The Child Training Bible (CTB) Part 2!

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It has been a couple months now that I have been using the CTB (Child Training Bible).  In simple terms, it is an amazing tool!  I must admit that I do not use it all the time.  However there is a notable difference in my Muppin’s behavior when I do!  And the only reason I don’t use it all the time is simply that I can be lazy… sigh.  I need to work on that 😉

I found out about CTB about 4 months ago and it truly intrigued me.  I mean really, use the Bible as a source of correction and growing up our kids?  Who would have ever thought of that?  Oh yeah, God!  lol  He is the most perfect parent and if we just lean on Him we can do what we need to as parents.  Anyway… I wanted one the first time I saw it.

Now the CTB takes a bit of work to put together but it is really pretty easy.  To see my thoughts on assembling the CTB click this link to my first review ~ The Child Training Bible (CTB)

When you order from CTB you don’t actually get a Bible, you get the CTB Chart Set but on that same order page there are convenient links to all the other supplies you will need as well.  You will need to get a Bible, and the Charts only fit a particular size so I recommend using the links on CTB‘s site to find one right for you.  You will also need highlighters or pens and tabs.  It is really pretty simple.

The idea behind CTB is when your child is acting in a way that isn’t Godly, such as arguing, then you go to the CTB and read to them the verses that talk about that and help them learn that they need to act differently because God created them to be different.  For a great video tutorial check it out here ~ CTB Video Tutorial.

For me, once my daughter was upset because she had been called on her attitude or whatever the situation was, it worked but didn’t have the desired affect I was hoping for.  So this is what I did.  Each day I took a section and we read the verses together in the morning, when we were both in a great mood.  We talked about them and discussed why they were good and why God wants us all to act in such a way to bring Glory to Him.  This seem to have the most influence on her.  During our time reading together she would bring up things she has done in the past that went against what we were reading and she had real remorse.  During the day she seems to stop herself quicker and she is easier to guide.

So for us this has been an amazing tool even though I had to use it slightly different than the way it is intended.  For my daughter I had to be proactive instead of just reactive.

CTB has truly been a blessing in our home.  I pray you take the time to check it out, I believe you will be blessed.  Thanks Mindy Dunn for letting the Lord work through you to create CTB.

If you have used CTB I would love to hear your feedback.  If you use something else to help bring your children into awareness of their behavior I would love to find out about that too!  God bless!

Disclaimer ~ I received the Child Training Bible Chart Set for free in order to provide you with this review.  However, all of these thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own and have been given with all honesty.  Thank you!

The Child Training Bible (CTB)

I am excited to be able to provide a review on the amazing new tool to help parents in bringing up our kids with Godly wisdom.  I just received my Child Training Bible (CTB) chart set a few days ago and have been acquiring the other tools I have needed to set up my CTB.  I was excited to start my set up yesterday.

I have to admit that I was expecting a long tiring time of finding all the Bible verses and placing the tabs in just the right place.  However, the opposite is true.  I did the top tabs in a little over an hour while also helping my daughter with her language art and spelling homework at the same time.  So I wasn’t able to just sit and focus the whole time on the Bible.  To me this process seemed to go very quickly.

The only complaint I have so far is the markers.  I purchased the very inexpensive black pew Bible because we have several other versions already and I didn’t have the money to spend on another expensive version.  The Bible is perfect, however the darker colors of the marker bleed through to the other side of the page.  You can see in the picture the color is great to see the Bible verse on the page it is intended for, but I didn’t like the bleed through.  So instead of using those markers for the rest I used the Sharpie Pens… NOT Sharpie Fine Point Markers… they are different.  I use the pens to underline my text.  You can find them on Amazon herehere.

I use the Sharpie Pens in my good Bible every single day with no bleed through so I love them!!! A LOT!!!  🙂  And they come in all the colors I needed for the CTB.  If you are going to use a nicer Bible for this I would recommend testing the marker on a page in the back to see if it bleeds through or not.  If it does, then the Sharpie Pen is an excellent option!

I plan on finishing my tabs today so that I can get started right away on using this with my daughter.  I have one word of caution!  As you read the Bible verses that you are underlining, you may be convicted on your own behavior 😉  God is good, all the time!

Keep your eyes open for more about the CTB in the very near future.   In the meantime to check out their website please go to the Child Training Bible or you can click on my picture above to watch a tutorial on how it works.  Also keep your eyes open for a future giveaway!

If you have been using the CTB I would love to hear your feedback.

Disclaimer ~ I received the Child Training Bible Chart Set for free in order to provide you with this review.  However, all of these thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own and have been given with all honesty.  Thank you!