Friday, September 22, 2017

All In - Matthew West cd

Matthew West 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 launched a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media starting 9/18. 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?

My Review: Overall, I really liked the CD. I do believe the title song will become a fan favorite; Not a style I am as fond of, but that's okay. "Broken Things" was really good, but I fell in love with the CD over "Mercy is a Song." "Amen" was another upbeat song that I found my toes tapping to, and enjoyed hearing a bit of Matthew's story in "A Life Worth Changing." "Something Greater" really was great...and "Jesus and You" was amazing; I could have hit replay several times. But then it would have delayed, "The Beautiful Things We Miss" and that's definitely a song I am happy I didn't miss. "1 Song" was good and I loved "Power of a Sound Mind." "Never Give Up" is likely to become a 'power anthem' for in "Dream Again." I really liked "Becoming Me" and "You Are Known" was a perfect, encouraging end. There is also a Bonus track that made me laugh out loud---literally.

I confess, I was having a frustrating day, and reviewing a CD was just one more task to check off my to-do list. But, the more I listened, I could feel my tension easing. I was drawn away from my problems into a less self-focused attitude into a reminder that my life is about so much more than little frustrations. I give All In a solid A.


GIVEAWAY!! Enter with a comment on blog (or contact via Facebook) to be entered to win a Matthew West All In CD. Winner will be announced Sept 30th at Noon CDT.

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