As parents we are commanded to train our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph. 6). We are to speak to our children of His words when we lie down, when we walk by the way and when we rise up (Deut. 6). Our standard for raising our children is the law of God and what better way to faithfully remind us and them of that standard than to turn to Scripture.
What is the Child Training Bible?
I love what the Dunn family has done to make turning your children to Scripture simpler and easier. They’ve created the Child Training Bible.
The Child Training Bible uses a system of cards, tabs and highlighters with a standard-sized Bible to create a Bible that is easily marked and tabbed to allow you to quickly and easily locate the passages of Scripture that apply to many of the areas of sin that children and adults struggle with.
The Child Training Bible is simple to assemble, although it does take a bit of time to complete.
Is your child struggling with anger? The Child Training Bible has many passages of Scripture that talk about anger marked with color coded tabs and matching highlighting on the specific verses. This makes it fast and easy to locate the appropriate passages as you and your child deal with specific issues.
The Child Training Bible covers more than 20 topics including: disobedience, fear, fighting, defiance, lying and impatience. Each topic has eight or more Scripture references, some heart seeking questions (“Are you showing patience in this situation?”), some application questions and a simple prayer for help with this problem.
What we thought of the Child Training Bible.
We love the concept of taking our children directly to the Bible when we have need to correct and discipline them. We’ve done this for years and the Child Training Bible certainly makes it quick and easy to find applicable passages.
We love that you and your children are reading from a real Bible instead of a book that has some applicable Bible verses printed in it.
We love that it’s adaptable. We can add and mark our own Scripture passages for some of the topics they’ve already covered.
We were a little disappointed in some of their Scripture choices for some of the issues. (i.e. For defiance the Child Training Bible has Phil. 2:8 “And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on cross.” but not 1 Sam. 15:23, Deut. 13:5 or any of the other passages that speak about the severity with which God views defiance or rebellion.)
We would like to see a more variety and specificity in their chosen passages. Our solution to this has been to mark additional passages for many of the topics.
The Child Training Bible charts are available from the Dunn family for just $9.
Win a complete Child Training Bible
The Dunn family has offered to give one Raising Olives reader a complete Child Training Bible kit.
Your kit will include an English Standard Version of the Bible, tabs, highlighters, clip and set of Child Training Bible charts. Everything that you need to complete your Child Training Bible will be included.
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Our family was provided with a Child Training Bible for the purpose of this review/giveaway. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are our own.