Friday, August 31, 2012

American Bible Challenge Review and Giveaway!!!

I'm not a huge fan of game shows with maybe the exception of "The Price is Right" until I found out about "The American Bible Challenge" coming to the Game Show Network. I thought it's about time that there is a show that focuses on the Bible. As a Christian, I was very intrigued.

I was given the opportunity to view a video about the making of the show last week. The video made me even more excited about the show.  It's fun, informative and entertaining.  They also entertain the audience and contestants with a worship band during the show.

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 Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book.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

From their Facebook page:
THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE is a spirited game show that will celebrate the Bible and its place in American culture. Bible enthusiasts from all across the country will compete in a variety of challenges that put their knowledge of the Good Book to the test. The show’s prizing will further reflect the celebration of faith, as teams will earn money for the charity of their choice. Tune in to The American Bible Challenge on August 23, and stay up to date with the newest developments and exclusive information by signing up for our mailing list at http://gsntv.com/shows/the-american-bible-challenge/.

My Thoughts:
Here is how it's set up: There are 3-person teams that compete for charities from food pantries to research and even Samaritan's Purse, which holds a special place in my heart. While most game shows have competitions for the contestants sole benefit, The American Bible Challenge focuses on winning for others. They are not competing to win prizes for themselves, they are competing to give to charities that give to the community and to those in need. I was so touched and it actually made me a bit teary.

The questions are multiple choice and you do not need to be a Bible scholar to answer them. The format is fun and informative. Questions start easy and get hard as the show progresses. Jeff Foxworthy is the host and he brings added CLEAN humor to the show as he walks the contestants through the questions. He is a dedicated Christian who walks the walk by leading Bible studies

Game show hosts usually have a closing line, like Drew Carey who says at the end of Price is Right "don't forget to spay and neuter your pets." I really love how Jeff Foxworthy closes his show "If you don't know your Bible, you don't have a prayer!" AWESOME!!!

The American Bible Challenge premiered on August 23, 2012 on the Game Show Network and, according to an article on Access Atlanta, it far surpassed the previous record set on GSN for a new show. I think this demonstrates that the American public is hungry for family friendly entertainment.

You can connect with the American BIble Challenge on the following social media outlets:
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter: #TheAmericanBibleChallenge and @GSN
Download the App on your iPhone or iPad. Or play it on Facebook
Watch the Trailer
Tune in every Thursday 8/7c on GSN!

Win it!
The sponsor has been kind enough to provide me with items for a giveaway! One lucky reader has the opportunity to win an American Bible Challenge T-Shirt AND a Zondervan Quest NIV Bible. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway runs from August 31, 2012 and ends at midnight on September 14, 2012 and is open to US residents 18 or older. Terms are noted on the Rafflecopter form.  


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