Being raised in Christian schcools, I became quite proficient at The Bible Drill- a fun exercise where the teacher stands in front of a group of eager beavers holding their Bibles up in the air. With no notice, a bible verse is yelled out, with everyone in the crowd frantically looking through their Bible then jumping to their feet and yelling it out.
First one to find it, WINS!
I was the Bible Drill Queen. Competative, ruthless, unyielding.
But without the cool Scottish accent, of course ☺
In Jr. High, this gift metastisized into The Bible Bowl. Eight of us were placed on a two teams, then we answered questions from the Bible. After slamming our hhands down on a bell.
Like War. Only Biblical.
Our team became so proficient, that we were invited to the studios of TBN (think Paul and Jan Crouch, ohyessiree!) to be on their Satuday morning Bible Bowl competition.
We were thrilled.
Then? We were slaughtered.
It was a Holy War, to ut it mildly. The other team never gave us a chance.
But, it was 7th grade, and it was TV. Need I say more?
A few months ago, I received word from Grace Hill Media that Jeff Foxworthy, yes THAT Jeff Foxworthy, had signed on to do a new show called The American Bible Challenge.
The Bible Bowl is back. And better than ever.
About THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE
Thursdays at 8 pm ET/PT (premiere episode debuts on August 23, 2012)
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 Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book.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. Odyssey Networks is the country’s largest multi-faith coalition dedicated to producing and distributing media that creates understanding among people of different beliefs and perspectives. Jeff Foxworthy also serves as Producer with J.P. Williams and Jennifer Novak as Executive Producers.
So set your DVR, VCR or whathaveyou... But get ready to find out, are you really smarter than a ....?