Grand Rapids, Mich., March 29, 2012Zondervan will publish two new titles by three-time Super Bowl winning coach and three-time NASCAR championship team owner Joe Gibbs.


In the Game Plan for Life Bible, scheduled for release in August, Coach Gibbs writes realistic, accessible notes about God’s perspective on the everyday life issues men struggle with most. Written specifically for the “average Joe,” Coach Gibbs’ notes will enlighten, encourage and inspire readers as they strive to create a solid, God-honoring game plan for their lives.


Features include:

  • Complete text of the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—the New International Version (NIV).

  • Key articles from well-known experts on the areas of God, creation, finances, relationships, career, vocation and other topics of interest to men.

  • Devotions from Joe Gibbs that help readers to learn from the Coach himself.

  • Character studies of Bible characters who actually followed God’s Game Place—and how readers can follow it, too.

  • Special introductions written by Coach Gibbs for every book of the Bible.

  • Easy to grasp subject guides, reading plans, key questions and answers tied to the major articles, and other study helps in the end matter allow readers to deeply engage with God’s word.

Also releasing in August is the Game Plan for Life CHALK TALKS Devotional. The devotional offers forty inspirational and encouraging readings written by Coach Gibbs. Covering topics such as marriage, family and relationships, Coach Gibbs offers sound advice, personal stories and prayers. Coach Gibbs knows both success and failure, but he has learned that no matter how much you plan for your life, it’s God’s plan that will bring happiness.


"Joe Gibbs is the only coach to win three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks, and he’s won three NASCAR championships with two different drivers," said Chip Brown, Senior VP and Publisher at Zondervan. "We wanted to publish his ‘play book’ so everyday people could learn how to win in life from this consummate pro, and it turns out Coach Gibbs’ play book is the Bible. His personal notes, stories and contributions from his stellar panel of experts are powerful yet doable."  


NIV Game Plan for Life Bible

Hardcover, $34.99, 9890310949916

Italian Duo-Tone™ Black/Blue, $54.99, 9890310949923


Game Plan for Life CHALK TALKS Devotional

Hardcover, $15.99, 9890310330370


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