When Grammy-nominated recording artist Matthew West started writing his top-selling new album, The Story of Your Life (Sparrow, 2010) he asked fans to submit personal experiences. More than 10,000 tales of hope, perseverance, and redemption poured in. With friend and author Angela Thomas, West presents some of these powerful stories paired with meaningful devotions they inspired. Wendy gave birth to her daughter in jail. When all seemed hopeless, she found God and her life transformed into something beautiful. Cory, a married youth pastor, had an affair and his life fell apart. With God's mercy, he and his wife gathered the broken pieces and started again. Sheila always struggled with severe insecurity. Now she lives confidently in the purpose God has for her.This unforgettable devotional journey inspires readers to discover God as the author of their unique lives and to share the power of their story.