Saturday, August 18, 2012

the American Bible Challenge - and a Give-Away!

What do you get when you combine the Bible, a competition, Jeff Foxworthy, a Gospel Choir and money for charities? The American Bible Challenge! This is a new show on the Game Show Network premiering on Thursday, August 23, 2012! They say, "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  Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book.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."

After a nationwide casting call, there are 18 teams ready to compete for the opportunity to win money for their charities which include, Samaritan's Purse, Minnie's Food Pantry, Oasis (works to end human trafficking), the Hope Center (helps homeless people) and more. Jeff Foxworthy said, "It's just cool seeing people come and, within the course of an hour, win money to help change someone else's life. That's a neat thing to be a part of."

I love the idea of the American Bible Challenge . . . and I appreciate how they are showing a commitment to paying attention to God's Word and presenting it in a respectful and fun way which will capture the attention and interest of those who watch! I especially love the idea of having the constants compete not to enrich themselves, but to serve and help others!

Check their web-site for some fun video clips, interviews and comments by Jeff and even some free downloads then please help spread the word! Consider hosting an American Bible Challenge party at your home, pop up a big bowl of popcorn and invite your friends, Sunday school class and neighbors for an evening of Bible trivia, learning about some wonderful charities and fun!

And please keep an eye out for a clip with a little girl telling about Adam and Eve! (The American Bible Challenge asked us for permission to use one of our videos on their show . . . so if you see it, please let me know!)

I'm happy to say not only have I been asked to let you know about the American Bible Challenge, but they are making available an American Bible Challenge t-shirt and Zondervan NIV Quest Study Bible for me to give away (USA only)! If you have followed About the Children's Department with "google friend connect" and or by "follow ATCD by email" then you are entered in the drawing for these resources, which will be on August 23, 2012. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please comment to let me know when you share so I can give you your additional entry). Please also "like" About the Children's Department by using the tab in the "find us on facebook" box ON THE BLOG, if you haven't already. Thank you for reading About the Children's Department and thank you for sharing it with the people you know!

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  1. This is awesome! Can't wait to watch it with my family- not too many shows we can watch with the little ones! Excited! Thanks for sharing this info.

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