Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Child Training Bible Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

I was not so recently given the opportunity to review the Child Training Bible. I'm a bit behind on writing up my review on this. Mostly because I feel like a failure in instituting the use of it.

So, let's move forward with what I have done with the Child Training Bible, mm kay?

If you haven't seen a single thing about them, please take the time to go to the above link and look over their product to see how it functions. As I am not reinventing the wheel here people..simpling giving my honest review and a few helpful tips that I may have ran across along the way.

OK...

My 7 year old daughter helped me put together the top taps of the bible... don't mind her unbrushed hair. She is still just as lovable. :-)


I bought the markers and post it flags at Staples, for a smidge less than $20.

I used a study bible I had bought for my personal use a few years ago. I had already highlighted some stuff in it. But God worked it out, so that those things I had highlighted that coincided with what I needed to highlight for this were previously highlighted in a lighter or same color as I needed to change it to. Sorry if that don't make sense...I can't think of how else to explain it. and I forgot to take pics. My point in saying that is, don't be afraid to use a previously highlighted or used bible it will work out. The point of this system is not to go broke trying to get it set up...or to wait around to do it because you don't wanna spend money you don't have to.

I used a separate Bible from the one I take to church. I want it to be special and set apart for this. I didn't want to spend 4 hours putting it together for it to get wrecked.

I hope to use it along with the S.O.A.P method of bible study that I learned about from Smockity Frocks.  By picking one character a week and going through Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer journalling with that character trait. We have done SOAP in the past and have falling short on this for months lately. :(

I didn't already have highlighters or post it flags so I purchased them. If you have them, don't buy new silly people! I thought about making my own "post it flags" with pieces of colored paper and tape. My time was worth the $10 spent on something already done for me. And in my opinion your time is too!

I took my bible, highlighters, post-it flags and Child Training Bible kit with me when I took the kids to homeschool classes. I would sit and wait for them and work on it. All together it took me about 4 hours to put this thing together.

I have used myself a few times, but I have failed to get it out and use it WITH my children. I want to...but frankly we haven't been doing ANY Bible study time at all. sigh. Pray for me? please. :)

So, one question I received was "How many times does same color highlighter get used for different topics on the same page of the Bible?" My answer is this... It depends on your bible. grin. I had it happen 2, 3 times max.

SO, do you have any questions?

I would love to answer them the best I can.

I would also love for you to enter my Giveaway to receive your very own Child Training Bible Kit!!!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e5e0791/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway






44 comments:

  1. I hope to win this for my boys. I also will be checking into the SOAP study idea, sounds very interesting.
    Michelle Long

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  2. I hope to win this for my girls. I have been admiring this for months!

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  3. Would love to win this for my boys.

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  4. I would love to win one for my nephews.

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  5. I plan to use the Child Training Bible in my home with my two children who are very different from one another. They fight and bicker a lot and I think a tool like this would help teach them not only not to do those things but why.

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  6. I have been wanting one of these for awhile. Would love to win!

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  7. I would use the Child Training Bible to guide my precious son with the word of God. I love the idea of having the organization part done already so I can set it up and go.

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  8. I can't wait to use this bible to help my children apply God's word to their lives.

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  9. this would be fantastic way to share gods word!!

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  10. I hope to use this for discipline issues as well as teaching (I'm sure it will help me learn a lot too :)

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  11. "For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." There is no better tool to mold my heart and the hearts of my children.

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  12. I hope to use it with my children to reinforce looking up Bible verses for every area of life.

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  13. i want to win won for my 9 year old daughter and 5 year old son

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  14. I hope to win this for my boys!

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  15. Will use for my boys and share idea with homeschool group.

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  16. I would love to be able to have this to teach my son & to also use at his Christian academy.

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  17. I would love to use this during our prayer and catechism time before we start our homeschool work each day!

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  18. This will help so much in guiding my little one to God's instructions.

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  19. My little ones are 3.5 years old, but I can already see ways that I can use this, like figuring out who is fibbing when I ask who messed up their room, or why they're "on yellow" at school. I want them to be Godly children, and that starts by teaching them early!

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  20. How interesting! I would love to win one of these for my little one.

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  21. I would love to give this a try so that I am implementing Godly principles AND the references in the Bible, when disciplining and training my children.

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  22. My brother uses this with his children and I can't wait to start with ours.

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  23. I'd use it with my nieces to teach them more about the bible.

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  24. I would Love to win this so I could gift it to a friend. :)

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  25. My husband and I are expecting and we would love to win this for the future! Thank you for providing such a neat tool for children!

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  26. Thank you for being so honest in your review! & will pray for you!
    I would love to win a CTB to share with a family member (as I already have a CTB for our family).
    God Bless You! :-)

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    1. You're welcome! and Thank your from the bottom of my heart. Prayer is the one thing I will ALWAYS need. :)

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  27. I would love to win the CTB for use with my two children. What a wonderful tool to teach them to love, honor, and obey our Father!

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  28. I would love to have this to use with my two boys!

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  29. I have looked at the CTB a few times and would love to be able to give this to my godson and his family!

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  30. I just bought the CTB, but I would love the chance to pass the greatness on!

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  31. I would love to win this as it would be the most amazing parenting resource literally based in the Bible! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  32. I just went to the CTB FB page so I could go order one when I seen their post about your contest! I'm still ordering on, but would be great to have another to give to a friend!

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  33. My 3 boy, husband, and I would love this!

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  34. I would love to use this with my two children, ages 7 and 9. Thanks!

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  35. I would hope to win this as a gift for my sister-in-law.

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  36. I hope to win one so my children and I can all learn God's ways on how to navigate this life!

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  37. I want to use this Bible with my son and his little sister in brother in both my study time with them and to assist in family Bible study time.

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  38. Would like to have for ease of using scripture during discipline.

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  39. I would love these

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  40. I would love to win this to go along with trying to bring God back into my life and having my 2yo son grow up in His word.

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  41. I really, really want to win this!! I have entered a few giveaways, but so far I haven't won.
    Perhaps this time I will be more fortunate. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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