Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Child Training Bible Review and GIVEAWAY

Do you struggle to find Biblical answers to help your children grow in righteousness?  Do you want to provide Biblical correction but not sure where to look?  Are you wanting to get at their hearts as opposed to just fixing behavior?

Let me introduce you to the Child Training Bible .  Designed by Mindy, a homeschooling Mom of 5:

"The Child Training Bible is tool that allows parents and children (and anyone that loves the Word of God) to go directly to the pages of Scripture for instruction in 20 key areas with a complete section dedicated to the gospel."

The CTB 'kit' comes with instructions, 1 Key and 3 laminated cards.

Child Training Bible
Child Training Bible - 1 Key and 3 laminated cards


You will also need:
A Bible
Highlighters (I choose to use colored pencils)
Matching colors of Post-It Flags
Pencil
Tape
Supplies needed for Child Training Bible
Additional supplies needed to assemble your Child Training Bible


Setting up your Bible will take some time.  I had to choose opportunities when I knew I wasn't going to be interrupted every 30 seconds or my toddler wasn't around...so, it took several sessions to complete.

To begin, tape the Key on the first page of your Bible.  (This serves as your guide where you look up the behavior, color and area you need to go to when you are 'training' with your child.)

Front page of  Child Training Bible
Front page of Child Training Bible (The Key)


Then follow each topic with that color highlighter (or colored pencil) and the appropriate colored flag by finding the corresponding listed scripture.

Continue by highlighting and tabbing the entire top side of the card first, working your way down the side and bottom sections.

Once that is finished, you are ready!

As necessary, follow the enclosed list of steps to accomplish a calm, constructive 'Bible moment' which also includes heart probing questions, discussion and prayer.

Our Experience:

Shortly after I finished putting my CTB together, I had the opportunity to use it!

Finished Child Training Bible
Voila!  Finished product!
My two middle children were quarreling.  So, pulling them aside separately, we read through the scriptures on quarreling and discussed them as we went along.  Next we went through the heart probing questions, like "Are you communicating with words that would promote peace?"  followed by the Gospel questions which point to Jesus.  "Did Jesus speak evil and stir up strife?"  We finished up with prayer and apologies from one child to another.

As a very busy mom who desires to raise her children with the Bible as their guide, I recommend the CTB as a wonderful tool to aid in that pursuit.

Once set up, the CTB is VERY EASY and affective to use.  It's affordable, portable and you can WIN A KIT FOR YOURSELF!


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Disclaimer:
I received a Child Training Bible 'Kit' free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

45 comments:

  1. My favorite scripture would have to be Romans 8:1 NKJV There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,[a] who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

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  2. Do I just post a comment to try to win??

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  3. Proverbs 3:5-6 It speaks to me in each season of life I am in.

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  4. My favorite scripture is Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

    This is a wonderful way to train children in the way they should go! Thank you for showing it to us all =)

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  5. I have been wanting to try this Child Training Bible for a few months. Excellent idea to have!

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  6. Hard to choose just one favorite scripture, but I'll go with John 3:16 since it sums up the point of it all!

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  7. I love this and would love to put this into action at our house!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Gal. 6:9 Never grow weary of doing good and
    Prov 17:17 A friend loves all the time

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  9. I don't know if I can narrow my favorite scripture down to just one! But the one that comes to mind is Jeremiah 32:17, "Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth with your oustretched arm Nothing is to hard for you."

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  10. Jer 29:11/ It has come up in my life many times.

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  11. Can't pick a favourite really, but today it's Psalm 46:10. :-)

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  12. My fav scripture would have to be 1 Corinthians 13:3-8
    New International Version (NIV)
    3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[a] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

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  13. I use the CTB and I love it! Worth the time to put it together!

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  14. 1 Corinthians 13:3-8
    New International Version (NIV)
    3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[a] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

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  15. My favorite scripture is Ephesians 2:4-5

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  16. ohh thats a good qquestion as i have soooo many!!!! hmmm, "Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

    Deuteronomy 31:6

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  17. ...gracious words promote instruction. Proverb 16:21
    This one goes well with the CTB. Thank you for your encouraging review. :-)

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  18. Romans 5: 1 - 5
    Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

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  19. please pick me! i want this sooo badly for my 8 year old daughter and 4 year old son!

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  20. There are so many to chose from and it all depends on my mood or what is going on in my life.

    Right now my favorite is Exodus 14:14
    "The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."

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  21. Psalm 103:1,2
    Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits--

    My baby girl and I learned it together.

    Caroline aka Sunny

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  22. The love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13:3-8.

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  23. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

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  24. We have been wanting to do this for quite awhile.

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  25. Awe, there are so many...my top favorite is Psalm 37:4 "Delight thyself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart."

    LOVE this product idea! Thanks for sharing such a detailed tutorial on how to make it. :) Have a blessed week! - Rebecca @ Love2EncourageYou http://love2encourageyou.blogspot.com

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  26. We are just starting homeschooling, and this would be great!

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  27. My favorite scripture is any one between Genesis 1 and Revelation...Amen. ;^)

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  28. My life verses: 1 Timothy 1:15-17: "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners -- of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen."

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  29. Right now it's Lamentations 3:22-23

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  30. Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4

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  31. Thou aren't the potter we are the clay...
    Krista L

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  32. Psalm 46:10: Be Still
    Be still and know that I am God.

    This is my favorite scripture...beautiful!

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  33. Psalms 139:23-24

    Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.



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  34. I Samuel 12:24 Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart, for consider how great things He has done for you.

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