Educator and author Tammy Chandler is thrilled to unveil her newest book, Devotions from Everyday Sports, which released Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from WordCrafts Press.
After earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education, Tammy Chandler spent the next two decades using everyday objects to teach children and teenagers about our connection to God. Students and fans urged Chandler to put her insights and wisdom into a format that would reach a wider audience, but it wasn’t until her life coach challenged her to turn her ideas into a book that she seriously set about the task of compiling her thoughts into a single volume. The result was her first book, Devotions from Everyday Things (Westbow Press).
“There was such a great response to Devotions from Everyday Things, and I had so many ideas of other everyday objects that God was giving me to share, that I decided to keep writing,” Chandler says.
Chandler signed with WordCrafts Press for her follow-up book, appropriately entitled More Devotions from Everyday Things, which released in January 2014, and has since continued the series with Devotions from Everyday Things: Horse & Farm Edition, Devotions from Everyday Jobs, and now Devotions from Everyday Sports, which was inspired by her son’s love of athletics.
“After our middle son graduated from high school, he asked me when I was going to write a book about his interests,” Chandler recalls. “I began to ponder the many hours we had spent as a family at the ball fields, courts, and gymnasiums with our children as they were growing up. I started watching sports in our own backyard with a different perspective, and I had lots of fun exploring new sports and learning new things about traditional ones. Devotions from Everyday Sports was a labor of love. I hope you enjoy reading it, as much as I did writing it.”
Devotions from Everyday Sports is published by Middle Tennessee-based WordCrafts Press and distributed to retail by Ingram, the nation’s largest independent book distributor, and is available in trade paperback and all major eBook formats.
“I thoroughly enjoyed learning about so many everyday sports and how they connect with our spiritual growth,” Chandler said. “If you are, or you know, a sports enthusiast–this devotion is for you.”
About the Author
Tammy Chandler is a wife, mother, teacher, friend, author and public speaker. She accepted Christ as Savior when she was five years old, dedicated her life to full-time service as a teenager and has worked in various ministries for more than twenty years. She earned her Bachelor of Education degree from Clearwater Christian College and her Master of Education degree from Jones International University.
When she is not writing, Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband, John, watching their teenage boys play sports, going horseback riding with their daughter, or playing fetch with their dog, Ava. The Chandlers live in Tennessee. She blogs about finding God in everyday things at her website, SimplyDevotions.