This has become such a blessing! The Child Training Bible

Ok my fellow Christian Mommies… and Daddies for that matter. You know what? Let’s throw in aunts, uncles, Pastor’s, cousins, ministry leaders… ANYONE who ever works with a child… no actually, anyone at all. I’ve GOT to tell you about this fantastic tool that my good friend Julia shared with me. It’s called the Child Training Bible.

I don’t know about you but I am NOT a walking Bible. I have memorized my fair share of scripture verses but for some reason I can NEVER recall just the right one in just the right moment.. especially when I’m dealing with my children. For example, perhaps one of my children is complaining about something for the UPTEENTH time! (Nope, never happens in THIS house!) I want to share with them what God says in our Bible about complaining but no scripture comes to mind and I end up just stammering saying… I know it’s in there somewhere…. just believe me. Yeah like that has any impact.

With my Child Training Bible I can sit down with my child and instantly open to a scripture on complaining or a variety of other topics. One scripture doesn’t do it for you? How about eight or nine per topic. Fabulous! Eventually as my children get a bit older they’ll even be able to look up scriptures for themselves!

Ok so it all sounds great right? But what on Earth is a Child Training Bible? Well let me show you.

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What you see in the photo above is everything need you make your own Child Training Bible. When you order from childtrainingbible.com you actually get the colored cards that you see above. You tape one in the inside cover of your Bible and use that as a reference to help you find scriptures on your chosen topic. The other cards are your “tabbers.” These cards contain the actual scripture references. You’ll use these cards to help you highlight each scripture and mark the pages with the sticky tabs that you’ll need to purchase separately. You’ll need to provide your own Bible and the highlighters as well. Don’t throw the tabber cards away though! On the back they provide fantastic prayers that you and your children can say together as you work through any of the topics.

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The cards from childrentrainingbible.com cost me about $15 after shipping. I purchased the bible you see from amazon for another $15. All said I believe the supplies came to $45. I love that I was able to choose the bible. This provides for a great deal of flexibility as you can choose the translation you prefer. The system does work best with a 9″ by 6″ bible.

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The entire thing took me at least three hours to put together. I did it in two sittings. It was a worthwhile experience for me alone just walking through the bible and reviewing these powerful scriptures on such important topics. I would really like to call this the FAMILY Training Bible as every member of the family can take away a lot each time they open it. I heard there is a version specifically for teens and another version for adults in the works. I WILL buy them!

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So how are we using this in our family? Two ways really. I use it as a part of our morning bible study time. We pick a topic and cruise through a verse or two each day. I also pull it out during moments when I think my children can gain something from hearing what the Word of God says about whatever is happening in that moment. When they see our CTB come out they calm. They DO want to hear what God says. It seems to mean something more to them when comes straight from the bible and not just from Mom and Dad. It is making an impact in our home. The tough part, for me at least, is being consistent with always taking it out at the right times.

I love this system. I think it should be in every household. It is an answer to prayer. I want to bless someone with their CBT kit. So I’m going to give one away. (Just the kit, you will have to provide your own bible, sticky tabs, and highlighters). Please just make sure you like my FB page and leave a comment below. I’ll pull a winner out of a hat next Monday. Spread the word! Tell your friends to enter!

Ps. Make sure you comment here not only on FB!

Comments

  1. Soooo excited about this, there have been many moments where I want to quote a bible verse to my children and have forgotten!

  2. Caryn B says:

    Very cool! Are you finding that the kids are looking things up themselves by topic?

  3. Awesome! Would love to win this!

  4. Amy bassett says:

    Julia shared this with me the other day….it would really bless us to receive one! Thanks for considering!

  5. Wow that does look like a wonderful and useful product! Thanks for the review and explanation of how it works. :) I liked your facebook page also, gorgeous kiddos!

  6. So glad I found your blog through the CTB’s FB page. Liked your page and can enjoyed looking around that and your blog here. What a great giveaway. I have been eyeing the CTB for a month or so just waiting for the right funds :) Thank you for this opportunity, god bless!

  7. Kristen says:

    That is an awesome system. I like you on Facebook. Thanks for giving one of these away.

  8. This is right up my alley. I need this very much. I grew up learning verses here and there, but even to this day…I cannot recall where things are in the bible. If it weren’t for google….I would still be lost. But, I cannot bring google with me everywhere I go. I would love for my kids to be more versed than I. How do I enter to win one of these wonderful tools?

  9. What a cool idea!!! I am a homeschooling mother with 3 children (15, 3, 1…that is not a typo). I would love to have a system in place for the younger ones.

  10. Kristie says:

    I keep putting off buying one because someone keeps giving one away and I hope I win LOL! I just need to buy it already!! :)

  11. carrie says:

    I would LOVE to have this kit! such a great tool. I “like” you on fb :)

  12. Liked you on facebook. Love this idea!

  13. Tonia Melhorn says:

    I have wanted to get this since I first of it a while back but was not sure if it really worked. I believe even if I don’t win I will be buying this for my family and my best friends family! Thank you for the review and giveaway!

  14. Awesome system! I’ve seen it a couple of times and keep thinking I really should invest- hey maybe I’ll win it :) My husband, myself, and 4 out of our 6 children have all come to Christ within less than a years time- it has been one exciting year for our family. Finding a tool to help us in our walk and “raising up our children in the way they should go” would be so helpful I cannot even express it in words. Thank you for this opportunity!

  15. Melissa Fordyce says:

    With 9 children I think this will go on our necessity list!

  16. Wow! A great giveaway! I would love to have one of these to use with my lil man! I liked your Facebook page!

  17. Stacey Howard says:

    I keep seeing this Children Training Bible and I wasn’t really sure what it was–I think you have given the best description I’ve ever read on it! I am very interested in getting this for my family.

  18. This idea is brilliant! Thank you for the chance to win. I liked your fb page. Blessings!

  19. Rachel Dow says:

    I liked your FB page and would love to win this!! :o)

  20. Kendra says:

    I would love to win this and put it together with my boys. I was just reading with them from Psalm 7 about having God’s Word with us and written on hearts!:0)

  21. I like your FB page and would absolutely LOVE to win this…thanks for the chance!

  22. Laura W says:

    Liked your FB page and I have been reading about the CTB i would love to have one for my family. Thank you and my God bless you and your family!

  23. Liked!

  24. I like you on fb. This sounds like such a wonderful tool! Thank you!

  25. Heather McMurphy says:

    I love this. Teaching my child God’s Word is so important. A systematic tool that will ingrain, lead and grow. Thank you. like you on FB

  26. Cherie Z says:

    What a wonderful tool for learning the word of God….I like you on FB

  27. Kristie says:

    This is so great! Such a great tool. Thanks for sharing and like your facebook page.

  28. Jennifer H says:

    I have been eyeing this for a couple of weeks now. I did order the bible, highlighters and flags but haven’t yet order the CTB kit yet. Thanks for the awesome review also! I liked you on FB also!

  29. Summer Tallina says:

    LOVING this idea! Even if I don’t win, I will be purchasing!

  30. I have been debating about getting the kit or not. It would be an excellent addition to help the children grew up right and proper. Thanks for the review, and giveaway :)

  31. I have been looking at this for sometime now, I think it is so important!!

  32. These look so fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

  33. Kristy Pippins says:

    Thanks for the chance to win something that looks like an awesome product!

  34. would love to win this!!

  35. Lauren says:

    Wow I love how you are easily able to us this during those moments in life to show our children Gods truth. I So see using this in the future! :)

  36. I am seeing this promoted more and more. I am really interested in putting one together for our family as I have 5 kids between 7 and 5 months. It would be great to have this tool in our home and placed in a set location for daily use! :-) I am sure it helps mommies as much as the kiddos! :-)

  37. I would love to win this to use with my kiddos!

  38. Esther says:

    I would oh so love this in my home!!!!!

  39. Jennifer Reed says:

    Just ordered my supplies. I can’t even explain to you how excited I am to make this!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  40. Melanie says:

    I am so excited about this! What a creative way to be prepared in those heart changing moments with your children. Thank you for sharing!

  41. I’ve been wanting this to add to our home “discipling” for quite awhile and therefore would love to win it. Thank you for the opportunity!! :)

  42. Amy Davison says:

    Great idea! I shared this with my husband and he liked it too. It would serve as a great example to dig into it in front of them when we adults need some guidence. Maybe even ask them to look up a verse to help, my kids love helping and would feel very proud to find a verse to help mommy or daddy :) Have a good rest of the day!

    ~Amy

  43. Danielle Holton says:

    This looks so cool:) I know that this would help my kids as well as me!!!! Good luck to all who have entered! Oh and I have already liked you on fb ;)

  44. Nicki T says:

    I would love to add the CTB to our routine!

  45. I want one of these for my family. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  46. Melissa Fordyce says:

    With 9 children we definately need this!

  47. Rebecca Jacobson says:

    This looks like such a wonderful tool!

  48. I would love to win this!!! Liked your fb page also:)

  49. Would love to win this!

  50. Laura W says:

    Liked your FB page, Think this is a wonderful bible tool to help with children. I would love to win this. My God bless you and your family. Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Jessica says:

    I’ve been eyeing these for some time. If I don’t win one, I’ll definitely buy one…or more! Oh, and I liked your Facebook page! :)

  52. MomofTwinGirls says:

    I am totally praying I win this. I would love to use this with my girls.

  53. I am so ready to try this! Hoping I win!

  54. Susan S, says:

    Liked you on Facebook. This looks like a great addition to our homeschool day.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  55. Daphne S says:

    This sounds like an awesome idea! It’d be great to win! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  56. So neat. I need all the help I can get.

  57. Thanks for the chance!

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