Monday, April 23, 2012

Child Training Bible Giveaway!!

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17

A mother’s heart skips a beat when her 11 year old son asks for more time to study the Bible. And not only more time, but more time studying God’s Word together with the family. My quest to find a good way to study began. I was prayerfully looking over different options when The Child Training Bible appeared on my computer screen. I’ll admit, I’m a homeschooling mom with a true appreciation for office supplies. So when I saw that it required sharpies and post-its I was instantly interested. I sent an e-mail to Child Training Bible and asked a few specific questions, and I was pleasantly surprised when Mrs. Dunn sent me a personal response almost immediately. I ordered the kit on the spot and rushed to the store to buy the sharpies and post-its, and then waited on my son’s kit to arrive.


When you decide to use this program you will need to either order the Sharpie highlighters and post-it flags, or go to a local office supply store to purchase these items. Then you’ll need to order the kit from www.childtrainingbible.com. Some families use colored pencils instead of the sharpies. I found that the Sharpie Accent Liquid Highlighters do not bleed through thin Bible pages. You will see a slight shadow of the color on the opposite side of the page. But we’ve had no bleeding at all in our experience. When your kit comes to your home the first thing you’ll notice is the quality cardstock and bright colors on each card. The first card is to be attached to one of the first pages of a 9” x 6” bible. This card will have color coded topics on the top, side and bottom. The topics include Anger, Complaining, Defiance, Discouraged, Disobedience, Fear, Fighting, The Gospel, Impatience, Jealousy, Laziness, Lying, Making Excuses, Not Listening, Pride, Quarreling, Selfishness, Stealing, Tattling, Unforgiveness, and Wrong Friendships. You’ll eagerly tape this in the front of your child’s bible, and quickly reach for the remaining three cards.

Your remaining three cards will have the topics listed on the top, side and bottom of the bible. You’ll look up the first verse in the first column titled ‘Anger.’ Proverbs 14:29 is the first of eight verses listed in this category. You’ll look it up, highlight it in your yellow sharpie highlighter and put a yellow post-it flag on the top left side of that page. You’ll continue this till every topic has been highlighted and tabbed. Your child will be so excited!


When you see your child displaying anger you will pull out the Bible and flip open to the first tab in Proverbs 14:29. You may continue reading verses as long as you feel necessary depending on the child’s age and the time you have available. Now you’ll turn over that card and find some questions to discuss. For example, “Did you have a godly response to this situation?” And you’ll find a prayer for each topic, as well. Is there any better way to get to the heart of a situation? Using God’s Word, having a heart felt discussion, and praying together is not only brilliant, it’s biblical. At your fingertips you have all you need to lead your child in righteousness according to God’s Word. You are teaching her that every answer to every situation is found in God’s Word. Is there anything more important to teach your child? I can’t imagine anything more vital.


So, that’s what you’ll do, but what have we done in our family? My son, as I said, is 11. So he is finding, marking and tabbing on his own. And I did the same with my bible. I have a younger son who isn’t reading fluently enough yet to have his ‘big boy bible.’ So I know my bible will be used with both boys. And I’m adding another tab or two to my own bible with topics I want to study more deeply. We use it as a bible study by studying each topic together. We use it as discipline and training when issues come up. For example, my oldest son struggled with some fearful thoughts, so we simply turn to the light blue tabs on the top of his bible and read the verses together and pray. And we use it for further study on the topics given. If you are like me, you tend to think outside the box. So don’t feel limited to the example verses given on the cards. When you come across a verse that fits one of the topics, grab your highlighter and matching flags and add to your list. My son has already begun doing this without my leading. God’s Word is living and active, so don’t feel limited.


You may be asking yourself why you couldn’t just make your own. Let me give you some food for thought on that question, because it did cross my mind. First, it’s about my time. My time is stretched very thin, and I suppose your time may also be limited. Why reinvent the wheel? Someone else took the time to do it and I can benefit from that. Second, quality and customer service is valuable to me. These cards are heavy duty and laminated, so they will last quite a while. And Mrs. Dunn has given the best customer service. Third, supporting other moms in their home based business is important to me. The cost isn’t too much to ask for such a wonderful tool for my parenting, and by making my purchase I am helping support this home based business.

My youngest son is already asking when he’ll have a chance to put together his own Child Training Bible. This has encouraged my boys to dig into God’s Word daily. Each morning they pick a topic and read a verse or two together! And that is the most important reason to order the Child Training Bible Kit.

Want a chance to win your own Child Training Bible card kit? Mrs. Dunn is generously offering two card kits to be given away! Follow the rafflecopter instructions for a chance to win one of these two kits!



a Rafflecopter giveaway


Christa

47 comments:

Heidi said...

I love that it was designed by a fellow homeschooling mom.

My Own Sense and Sensibility said...

This is really cool! What a great tool to teach children how to mark their Bible. Entering! Thanks!

Charlotte said...

What a great idea!

Sunflower Faith said...

Love how it really engages the families and kids in working together to understand biblical how to resolve issues that would arise.

What a great idea!

jamie said...

I LOVE the how to video. I have been wanting this little set FOREVER.

Dawn said...

I like how she says going to the Word of God is best!

Nikole said...

Would love this for the kids! May buy one anyway if I don't win!

hugabug1 said...

I really liked the how-to video.

letthemcome1014 said...

I would really like to win this for my daughter. She would enjoy having one so much.

Andrea said...

I love that it teaches kids to go straight to the word of God for every issue! I would love to have this for my son!

Tara said...

This is SO neat! I have a book that helps with references to topical child training issues, but this seems superior as it guides THEM through it! Hubby and I just talking about that last week. Being sure our kids tell us and FIND what the Bible says about "x" and not just lecturing them. His Word is more powerful than a two edged sword1

Cariann McCready said...

I think this would be an amazing tool for both my boys...Love that a homeschool mom created it

Sharmista said...

I love how simple it is. No other books or resources needed, just the Bible!

Crystal said...

I have been eyeballing this for a while now!!!!!

King of King's Princess said...

Thank you for this opportunity

Steph @ MomKaboodle said...

I love that you can go to God's word for the specific behavior/problem and teach what He says about correcting it!

mdmkschilz said...

I really like this idea. I think it would be a great tool to teach not only my two girls, but my husband and myself!

ourhearts4home said...

Tara, I also have some books like that. I have already used this resource FAR more. Not to discount the wonderful tools that those books are, but this is simple, at your fingertips, ready to use. For our family, it has been a huge blessing!
~Christa

Sara said...

I love that I don't have to remember or look up verses. I have a HORRIBLE memory! Everything seems to be at your fingertips!

Genny Upton said...

I love that it'll be easy to find verses that are relevant!

CheleLew said...

I can see where this is such a great tool not only for kids but also parents. It's hard for me to know where to go to find different verses on the topic needed. Today was anger and defiance and it was only 7:30am. :)

Cat's Litterbox said...

I would love to win!!!

Sonya said...

I love how it is training your children to go straight to Word for any situation or behavior that arises. It will build a lifelong habit that they can carry with them forever!

Jennifer S said...

Very good reasons for considering buying it! thanks!

Dickersons said...

I love this idea!! Wonderful!

Keisha said...

I love how easily accessible it makes teaching your children. I would really love to have this!

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said...

I like the color coding on the pages, making it easier for the kids to find the right verse.

Allison said...

I love love love this!

Tina Jenkins said...

I love that the work of finding the appropriate scriptures is done for you. Many times while correcting my children I want to refer them to a scripture but I don't have time right then to go and look one up. With this, I can easily find appropriate scriptures.

Tina Jenkins said...

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Michelle - Blessed Mom of 4 said...

I love how easy it is to use! My kids could easily find applicable verses for any situation!

Michelle said...

what an amazing tool to train our children!! Nothing is better than God's word for discipline!

Darcey said...

My daughter saw this and would love one. She is trying to read the whole bible and is 8 years old. I love the tabs. Wish I had one for myself also. Great tool for kids.

Gods Princess said...

Amazing giveaway for all ages. What a great teaching tool

Gods Princess said...

Amazing giveaway for all ages. What a great teaching tool

Gods Princess said...

Amazing giveaway for all ages. What a great teaching tool

Karen said...

I love the video tutorial. :)

inlightofeternity said...

What a wonderful idea! I am looking forward to family Bible study with this tool!

Carlen said...

Thank you and I really need this right now...challenges all week!
Carlen
cs_cooper[at]hotmail[dot]com

onemotherslove said...

I love the whole thing!!! Can't wait to get my own!

Whitney said...

I love that you have to do it yourself! Makes you read and learn the verses as well!

ourhearts4home said...

I agree, Whitney. I loved watching my son put his together. And each morning he and his little brother pick one of the verses and he reads it to his brother. I've also seen him find an extra verse here and there and mark and tab it. This is a great thing, to see my son digging in God's Word by himself! :)

Anonymous said...

Saw this at a friends house and love it.

Lori D said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Can't wait to get one!

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Jennifer Southern said...

People in my homeschool group have been talking about this! It sounds very good!!

Anonymous said...

I was trying to do something like this for my Sunday School kids yesterday. Oh, if I knew about it earlier....but I do now! thank you!!

Chere said...

I was wondering if it is to late for this giveaway? I have been looking for something like this and can't find anything anywhere.