Thursday, September 21, 2017

CD Review and Giveaway: "All In" by Matthew West

Matthew West is one of my favorite Christian music artists, so I was really excited to get the opportunity to review his new CD, "All In"! This album really feels like it came directly from Matthew's heart. One of his recurring themes, which I hope speaks to many people, is that you are good enough for God. It doesn't matter what you've done or how imperfect you are, Matthew says in "Broken Things": "Now I'm just a beggar in the presence of a king. I wish I could bring so much  more. But if it's true you use broken things, then here I am Lord, I am all yours." He reminds us that "It's always the ones with scars that you use, It's the rebels and the prodigals." In "Mercy Is a Song," he continues this theme by telling us: "Mercy is a song singing to my heart, telling me it's okay, come just as you are."

In one of my favorite songs, "The Sound of a Life Changing," Matthew shares how he came to be a Christian songwriter and singer. "I heard it all from the cheap seats, Assembly Hall Arena, Champaign, Illnois. Just a poor college boy making noise, writing my first songs. Steven Curtis up on stage, singing 'Speechless' left me speechless and amazed. Tears rolling down my face. I heard a still small voice say, 'That's gonna be you someday.'" And Matthew's ode to his mother, "Becoming Me," will have you in tears when he says "I'm becoming me because of you." He doesn't forget his loving wife, either, as he sings, "When I think about the only things in life that pull me through, I hit my knees and thank the Lord for Jesus & You."

I hope you'll pick up a copy of "All In" and let the words speak to your heart as Matthew West invites you to "Come get in line" to receive God's grace and go "All In" when it comes to faith.

Matthew’s heart behind the album:
Matthew wrote his new album "All In" with the goal of encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out -- to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be. Along that same theme, Matthew will be launching a six-week All in Challenge on his social media starting 9/18, and each week Matthew will be challenging his fans to go all in in a different part of their lives. What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?

Broken Things Music Video:


And watch the story behind the song, "Broken Things":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BipPAfDq9ns

All In Lyric Video:


And watch the story behind the song, "All In":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmjVt4zkkRo


Follow Matthew West on:
Website: http://matthewwest.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthew_west
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matthewwest/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewjwest/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MatthewWestVEVO

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner (from the continental U.S. only) will win a copy of the new CD, "All In," by Matthew West! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM ET on Friday, September 29, 2017. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

20 comments:

  1. I like that he is a 4 time Grammy nominee! I didn't realize that!
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  2. He has more than 100 songwriting credits to his name. That is some good work.

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  3. He has been nominated for GRAMMYs 4 times!

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  4. I learned that he will be performing at Grace Church in Eden Prairie MN on November 5.

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  5. I love his whole website I met him in new york

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  6. I learned his album is being released today and when he was trying out for his record deal, he met his future wife.

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  7. I learned that his All In package is $49.99. I want his CD and t-shirt. Thank you for the chance ☺

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  8. His album released on September 22. I enjoyed the cover to his newest album.

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  9. I learned that he has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name,

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  10. i learned that he is a very talented songwriter and i can't wait to hear more of his music.

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  11. hannah9:40 PM

    I learned : West has written five books to date: Give This Christmas Away, The Story Of Your Life, Forgiveness, Today Is Day One, and his newest release, Hello My Name Is.

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  12. I like his all-in package!

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  13. I posted the wrong url for the share on 9/28 It should be https://www.facebook.com/FrogSlop/posts/1610959008960210?pnref=story

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  14. I learned that he's a 4 time Grammy nominee.

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  15. I learned that he's on tour.

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  16. I learned he has written five books.

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  17. Anonymous4:22 PM

    I have not heard of him. I enjoy Christian music though, and would like to listen to him.

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  18. I learned he has been a four time Grammy nominee.

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  19. I learned that he was a Dove Award recipient.

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