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YouVersion on American Bible Challenge

GSN has teamed up with the widely popular Bible App™ by YouVersion on its hit game show, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, returns for a 2nd season on, Thursdays, starting March 21st at 9:00pm ET/PT.

youversionThe app, which is completely free, has been downloaded onto over 85 million smartphones and tablets, making it easier than ever to plug into chapter and verse anytime and anywhere.

Hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE —with over 13 million total viewers last season—has three teams test their Bible knowledge, winning money for their favorite charities. Joining this show for the second season as Musical Co-Host is Nine-Time Grammy® winner Kirk Franklin who will lead the show’s gospel choir.

This season, YouVersion draws upon its vast community to provide the polling data for a new show challenge focused on Bible interpretation. In this fun segment, contestants are asked to correctly estimate how people responded to questions about Bible passages or what they would do in similar situations. As well, when the teams prepare for their intense final round, they’ll rely on the Bible App for study and reference. The Bible App offers over 400 versions of the Bible in more than 200 languages.

Additionally, YouVersion’s Bible App is the official app host of the entire daily line-up of the show’s new “American Bible Challenge Bible Study.” This devotional features prominent figures such as Max Lucado, Randy Frazee and Karen Kingsbury as they share their favorite passages—along with what God’s Word has meant in their lives. “The American Bible Challenge Bible Study” will cover topics such as Love, Forgiveness, Prayer, Acceptance, Character, Anxiety, Courage and The Bible itself. The curriculum for “The American Bible Challenge Bible Study” was written in conjunction with American Bible Society.

With the Bible App by YouVersion users can access tools like bookmarks, notes, highlights, hundreds of reading plans, and more. Everything you add is automatically synced across any device you use. Content can be accessed online at bible.com.

GSN_logos_cherryProviding an entertaining mix of pop culture and questions about the bestselling book of all time, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE pits teams who are playing for charity against one another in tournament play, with a finale that awards $100,000 to the charity of the championship team. THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE premiered on August 23, 2012 to critical acclaim and record-setting ratings. The premiere garnered GSN’s highest delivery in its 18-year history with 1.7 million total viewers for its series premiere and over 13 million total viewers during its run.

The Bible App by YouVersion—among the first 200 apps offered as part of Apple’s app store—is recognized by Appsfire as the #3 and #9 Best App of All Time for iPad and iPhone, respectively. For three years in a row, the app has been ranked in the top 100 free apps on Apple’s “Best of” list.

Pastor Bobby Gruenewald came up with the idea of using technology to make the Bible more accessible while waiting in an airport security line. Before his plane departed, he’d already registered the domain name. When Apple’s app store launched in July 2008, Gruenewald hoped for 80,000 downloads in the first six months—a number surpassed in the first weekend. To date, readers have clocked over 45 billion minutes of Bible-reading time. Today, the Bible App has 20+ full-time employees along with several hundred volunteers providing support for virtually every mobile device. To download the app, visit http://www.bible.com

YouVersion is a ministry of LifeChurch.tv, a multi-site church based in Oklahoma. Meeting in 15 different physical locations and globally online, the church is devoted to helping people around the world become fully devoted followers of Christ.