Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Salon: A Game Show, A Book, A Giveaway

Here we are back enjoying another Sunday Salon where we discuss the latest books we’ve discovered and read. Make sure your cup is filled with your favorite beverage, get comfortable and relax.

Today I’m going to be a bit different and give you my thoughts on an upcoming new game show. Now wait before you click off, it does involve a book - the Bible. You see the new game show is THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE which premieres on the Game Show Network at 8/7c Thursday, Aug. 23. It will be hosted by Jeff Foxworthy. 

tabc-300x250In addition to telling you about this intriguing new show, I also have a giveaway to offer. Thanks to the good folks at FlyBy Promotions/Propeller, I have a THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE tee shirt and a Zondervan Quest Bible to giveaway. Please see the end of the post for the guidelines.

First a little about the show and the host. 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 Utilizing current, as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book.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.

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. 

Even though the show doesn’t air until later this week, I was fortunate to watch a sneak preview video of it. So here are my thoughts on it.

While this game show is faith-based, it is also fun, entertaining, informative, and provides funds for worthy causes. It’s a show the entire family can watch together and play along at home. It takes facts from the Bible and uses them in trivia-type questions with teams competing against each other for cash prizes not for themselves, but for their favorite charity or ministry. The subject matter is handled with respect and done in a manner that is fun and enlightening, but not overbearing. 

The teams have fun names like Drama Mamas, Minnie’s Food Pantry, Suburban Saints, Gospel Geezer, and Victorious Secret. Some of the categories will include: Biblical Greeting Cards, Man Has Fallen And He Can’t Get Up, My Tweet Lord, The Real Housewives of the O.T., and Jesus Christ Superstar Wars. There is also a small choir that provides uplifting musical interludes throughout the show.

Jeff Foxworthy as the show’s host just adds another layer of entertainment to the mix. He combines humor with the questions keeping the contestants and audience laughing throughout the show. 

THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE is a fun way to spend some quality time with your family, have a few laughs, share a bit of knowledge, and cheer for a deserving charity.

For more about the new game show visit their website at, find them on Facebook at, and on Twitter at #TheAmericanBibleChallenge and @GSN.

To view a trailer about the game show to give you an idea of what to expect click on this link.

Now the giveaway guidelines. To enter, just leave a comment (with your email address) by 8 p.m. (EST) Sunday, Aug. 26. Tell us if you enjoy watching game shows, if so which one(s). Do you plan to watch this show? If it’s after Thursday, did you watch this show and what are your thoughts on it? As always, thanks so much for stopping by and spending a little time with us. Hope your Sunday is calm and enjoyable. May you have many books to read and listen to this week.

* FTC Notice Per FlyBy Promotions/Propeller: Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Interesting premise for a game. I might check out a show or two.

  2. I watch Jeopardy and will check this show out. Sounds unique. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. this show sounds interesting and special. I watch game shows that are either entertaining like the old Groucho Marx one or great quiz types. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. Sounds intriguing! And with Jeff Foxworthy as host I'm sure it will be entertaining as well as informative.

  5. I've seen some previews for this show and I definitely plan on watching it. I like that the contestants will we playing to win for others.



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