Welcome back to Five Days of Hiding the Work in Their Hearts! I am so honored that so many people are reading these posts and I really hope some of them inspire you to use them or come up with your own new ideas.
Today, I want to tell you about the Child Training Bible. This Bible is so much more than a Bible. I bought the set way back when it first came out and I was so completely moved as I assembled my Child Training Bible (CTB). It was created by a lovely, young mother named Mindy Dunn.
A "key" which is what you see on the left below.
3 Tabbing guides.
You will need to have post it flags, highlighters that won't bleed in your Bible (or colored pencils), and a Bible.
The key sheet fits in a medium sized Bible (you can find a link on the CTB website which leads you to the perfect items to complete the project or see the size and decide if you already have the perfect fit). The guides show you the correct color and placement of post it flags needed and tells you which Bible verses to highlight. You can see in the photo above, by lining up the two images, I have tabbed a verse for Jealousy, one for Laziness, and one for Not Listening. There are also tabs at the top and bottom of the page and highlights on the left facing page.
The best part about this tool really was preparing it for use. I got so much out of it myself as I looked up, highlighted, and tabbed our CTB. It took only a couple of evenings to finish it. I felt positively inspired by it when I was done.
The only thing I didn't *love* about the Child Training Bible was the focus on negatives. It sometimes felt like the Bible was only used as a list of don'ts. I didn't want the punks to sigh, "I did something wrong so mom is getting the Bible out again."
Enter the next product made by Mindy.
The Virtue Training Bible came out a bit after the CTB. This set is HUGE with many more keywords to tab. I do not own the VTB, though, I would *love* to have it some day. What I really like about this set is the more positive focus on virtues. Rather than the "don'ts" it consists of more of the "dos" of the Bible.
I saw on the website that the Child Training Bible is also available in French and Spanish.