The Holy Bible: Stock Car Racing Edition

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This Bible, featuring commentary and testimonies from "racing's most famous names," is not only real, it brings a whole new meaning to the term "holy roller." Or, as Amazon reviewer Marduk says: "Praise the Lord and pass the nitrous!"


From the back cover:

Featuring exciting and inspiring full-color inserts with photos of and insights from stock car racing's finest personalities, the NIV Thinline Bible: Stock Car Edition is sure to be a motorsports fan's favorite Bible. Motor Racing Outreach, a ministry to the world of motorsports, has partnered with Zondervan to create this Bible designed to delight race fans. MRO brings testimonies and photographs of the popular race personalities with whom they work on a daily basis—-the drivers, the pit crews, the media spokespeople, and others associated with the world of racing. Combined with the complete text of the New International Version and offered in two innovative and cost-effective bindings, this title will make a wonderful gift for the true racing fan.

As an aside — you know you're on shaky ground when you can't even get the whorin'-is-racin' NASCAR to license their name to you.

Also, hey, it's endorsed by Darrell Waltrip:

[reddit via The Daily What]



To be fair, Zondervan is owned by Harper Collins, a division of Newscorp, and the role of Zondervan is to help Harper Collins provide consumables for the "Christian" market. From a business perspective, it would make sense to combine two key items of a demographic, and this is definitely not the first time Zondervan has done it. It doesn't necessarily reflect the practice or policies of an denomination or faith group, it's just the business of religion.

Sadly, though, I'm sure these will sell well.

On a lighter note, I'm pretty sure God drove a Plymouth in the early days of NASCAR. After all, Genesis says, "And he drove them from the garden in his Fury."

Jesus keeps the Mopar dream alive by returning to earth in Revelations on a white Charger."