While Matt has written reviews and other articles for youth ministry magazines for several years, he was recruited to write for several new curricula that Abingdon Press is developing for youth. Coming out in 2007 will be "The Amazing Bible Race," a program challenging youth groups to read the entire Bible in two years (Matt wrote the commentary and study guide for Job, and Romans-Revelations), and "Claim the Life," a six-year spiritual formation resource for youth. Check them all out at www.cokesbury.com.
Those promise to be really outstanding resources, and will be used for many years to come. While another of Matt's writing projects will only be used during the Summer of 2007, it is still super-exciting to see his name on the cover of the book as the sole author of "Crosswind," the youth resource for Cokesbury's 2007 Vacation Bible School curriculum. Yay for Matt!