Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The American Bible Challenge

The American Bible Challenge with Comedian and author, Jeff Foxworthy, as host will premiere on the Game Show Network on Aug. 23. This studio-based game in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible.  Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book.  The contestants will share their compelling back-stories and each team will be playing for a charitable organization. The American Bible Challenge is produced by RelativityREAL for GSN, with RelativityREAL’s Tom Forman (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Embassy Row’s Michael Davies ("The Newlywed Game," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire") serving as Executive Producers on the project.  Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar of Odyssey Networks are Consulting Producers. (publicist release)

I was given a link to The Making of The American Bible Challenge (you can click on the highlighted words to see it for yourself), so I could get a feel for what the show is about. For starters, I seldom watch television, so I really wasn't quite sure about current game shows. On the other hand, I do love trivia and the Bible (and have always liked Jeff Foxworthy), so the concept intrigued me. What I found was a combination of knowledge, fun, and the chance to make a difference in the lives of others. The subject matter is applicable to my life, and it is presented in a way that is also culturally relevant. I can totally "get" a category like Biblical Tweets. The fact that the contestants are vying for cash prizes to donate to such worthy causes as feeding the hungry, ending human trafficking, etc. makes this a winner in my eyes! I think the show is a breath of fresh air that faith and fun most certainly do make a great combo.

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy® Award nominee and the best-selling author of 11 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature. ~ (Publicity release)

I also have a The American Bible Challenge T-Shirt AND a Zondervan Quest Bible for use as a giveaway, so there will be TWO winners. The first name selected gets first choice in prize.

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Cindy said...

I am trying to decide which prize I would prefer. Which grandchild has a birthday coming up? :)

Gretta said...

I would prefer the t-shirt! You can never have too many t-shirts, right?

Anonymous said...

I don't care. Either one.
~ Caitlyn

Anonymous said...

I would rather have the Bible. - Aunt Sue

Anonymous said...

This is kote

Lori LC said...

I would choose the B.I.B.L.E., cuz that's the book for me =)

Cindy said...

Congratulations Caitlyn & Gretta!! Sorry I forgot to announce the winners earlier.