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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736943986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736943987
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Matthew West is a recording artist whose singles have topped the charts and been named Billboard's Most Played Christian Songs in 2004, 2009, and 2010. "The Motions" also earned a Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Song in 2010. His albums have sold more than 275,000 copies.

Angela Thomas is a sought-after speaker, teacher, and bestselling author of Do You Think I'm Beautiful?, My Single Mom Life, Prayers for My Baby Boy, and Prayers for My Baby Girl. She inspires thousands at national conferences, workshops, and through video studies that she filmed and wrote including Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask. www.angelathomas.com

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I definitely recommend this book, and am happy to have it in my collection of devotionals.
holly11
After writing the songs for the album The Story of Your Life, West teamed up with author Angela Thomas to create a book by the same title.
Ann B. Hibbard
Many of these stories will touch your heart, whether you see yourself in them or someone you know.
G. Blankenship

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Dad of Divas TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book was an amazing collection of stories from people from so many walks of life. The book was both inspiring and motivational and you will be encouraged to continue reading this from the beginning to end and see what stories come next. I have to say that I love what Matthew West has done here and with the CD that he wrote and shared with fans based on the stories that were shared with him too. The stories ground you and many lift your spirit. I highly encourage all to read this book!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By G. Blankenship on September 12, 2011
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This is a touching compilation of just what the title indicates, the story of our lives. Matthew West is a christian musician who decided to create an album based upon the stories of his listeners. Over 10,000 fans submitted their stories and Matthew used them to create the album titled Story of Your Life. From that project grew this book. Matthew invited author and speaker Angela Thomas to join him on this book.

Together they selected stories to create a years worth of reading on topics such as Chosen, a Mother's Love, the family of God, and so much more. Each of the 52 topics includes the letter(s) submitted, Bible verses that relate to it, and a response from either Angela or Matthew. Many of these stories will touch your heart, whether you see yourself in them or someone you know. You will find your heart breaking when Kristin tells you how close she came to taking her life and how she reached out for help from God, or find yourself in Melissa's letter that simply states "I don't have a very dramatic story. I just love God". (Matthew shows us how God can use that to do big things in the world.) Or maybe you will find yourself in Kelli's letter. A single mom raising two children who watched her son join the military and fight not only in the Gulf war, but be deployed six years later to defend our country again in Afghanistan.

The stories are beautiful, the responses are inspired and this book is well worth the money to purchase it!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ann B. Hibbard VINE VOICE on October 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
As Christian contemporary recording artist Matthew West anticipated the need to write songs for a new album, he decided to take a slightly unusual approach. He asked the Christian community to contribute their stories. His intention was to tell the stories of others instead of only his own. What he didn't anticipate was a response over 10,000 stories strong! After writing the songs for the album The Story of Your Life, West teamed up with author Angela Thomas to create a book by the same title.

In book form, The Story of Your Life is a collection of 52 devotionals. Each devotional begins with excerpts from one or more of the stories West received followed by relevant Scripture passages. Then either Matthew West or Angela Thomas responds to the story, interacting with the chosen Scripture in the process.

These are not deep theological devotionals. Instead, they are practical thoughts, relevant to the struggles, successes, and passions represented in the stories. The topics covered are as diverse as the authors. While there is no distinct organizational structure, the book does not feel haphazard or disjointed in any way. These are simply life stories, and they are well blended into this single collection.

My heart was definitely stirred as I read the stories shared in The Story of Your Life. Some moved me to tears. Others were eye-opening. Still others seemed to echo some of my own struggles in life. Although the devotionals don't pretend to offer solutions or even sure-fire advice, they do point out how God's Word truly does address every aspect of our lives. And, the book definitely made me curious about the album as well!

This book was sent to me in exchange for my honest review.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer L. Engel on September 21, 2011
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Matthew West received 10,000 emails from people all over the world and went to a cabin in TN to write songs and eventually this book. I am honored that my story had been choosen. It is a great inspiration just knowing that I am not alone in my struggles. God changed my heart when I became willing. I pray that this book touches souls for Jesus and His Kingdom!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 11, 2011
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I'm writing this review because I'm the "Tim" on page 185. Some of the life stories are very personal, and it was thought better to only use the first names of the authors. I agree with that strategy.

When I got an email from Joel West (Matthew's brother) that my story was going to be included in the book, I was pretty much lost for a minute.

Book? What book? Oh yeah, now I remember. It had been a while since I submitted my story. It was pretty exciting news actually. I ordered plenty of copies to give to my friends and family.

So why should you buy this book? Because I have a testimonial in it?

Actually, in spite of it. Despite Matthew and Angela Thomas' best efforts, it isn't my best work. But it is an accurate reflection of where I was in my life when it was written. And their devotional at the end of each testimonial is spot on.

There are fifty other testimonials of other people's lives here. They run the gamut of human emotion and situations. You can't help but identify, and be lifted up. When you see changed lives for the better and read the common reason why, well, even I can figure it out. So you won't have any trouble at all.

If you like Matthew West's music and/or Angela Thomas' books, you can't go wrong here. If you're new to either, this is a great place to start.
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