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Award-Winning Christian Music Singer Matthew West Wants to Inspire Readers to Find Their True Identity in New Book

By May 2, 2017News

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) April 2017 – Are you trying to remember a more promising time in your life? Maybe you are not sure you like where you’ve been, or who you’ve become. Maybe you’re struggling to find your true identity, or where exactly you fit in this crazy world.

The freeing news is you’re not alone. Throughout his travels, award-winning Christian music singer and songwriter Matthew West has collected thousands of stories from around the world from people dealing with this very issue. Well known for communicating these stories through song, Matthew will continue that storytelling theme in his book, Hello, My Name Is…: Discover Your True Identity (Worthy Publishing, April 2017, $16.99, ISBN 9781617958601). Watch Matthew talk about the new book with The 700 Club here.

After collecting so many stories from so many different people, Matthew learned an important truth – every person has a difficult journey to discover their true, God-given identity.

As Matthew explains, “The Bible describes Satan as the ‘father of lies.’ And the father of lies would love for nothing more than to get you to believe a lie about yourself. He knows that if you take ownership of a false identity, before long, that false identity will own you. And the more time you spend being owned by a false identity, the further away you fall from discovering the power and the freedom and the hope that is waiting to be tapped into when you take hold of the truth of who God says you are.”

Throughout the book, Matthew takes the stories he has collected over the years to inspire readers to reconnect with their own best self. His hope is that they will understand their identity isn’t found within, but through the Savior, Jesus Christ.

“The day is coming when all of the nametags we’ve accumulated, all the false identities we’ve owned, all the lies of the enemy we’ve had a hard time shaking – will fall to the ground once and for all as we stand before the Lord,” says Matthew. “None of it will matter anymore because our true names will be known by him and spoken by him.”

Matthew West is a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, and was awarded an American Music Award (2013) and a Billboard Music Award (2014). Matthew West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: Happy (2003), History (2005), Something to Say (2008), The Story of Your Life (2010), and GRAMMY®-nominated Into the Light (2012). West was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name. His songwriting credits include cuts by Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diamond Rio, and more.