O man. I’ve been psyched about this for so long and how I managed to keep my mouth shut (or my fingers from typing), I’ll never know. I’ve been planning this since November. NOVEMBER, people. And then there was the move that I thought would be like moving before I had kids and then I had to, ya know, actually make it so I could review it. Whatever.
And. AND my blog design company told me last night that they would squeeze my redesign in. AHHHHH! I’ve had the new look sitting in my inbox since October. OCTOBER. Again, more patience. More deep breaths. More personal growth. So if you are just reading this in your email, do me a favor and come check out the new digs, ok? They are AMAZING!
We’re here now and I’m so excited to share with you:
This little gem is awesome-sauce. It comes with Bible-sized cards which are colored coded. COLOR-CODED!!
And I’ll be honest, when I saw these on her website, I was intimidated. I thought this would take me a week or more to put together. But I was pleasantly surprised! After the main title card (in the picture above), there is a card just for the top tabs, just for the side tabs, and just for the bottom tabs. On one side, the card lists the verses under the color-coded title and there are approximately nine per topic. Then on the other side of the card, there are questions and talking points for each topic.
I have read several reviews on this product before I got it myself. So instead of using highlighters, I used some twistable crayons. Looking at the page, it may not be obvious what’s highlighted, but it also didn’t bleed through the page. I also couldn’t find all of those colors of tabs at the store so I double so up (pink for red and blue twice).
My daughter is already excited about this. When I started it, she grabbed her coloring stuff and sat down with me and asked me what I was doing. I told her I was making something for her. She said “Momma makin’ bible study for me?” Why yes, dear, yes I am.
My biggest complaint so far is that now my daughter thinks she can color in her bible. I told her she cannot and then wrote her name next to (what I’m sure!) will be just the first of many stray marks in this edition.
I used an NIV/Message parallel. I only highlighted the numbered verse on the NIV side, but I like the idea of having the message available when we look it up and talk about it. Also it gives us lots of margin space – and space if I want to add the Virtues Training Bible.
I really love this product. It’s colorful. It’s user-friendly. You can make it for your own kids, you can make it and give it as a gift, you can give the kit as a gift, you can do this with your moms’ group. So many possibilities. Mindy did a fantastic job putting this together. She is using this with her own kids! And her about story is so cool!
Probably the most deterring part is that you can’t buy this as one kit. You can order the sheets and the tabs from the CTB website but you provide your own bible. Not a big thing, but I thought I’d mention it.
Have I got you excited about this? Because Mindy has graciously agreed to give one away to one of my readers!
So here’s what you have to do to enter:
1. Subscribe to this blog. (It’s in the side bar.) I post 2 or 3 times a week. I won’t flood your inbox or give away your info.
2. Like “The Respect Dare” on facebook.
3. Like “Child Training Bible” on facebook.
4. Leave a comment here when you’re done! You can add how much you love my new blog design, if you want.
It’s that easy. The contest will close Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11:59 EST and the winner will be announced Monday, February 17 (via email and on the blog).
So excited you are here! So excited for my new look. So excited for my giveaway! AHH there’s so much excitement! I can hardly contain it!