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Name  Matt Chandler
Nationality  American
Role  Pastor

Period  2010-Present
Spouse  Lauren Chandler (m. 1999)
Genre  Children's
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Born  October 24, 1972 (age 43) Ithaca, New York, United States (1972-10-24)
Children  Reid Chandler, Norah Chandler, Audrey Chandler
Books  The Explicit Gospel, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain, Recovering Redemption: How Chri, Creature of the Word: The Jesu, The World's Most Hau
Similar People  Mark Driscoll, John Piper, David Platt, Tim Keller, Francis Chan

Occupation  Children's Book author
Education  Hardin–Simmons University

Matt Chandler is an American author of more than 20 books for young children, including Side by Side Baseball Stars: Comparing the Game's Greatest Players, which was selected by the American Society of Journalists and Authors as its 2015 Children's/Young Adult Book of the Year.


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He has published 22 children's books, with 20 being non-fiction in addition to two works of fiction.

  • Alcatraz (a "You Choose" Adventure)
  • Wacky Baseball Trivia (published with Sports Illustrated Kids)
  • Wacky Basketball Trivia
  • The Science of Basketball
  • The Science of Baseball
  • The Science of Hockey
  • Behind Enemy Lines: The Escape of Robert Grimes with the Comet Line
  • Outrunning the Nazis: The Brave Escape of Resistance Fighter Sven Somme
  • Military Drones
  • Recreational Drones
  • The World's Most Haunted Places
  • Deer Hunting for Kids
  • Bear Hunting for Kids
  • Dangerous Times: History's Most Troubled Eras
  • Ghosts of the Alamo and Other Hauntings of the South
  • Bachelor's Grove Cemetery and Other Haunted Places of the Midwest
  • Balloons for Heaven
  • The Trojan War
  • Side by Side Baseball Stars: Comparing the Game's Greatest Players
  • The Adventures of Larry the Lunchbox Lizard: First Time With a Babysitter
  • Outrageous Pro Wrestling Rivalries
  • Who's Who of Pro Baseball: A Guide to the Game's Greatest Players
  • Magazine writing

    Chandler has written for a number of regional and national magazines including SuperLawyers, American Legion Magazine, Gentry, Buffalo Magazine, and Buffalo Spree.

  • Cover story on attorney James Harrington, Super Lawyers Magazine, August 2016
  • Cover story on attorney Ginger Schroder, Super Lawyers Magazine, August 2015
  • "Tin Can Soldiers", American Legion Magazine
  • Essays

    His essays have appeared in three books within the internationally best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, including:

  • "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive"
  • "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hooked on Hockey"
  • "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive"
  • Author visits to elementary schools

    In addition to his writing, Chandler visits elementary schools to present "author visits". His presentations are designed to inspire children and encourage reading, while being fun and entertaining. In a 2016 interview with the West Seneca Bee, Chandler had this to say about his school visits: "I took a very unconventional path to becoming a writer and overcame long odds, so I really try to reach them (the students) and show them they can follow their dreams and achieve anything if they are willing to work hard and never give up."


    Chandler is a six-time New York Press Association Award winner, having earned recognition for his columns and feature writing while a newspaper reporter for Buffalo Business First, the Buffalo Law Journal, and The Hamburg Sun.

    He was also recognized by the American Society of Journalists and Authors with its 2015 award for Best Children's/Young Adult book for his Capstone Press/Sports Illustrated Kids book, Side by Side Baseball Stars: Comparing the Game's Greatest Players.


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