Matthew West along with best selling author Angela Thomas (Do You Think I’m Beautiful, My Single Mom Life and more) are uniting to release The Story of Your Life, Inspiring Stories of God at Work in People Just Like You with Harvest House Publishers this September.
The book from West comes as a follow-up to his best-selling, latest CD The Story of Your Life where he received 10,000 personal stories from individuals in every state in the U.S. and 20 countries. Upon its release, The Story of Your Life garnered attention from CNN, Fox News, Billboard Magazine, Country Weekly, AOL’s TheBoot.com and more.
West received such an overwhelming response that he could not include all of the stories in the album, and the idea of a book was born to create an opportunity to expose even more meaningful stories. The letters covering topics such as bullying, divorce and adoption have now been turned into redemptive and hopeful devotions in this latest book. This devotional journey inspires readers to discover God as the author of their unique lives and to share the power of their story.
“As stories began to pour in by the thousands, I quickly sensed that not only was something special taking place, but that my life was about to change,” explains West. “During those months, my eyes were opened to see the world outside my door like I had never witnessed before.”
Also following in January 2012 will be What’s Your Story? book and companion DVD. The book, and interactive standalone guide, allows readers to personalize and explore more deeply the messages of God’s hope and redemption in their stories.
West will headline “The Story of Your Life” tour with Jonny Diaz this fall, and release his first, full-length Christmas album, The Heart of Christmas, this October with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG.
Story of Your Life| Posted March 11, 2012
The book of life stories submitted by thousands of people is very inspirational. Not only can you relate to the stories that people have, but Matthew or Angela respond and put scripture in to look up to. It is easy to get addicted to this book and not want to put it down.
Awesome devotional| Posted September 12, 2011
From the album of the same name, this devotional features more of the over 10K stories Matthew received. A book that if you read it through a year (52 chapters = 1 a week) will bless and inspire you - if you can wait that long. ;D I reviewed this in more depth for CMR.