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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

GIVEAWAY!! Child Training Bible

giveaway now CLOSED!! congrats to comment number 63. kelsey allenstein, who won the giveaway!! :)



i can NOT begin to tell you how excited i am about this review and giveaway!!

what am i review AND giving away?! well, i'm glad you asked it is this

and that is the child training bible!!

the child training bible is awesome! it was designed by a homeschooling momma of four. here is what it says on the site::

  I love the Word of God and I desperately desire to use more Scripture in training up my
children for the Lord.  There are many moments throughout the day that I want to speak a word of truth to direct my children.   I have tried biblical child training charts, verses on notecards plastered on the refrigerator and Bible memorization.  In all my efforts it seemed that something was missing, something that I now realize is absolutely essential.

I must give my children a physical experience with the Holy Word of God.

They must see the Bible.  Open the Bible.  Become familiar with the text of the Bible.

Whenever there is a problem, I want to train my children to immediately run to the Lord, seek His Words, and allow His truth to saturate the situation.

Going to the Scripture chart on the fridge is…good.  Using Scripture notecards in my pocket during the day is…good.  Bible memorization is also very good. 

Opening the very Word of God is…the best!

i have to say. reading that...totally speaks MY own heart. child training Bible takes SCRIPTURE and deals with issues that can arise during parenting (and heck, even in my own life) along with sharing the gospel. here is some more info from the site::

      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 was designed with Colossians 3:9-10 in mind.  “You have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self.”  The Scriptures selected for the CTB teach why we are to “put off” certain behavior and what godly behavior we are to “put on” instead.

The front key of the CTB is a visual index of the areas that Scripture teaches us to “put off.”  These areas correspond to color-coded tabs and highlighted text.  CTB Scriptures address both negative and positive responses with the emphasis on Jesus Himself, His perfect life as an example and gift to us.

To make a Child Training Bible you will use the CTB charts that include over 200 Scripture references, heart and gospel questions, and sample prayers.

Make a CTB for your family to have Scripture accessible and central in your home.

so now that you know a little about what "they" say about their product...what do i say?

well, i love it. plain and simple. as a parent i'm checking out "parenting" books when i see them, but have never found one i absolutely loved. or pertained fully to my needs. using the child training Bible...is brilliant! because when an issue comes up, we can look at what God's word says, not what some author thinks. brilliant. seriously!! and really the benefit is not only for children, it's also for the parent. because God's word applies to EVERYONE!! not just kids. not just adults, it applies to ALL of us. 

the price point on the child training Bible cards is $9. so a great price for a great resource!

after buying the cards, you will then need a 6x9 Bible, and seven different colors of highlighters and post it flags. i found mine at office max. and honestly, the highlighters were the most expensive out of the lot. ((but with school supplies hitting shelves soon, you may be able to find a deal!)) you can also find links on their site.

amelya and breigh have been enjoying going through the Bible with me. i have only had it put together for a few days, but wanted to post the review and giveaway NOW! we've gone through issues that they've been dealing with and it was so nice to see what GOD said about the issue, not just what momma or daddy said. it's opened up some really great conversation with them. i want to implement this in our family as a Bible study, and am super excited to do so!

i also love that it shares the gospel clearly. and right. it's a good way to explain the gospel to anyone, and if you're not confident in sharing...this makes you confident and makes it easy!

it does take quite awhile to make up the Bible. there are over 200 scriptures that you'll highlight and tab in your Bible. but the time is SO worth the end result. i took mine in the car when we drove to church and worked on it. and then worked on it during nap time/after the kids went to bed. 

child training Bible also offers bulk discount! the Lord really has laid it on my heart to do a workshop with these. so i'm gathering together as many people who are interested to place a bulk order and spend a night or a day doing them together. it's great fellowship and a great tool to take home. i also have a friend who doesn't have little ones anymore, but is making one for her daughter and daughter-in-law as gifts. i'm really excited about this! seriously, if you could see me right now you would gag at the smile and excitement in my eyes. ;)

child training Bible put together a great video tutorial on how to put together the Bible. it helped me out, i just wanted to be sure i was doing it right. :) 

i'm not sure if i've said it already, but i LOVE this product. ;)

now...what you have all been waiting for!! GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

MANDATORY ENTRY::

leave a comment telling me your favorite Bible verse.

EXTRA ENTRIES:: (please leave a separate comment for each entry)

be a follower of...or become a follower of "popp"ing out one letter at a time. 

the giveaway will be open until JULY 5th at MIDNIGHT CST.
child training Bible sent me the cards to review. all opinions expressed are mine.

101 loving words from you.:

Shannon Kraft said...

Probably a cliche, but I love Isaiah 40:31. It speaks to me about the hope that comes with trusting God in everything.

I would LOVE one of these and was considering asking you to make one up for me when you do your big order for everyone. B wont need it for awhile, but the word of the Lord doesn't go out of style ;)

Shannon Kraft said...

I like this blog on FB

Shannon Kraft said...

I liked the Child Training Bible on FB.

Christy said...

Yeah!!! What a great resource :D I've been stalking for awhile now, so excited for a chance to win one, and/or the group buy :D

P.S. I 'like CTB on FB :)

Christy said...

P.S.S. I 'like "Popp"ing out on FB :)

Amy Kolbe said...

Right now my favorite verse is genesis 4:7
I like the reminder to watch out for sin and to master it :)

mittelmommy said...

I like you on fb!

Amy Kolbe said...

I like your Facebook page

mittelmommy said...

I folllow you...

Amy Kolbe said...

I like child training bible on facebook

mittelmommy said...

I like ctb on fb!

Amy Kolbe said...

I also follow you

mittelmommy said...

Lately I would have to say eph 6:1 is my fav....lol...we say it whenever the kids are not obeying...I like how almost everytime it calms the kids down and reminds the kids to obey Gods word and what the right thing to do next it...basicallly I love how God's word is touching my kids heart!

Allison said...

So many favorite verses. I'll go with one I've been working on lately: Colossians 3:23.

Allison said...

Liked you on FB.

Allison said...

Liked Child Training Bible on FB.

mantyjen said...

'liked' Popping out on FB :)

mantyjen said...

My favorite verse:

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
Isiah 43:2

What else is training a child, but daily walking through fires? I am so happy we have a Father that protects us!

The Zookeeper said...

One of my favorite is Romans 8:31 but also love Philippians 4:13
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The Zookeeper said...

I like the Child Training Bible on FB.

Jennifer said...

I love Joshua 24:15 as it reminds me who I follow despite the choices of others.

Little Ella Lu said...

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Little Ella Lu said...

I like their facebook page

Deb said...

Phil 4:5-6 is my favorite verse!

Deb said...

I liked Child TraininBible on FB

Deb said...

I followed your blog

kawbees said...

Acts 4:12 - And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

Thanks for another opportunity for this tremendous training resource!

Soli Deo Gloria!,
Melanie S.

Joshua said...

My Favorite verse is Song 3:1-3

"*On my bed night after night I sought him Whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him.

Sgs 3:2 '*I must arise now and *go about the city; In the streets and in the squares *I must seek him whom my soul loves.' I sought him but did not find him.

Sgs 3:3 "The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me, And I said, 'Have you seen him whom my soul loves?'

This verse speaks directly to how furvently we should be when it comes to being with our Lord. We should hunger for him and go searching for him and not be satisfied till we are with him once again.

These verses are what I turn to when I feel myself wandering.

joshua said...

I liked CTB on FB

kawbees said...

Hi there! " liked " your FB page. Cute boots!! :D

Soli Deo Gloria!,
Melanie S.

joshua said...

I liked "Popp"ing out one letter at a time on FB

Heidi said...

Philippians 4:12

Jennifer said...

I like CBT on Facebook!

Jennifer said...

I like popping out on Facebook!

nicole said...

ecclesiastes 3... to everything is a season - talks about do one thing and another thing great will happen

Cheryl said...

Love the child training Bible! :)

My favorite Bible verse has been Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God..." It has given me peace in difficult times.

With Hope,
Cheryl

Unknown said...

This looks like such a great resource! I've tried many of the same things you have... I have many verses I love, this one is an old stand-by and seems appropriate. Proverbs 3:5&6 Blessings!

Alissa L said...

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Alissa L said...

I also liked your fb page

Alissa L said...

I liked the child training Bible on fb too

Emily Ekegren said...

Joshua 1:9 is my life verse!

Emily Ekegren said...

like CTB on FB

Shonda said...

My favorite Bible verse: Matthew 6:33

Shonda said...

I like CTB on FB

Shonda said...

I like popp-ing out on FB

Shonda said...

I follow your blog.

Anonymous said...

I seriously don't have a favorite Bible verse, but I do love that the Lord seems to give me a new "favorite" verse for each season of my life. He is so good, isn't He?
{MomInWA}

Anonymous said...

Likes CTB on FB
{MomInWA}

Anonymous said...

Liked "Popp"ing Out on FB
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Jessica-MomForHim said...

SO many good ones, but I am going to go with Ephesians 2:8-9 because there is NOTHING we can do to earn our way to heaven!

Jessica-MomForHim said...

I follow your blog. :-)

Tabitha said...

I don't have a favorite verse yet. My kids and I are going to start reading the bible this year. I've been away from the church for several years. We've recently started attending agian. I would LOVE to win this for my kids... and myself. We would all benefit tremendously!!

Tabitha said...

I like child training Bible on facebook.

Tabitha said...

I like "popp"ing out one letter at a time on facebook.

Anonymous said...

JOHN 3:16

mel4895 said...

Proverbs 22:6

mel4895 said...

I also am a mother of four. What an awesome idea of post it, label and highlighting scripture to find just when you need it. I worry that I am failing my children as a parent. I use to say that they should send babies home from the hospital with instruction book. Now I find it is all highlighted and laid out. What a Godsend. No longer will I face this with panic, but I now have hope. What a relief to have found this program.

Amber said...

one verse? way to make this difficult!! Right now, I guess my favorite verse would be
2 Corinthians 5:21 "For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God."
but the verse that has been with me for years now is
Isaiah 43:1b-2
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. WHEN you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; WHEN you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you."

Amber said...

I liked the child training Bible on facebook

Amber said...

I am a follower of "popp"ing out one letter at a time!

Elizabeth B said...

Right now, Philippians 2:14 has been helpful to me:
Do all things without grumbling or disputing

Elizabeth B said...

I like CTB on FB @Elizabeth Beer

Kelsey Allenstein said...

One of my favorite verses: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Kelsey Allenstein said...

I like Child Training Bible on facebook!

Kelsey Allenstein said...

I like "popp"ing out one letter at a time on facebook!

cindy rooks said...

Genesis 31:49
And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another. ( my 14yo daughter is away at a christian boarding school until the end of July, so this is "our" quote.

Nicole said...

My favorite... 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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.

Nicole said...

I follow you on FB

Nicole said...

Just started following your blog :)

Kathy said...

Isaiah 43:1-2 is my favorite.

Kathy said...

I liked child training bible on FB.

Kathy said...

I liked popping out one letter at a time on FB.

Kirsty said...

Only one favorite scripture!
2 Tim 3:16-17 All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Kirsty said...

I did all the likes too ;)

Anonymous said...

My fav. verse is Rev. 21:4

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Anonymous said...

I liked "popp"ing out one letter at a time on facebook.

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Anonymous said...

I liked the Child Training Bible on fb

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Amylynn said...

My favorite is John 3:16, because that is the beginning of our relationship with him (other than creation).
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Amylynn said...

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Amylynn said...

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Sara said...

Hands down John 3:16
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Jodi W said...

I rely heavily on Ephesians 6:10-18. it has helped me teach my kiddies that it is a daily fight, but to fight the good fight...daily

tammy said...

Gosh, it is hard to pick a favorite verse!

I would have to say I do really like....

Psalm 139:1-10

tammy said...

I liked your blog on facebook. :)

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tammy said...

I liked Child Training Bible on facebook.

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Michael & Lydia said...

My one favorite verses is Prov. 3:15-16

Michael & Lydia said...

I liked Popping Out One letter at a time on Facebook

tammy said...

I am now following your blog via GFC.

Michael & Lydia said...

I liked Child Training Bible on Facebook

Kim said...

I love Psalm 37:23-24! :)
The steps of a man are established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,
Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.

Kim said...

I "liked" Child Training Bible on Facebook.

Kim said...

I "liked" "popp"ing out one letter at a time on Facebook. :)

Casey said...

I've never heard of this, it sounds great! My favorite verse is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". I can't remember the reference right now though... Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

John 15:12
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Kelli said...

My Bible study group was just discussing childrearing tonight. I told them about the CTB and they were thrilled to read more about it! I would love to use it wth my three little ones!

I Liked you on facedbook!

Kelli said...

I also like CTB on facebook!

Emily said...

My favorite Bible verse:

Psalms 139:14
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are they works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Emily said...

I follow your blog! :)

Love reading about your family!

Emily said...

I like CTB facebook page!

Emily said...

I like your facebook page for your blog!