The Official Average Boy Podcast

By Focus on the Family

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Elias
 Mar 27, 2020
I LOVE IT! I've listened to every single episode. Your stories are SOOOOO funny!

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The "Official Average Boy" podcast encourages children and parents to laugh and learn about God together. Hosted by Focus on the Family Clubhouse editor Jesse Florea and Christian comedian Bob Smiley. This podcast joins Focus on the Family's already very popular "Official Adventures in Odyssey" podcast as great entertainment and faith-building fun. The 13 episodes of season 1 cover topics such as technology, reading the Bible, handling peer pressure, finding identity in Christ, sibling relationships and being part of God's body.

Episode Date
Official Average Boy Podcast #39
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Sep 11, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #38
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Sep 04, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #37
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Aug 28, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #36
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Aug 21, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #35
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Aug 14, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #34
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Aug 07, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #33 on Peaceful Conflict Resolution
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Jul 31, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #33 on Peaceful Conflict Resolution

Bob and his brother, Brian, get in a football throwing battle. Instead of getting angry and escalating the situation, Bob’s Mom reminds her boys that “the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:20). Bob and Jesse discuss how loving others in the way God loves us can help keep the peace and build relationships.

Jul 31, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #32 on Chores
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Jul 24, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #32 on Chores

Bob and his parents develop a chore chart. As his dad always says, “It may be summer, but there’s no break from chores.” For some reason, eating ice cream on Wednesdays doesn’t make the list. Bob and Jesse also talk about when they prayed to receive Jesus as their Savior in response to questions from two listeners.

Jul 24, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #31 on Humility
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Jul 17, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #31 on Humility

Bob is the best at being humble. Just ask him, he’ll tell you all about it! But seriously, Bob learns an important lesson about humility at his family’s “Showdown at the Better-Than-OK Dessert Corral” that develops after his mom bakes a delicious cherry pie. In the end, the Bible is proven right, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2).

Jul 17, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #30 on Running the Race for God
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Jul 10, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #30 on Running the Race for God

Bob and his best friend, Billy, host the Billy-Bob Olympics in Bob’s backyard. This highly competitive neighborhood competition features a bowling ball toss, long jump and melt-athon. Who wins, and what are those events? Listen to find out. Also, discover what it means to run the race that God has prepared for each of us. Spoiler alert: Endurance plays a big part.

Jul 10, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #29 on Patience
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Jul 03, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #29 on Patience

Doctors have patients, but everyone should all show patience. Waiting for what we want isn’t easy. Bob discovers life is no cake walk. Plus, listeners receive fantastic pointers from the Bible and Bob’s grandma about the importance of patience. Patience certainly helps the situation when “someone” packs a trumpet to practice playing during a family road trip.

Jul 03, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #28 on Living Uprightly
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Jun 25, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #28 on Living Uprightly

Bob helps his neighbor Mrs. Dodd clean out her garage and get organized. It’s a big job with big consequences when Bob breaks a cherished keepsake. What will he do? What will Mrs. Dodd do? And what will “Charity” do with all the stuff donated from the garage? Find out, and hear a great joke from a podcast listener.

Jun 25, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #27 on Understanding Personality Differences
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Jun 19, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #27 on Understanding Personality Differences

God created people with different personalities. The more we understand about each other, the better we can get along. In this podcast, Bob takes a personality test to discover if he’s a Talker, Leader, Thinker or Peacemaker. The results are surprising . . . so are Bob and Jesse’s response to a listener who asks for tips on being kind.

Jun 19, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #26 on Honesty
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Mar 16, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #26 on Honesty

Honesty truly is the best policy. And honestly, Bob is not a very good pickleball player. (And what exactly is pickleball? Can you squeeze it on a hotdog?) On the other hand, Bob is really good about being honest, which we learn after he and his brother return a lost wallet.

Mar 16, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #25 on Using Our Brains
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Mar 09, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #25 on Using Our Brains

In this podcast Bob explains the power of logical reasoning. He just learned about it at school and has lots of great, err, good examples that he thought up. God’s Word encourages us to “acquire knowledge” (Proverbs 18:15) and use our brains. Bob and Jesse also share their best pieces of advice.

Mar 09, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 24
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Mar 02, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #24 on Witnessing

Sharing your faith can be scary. But the Bible tells us in 1 Peter 3:15 to: “Always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you about the hope you have. Be ready to give the reason for it. But do it gently and with respect.” Bob talks about ways he tells others about Jesus, including a story about winning a radio contest.

Mar 02, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 23
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Feb 25, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #23 on Thankfulness

It’s not good to take things for granite. After all, it’s a really hard rock and it might actually be quartz, dolostone or basalt. But seriously, we should express thankfulness to all the people who help us and give us gifts. Bob and Jesse share some of the things they’re thankful for and their favorite Bible verses.

Feb 24, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 22
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Feb 18, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #22 on Volunteering

Jesse shares the “Rule of 2’s” for math. Bob talks about volunteering with his family at a food bank and at church. All of this adds up to a podcast filled with tips about helping others and using our time for God’s glory. Bob and Jesse also give encouragement to Daniel—a podcast listener who gave up following God because it was too hard.

Feb 17, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 21
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Feb 11, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #21 on God’s Love

Bob’s class just celebrated Valentine’s Day, and Bob wonders why all those candy hearts have the same saying on them—“No way!” (There should be other sayings too, right?!?) Relationships and friendships can be hard, because sometimes people’s feelings change. But God’s love always stays the same. He loves us unconditionally, and we should try to follow His example. This podcast also reveals which pet Bob likes best: Dogs or Cats?

Feb 10, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 20
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Feb 03, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #20 on the Armor of God

God’s armor can protect and keep us safe—even if someone happens to attack with a giant turkey leg. (You’ll have to hear this story to believe it.) In the end, Bob and Jesse agree that God’s shield of faith is waaay better than Captain America’s shield.

Feb 03, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #20

God’s armor can protect and keep us safe—even if someone happens to attack with a giant turkey leg. (You’ll have to hear this story to believe it.) In the end, Bob and Jesse agree that God’s shield of faith is waaay better than Captain America’s shield.

Feb 03, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 19
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Jan 27, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #19 on Prayer

The Bible says to “pray constantly,” but Bob keeps running into things when he prays and walks with his eyes closed. Jesse shares an acrostic to help guide P-R-A-Yers. Then something amazing happens. Jesse tells a funny joke!

Jan 27, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #19

The Bible says to “pray constantly,” but Bob keeps running into things when he prays and walks with his eyes closed. Jesse shares an acrostic to help guide P-R-A-Yers. Then something amazing happens. Jesse tells a funny joke!

Jan 27, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 18
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Jan 20, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #18 on Showing Respect

Bob shares that he’s really good at shouting out comments during school assemblies. Sometimes the speakers ask for comments . . . but sometimes he shouts things even when don’t ask. Getting laughs is great, but it’s even more important to “Show proper respect to everyone” (1 Peter 2:17). This podcast also tries to answer the question: What’s the deal with Satan?

Jan 20, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #18

Bob shares that he’s really good at shouting out comments during school assemblies. Sometimes the speakers ask for comments . . . but sometimes he shouts things even when don’t ask. Getting laughs is great, but it’s even more important to “Show proper respect to everyone” (1 Peter 2:17). This podcast also tries to answer the question: What’s the deal with Satan?

Jan 20, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 17
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Jan 13, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #17 on Getting Along With Parents

Bob remembers some historic family vacations and tells how he took his parents to the zoo to show his appreciation for everything they do for him. (Plus, he really wanted to go to the zoo.) Bob admits to not always liking his parents’ rules and punishments. But he knows it’s wise to make his mom and dad happy.

Jan 13, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #17

Bob remembers some historic family vacations and tells how he took his parents to the zoo to show his appreciation for everything they do for him. (Plus, he really wanted to go to the zoo.) Bob admits to not always liking his parents’ rules and punishments. But he knows it’s wise to make his mom and dad happy.

Jan 13, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 16
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Jan 06, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #16 on Self-Control

It’s a fruit of the Spirit, and we all need it. In this randomly rhyming podcast, Bob and Jesse explore how showing self-control can help in controlling anger. Bob also unveils his amazing chess-playing abilities. Spoiler alert: He’s especially good at moving those castle-y thingies.

Jan 06, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 16

It’s a fruit of the Spirit, and we all need it. In this randomly rhyming podcast, Bob and Jesse explore how showing self-control can help in controlling anger. Bob also unveils his amazing chess-playing abilities. Spoiler alert: He’s especially good at moving those castle-y thingies.

Jan 06, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 15
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Dec 30, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #15 on Setting Goals

Bob sets a goal to try something new every month. But what should he do? Brush his teeth every day? Learn new words? Live out his faith in more obvious ways? Bob and Jesse come up with a plan . . . then they ask podcast listeners for additional ideas.

Dec 30, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 15

Bob sets a goal to try something new every month. But what should he do? Brush his teeth every day? Learn new words? Live out his faith in more obvious ways? Bob and Jesse come up with a plan . . . then they ask podcast listeners for additional ideas.

Dec 30, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 14
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Dec 23, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #14 on Forgiveness

Season Two of the “Official Average Boy” podcast starts off with a slam-dunk! Bob helps Jesse forgive a basketball player who keeps bashing into him on the court. Then Bob shares a cross-country canine encounter that puts him face-to-face with the school bully. Plus, we debut our first listener call-in question.

Dec 23, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 14

Season Two of the “Official Average Boy” podcast starts off with a slam-dunk! Bob helps Jesse forgive a basketball player who keeps bashing into him on the court. Then Bob shares a cross-country canine encounter that puts him face-to-face with the school bully. Plus, we debut our first listener call-in question.

Dec 23, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 14

Season Two of the “Official Average Boy” podcast starts off with a slam-dunk! Bob helps Jesse forgive a basketball player who keeps bashing into him on the court. Then Bob shares a cross-country canine encounter that puts him face-to-face with the school bully. Plus, we debut our first listener call-in question.

Dec 23, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 13
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Aug 19, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #13 on Service

Free doughnuts are the best! So is using our gifts and talents to help others. In this podcast, Bob explains how he tries to notice the needs of people around him—neighbors, friends, people at church—and how he boldly steps out to serve.

Aug 19, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #13 on Service

Free doughnuts are the best! So is using our gifts and talents to help others. In this podcast, Bob explains how he tries to notice the needs of people around him – neighbors, friends, people at church – and how he boldly steps out to serve.

Aug 19, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 13

Free doughnuts are the best! So is using our gifts and talents to help others. In this podcast, Bob explains how he tries to notice the needs of people around him—neighbors, friends, people at church—and how he boldly steps out to serve.

Aug 19, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 13

Free doughnuts are the best! So is using our gifts and talents to help others. In this podcast, Bob explains how he tries to notice the needs of people around him – neighbors, friends, people at church – and how he boldly steps out to serve.

Aug 19, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 12
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Aug 12, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #12 on Siblings

Oh brother, Average Boy talks about his brother. There's never a dull moment around his house with two wild brothers running around. After getting in trouble at church, Bob gives some great tips for getting along with siblings.

Aug 12, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 12

Oh brother, Average Boy talks about his brother. There's never a dull moment around his house with two wild brothers running around. After getting in trouble at church, Bob gives some great tips for getting along with siblings.

Aug 12, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 11
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Aug 05, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #11 on Salvation

Bob and Jesse talk about the most important decision anyone will ever make – believing in Jesus Christ as their Savior. Finding forgiveness in Christ is a lot like saving a turtle during a torrential rainstorm – you'll have to hear it to believe it.

Aug 05, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 11

Bob and Jesse talk about the most important decision anyone will ever make – believing in Jesus Christ as their Savior. Finding forgiveness in Christ is a lot like saving a turtle during a torrential rainstorm – you'll have to hear it to believe it.

Aug 05, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #10 on Identity in Christ

In this podcast, Bob (aka Average Boy) shares about his kickball skills - or lack thereof. Fortunately, because of his faith in Jesus, Bob is on the ultimate winning team. Instead of defining himself by what he does in sports or the classroom, Bob encourages everyone to find their identity in Christ.

Jul 29, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 10

In this podcast, Bob (aka Average Boy) shares about his kickball skills - or lack thereof. Fortunately, because of his faith in Jesus, Bob is on the ultimate winning team. Instead of defining himself by what he does in sports or the classroom, Bob encourages everyone to find their identity in Christ.

Jul 29, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 10
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Jul 27, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 9
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Jul 22, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #9 on God’s Temple the Body

Bob tries to start some healthy habits to take better care of his body. But there's a problem – whenever he gets the treadmill above "5," it's hard for him to eat his jelly doughnut. This podcast also dives into juicing, getting enough sleep, and why koala bears are so strong.

Jul 22, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 9

Bob tries to start some healthy habits to take better care of his body. But there's a problem – whenever he gets the treadmill above "5," it's hard for him to eat his jelly doughnut. This podcast also dives into juicing, getting enough sleep, and why koala bears are so strong.

Jul 22, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 8
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Jul 15, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #8 on Finding a Mentor

Have you ever gone to a store and got stuck behind a line of mannequins? That's what happens to Bob. Fortunately, his youth pastor is there to rescue him – and a lady who's almost crushed by a mannequin. Youth pastors, parents and older adults can be a big help in our lives.

Jul 15, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 8

Have you ever gone to a store and got stuck behind a line of mannequins? That's what happens to Bob. Fortunately, his youth pastor is there to rescue him – and a lady who's almost crushed by a mannequin. Youth pastors, parents and older adults can be a big help in our lives.

Jul 15, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 7
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Jul 08, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #7 on Responsibility

Being responsible takes a lot of responsibility. Average Boy (aka Bob Smiley) learns that fact when he's house-sitting for a neighbor who has some hisss-terical cats. He also finds out that house-sitting has nothing to do with sitting on the roof of a house.

Jul 08, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 7

Being responsible takes a lot of responsibility. Average Boy (aka Bob Smiley) learns that fact when he's house-sitting for a neighbor who has some hisss-terical cats. He also finds out that house-sitting has nothing to do with sitting on the roof of a house.

Jul 08, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 6
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Jul 01, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #6 on Godly Friends

Popularity is overrated. Just ask Bob (aka Average Boy), whose "close friends" at school call him Mark, Timmy, or Jim. Instead of seeking lots of friends, Bob discovers it's best to have good friends who encourage him to grow closer to God.

Jul 01, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 6

Popularity is overrated. Just ask Bob (aka Average Boy), whose "close friends" at school call him Mark, Timmy, or Jim. Instead of seeking lots of friends, Bob discovers it's best to have good friends who encourage him to grow closer to God.

Jul 01, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 5
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Jun 24, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #5 on Reading the Bible

"Every word of God is perfect." That's what it says in Proverbs 30:5. The Bible is alive and active, changing people's hearts. In this podcast, Bob and Jesse give tips about reading God’s Word … and why it's not acceptable to shout in a library.

Jun 24, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 5

"Every word of God is perfect." That's what it says in Proverbs 30:5. The Bible is alive and active, changing people's hearts. In this podcast, Bob and Jesse give tips about reading God’s Word … and why it's not acceptable to shout in a library.

Jun 24, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 4
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Jun 17, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #4 on Manners

There's more to manners than just saying "please" and "thank you." This podcast shows how having good manners shows respect and spreads God's love. Plus, Bob explains why it's not a good idea to have a friend try and throw a Skittles into your nose.

Jun 17, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 4

There's more to manners than just saying "please" and "thank you." This podcast shows how having good manners shows respect and spreads God's love. Plus, Bob explains why it's not a good idea to have a friend try and throw a Skittles into your nose.

Jun 17, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 3
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Jun 10, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #3 on God’s Body

This podcast buzzes with excitement – it's all about bees and being part of God's body. Both can be pretty sweet! Discover how you can use your gifts and talents for God.

Jun 10, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 3

This podcast buzzes with excitement – it's all about bees and being part of God's body. Both can be pretty sweet! Discover how you can use your gifts and talents for God.

Jun 10, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 2
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Jun 03, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #2 on Technology

Technology is everywhere! It can totally take over your life. This podcast will help you determine if you're a Tech Addict. Bob also shares some high-flying video game insights and reveals his favorite kind of candy.

Jun 03, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 2

Technology is everywhere! It can totally take over your life. This podcast will help you determine if you're a Tech Addict. Bob also shares some high-flying video game insights and reveals his favorite kind of candy.

Jun 03, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 1
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May 29, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast #1 on Stewardship

The "Official Average Boy" podcast starts off big by talking about God's great, big world. Bob and Jesse dig into the importance of recycling and protecting God's creation. Plus, you'll hear a "ribbiting" – er … riveting story about baseball.

May 29, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 1

The "Official Average Boy" podcast starts off big by talking about God's great, big world. Bob and Jesse dig into the importance of recycling and protecting God's creation. Plus, you'll hear a "ribbiting" – er … riveting story about baseball.

May 29, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Promo

The "Official Average Boy" podcast encourages children and parents to laugh and learn about God together.

Hosted by Focus on the Family Clubhouse editor Jesse Florea and Christian comedian Bob Smiley. This podcast joins Focus' already very popular "Official Adventures in Odyssey" podcast as great entertainment and faith-building fun. The 13 episodes of season 1 cover topics such as technology, reading the Bible, handling peer pressure, finding identity in Christ, sibling relationships and being part of God's body. To find out more about Clubhouse and Average Boy books and stories, visit AverageBoy.org.

May 20, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Promo

The "Official Average Boy" podcast encourages children and parents to laugh and learn about God together.

Hosted by Focus on the Family Clubhouse editor Jesse Florea and Christian comedian Bob Smiley. This podcast joins Focus' already very popular "Official Adventures in Odyssey" podcast as great entertainment and faith-building fun. The 13 episodes of season 1 cover topics such as technology, reading the Bible, handling peer pressure, finding identity in Christ, sibling relationships and being part of God's body. To find out more about Clubhouse and Average Boy books and stories, visit AverageBoy.org.

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