Saturday, August 25, 2012

Review & Giveaway: American Bible Challenge

I love game shows. I love to watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. When I heard about a new game show called "The American Bible Challenge," I was intrigued. Unfortunately, there weren't any casting calls in my area to try out for the show.

The show premiered on GSN this week. I had a chance to see a video about the making of the show. It looks like a great, fun show. They even have an official Gospel choir that does upbeat versions hymns as entertainment during the show.

Teams of three will compete for charities: food pantries, hospitals and cancer research, Samaritan's Purse, and so many more. They go through lively rounds of multiple-choice questions with Jeff Foxworthy adding humorous commentary.

Watching the video about the making of the show, I was impressed with the way the producers worked at making a show that would be entertaining, but not irreverent. The teams start out with easier questions, work their way through harder questions, and eventually are told the subject of the final round. Here's an interesting twist: after Jeff Foxworthy reveals the subject of the final round, the teams are dismissed for twenty minutes of Bible study. They have time to quickly research and review Bible passages they think will be relevant to the final round. I thought that was pretty neat.

All in all, I think this is a great show, and I hope you'll tune in to watch it. Check out their  website or their Facebook page. Or, if you'd like a little bit of a behind-the-scenes look, here's a video about the making of the show.

I like the quote Jeff Foxworthy uses to close the program: "If you don't know your Bible, you don't have a prayer!"

About The American Bible Challenge

Comedian and author, Jeff Foxworthy hosts 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  Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book.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.

About Host: Jeff Foxworthy
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. 

And now... drumroll, please... the giveaway! I have a American Bible Challenge T-shirt and a Zondervan Quest study Bible to give away to one of my readers!

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