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Table Talk 1: The Book of Beginnings

Bible discovery for families

Table Talk 1: The Book of Beginnings

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Three months of Bible readings based in the books of Genesis, Matthew and Acts.


Issue One of Table Talk is called The Book of Beginnings. It contains three months of Bible readings based in the books of Genesis, Matthew and Acts. The pages are undated. It will help you explore the beginning of the universe, the beginning of the early church and the beginning of Jesus' life and teaching on earth.

Other information

Table Talk is for families with children from 4 yrs and up to use for daily Bible times. Each day takes about five minutes, maybe at breakfast or after an evening meal. Choose whatever time suits you best as a family.

Table Talk links in with XTB Bible reading notes for children. (XTB stands for eXplore The Bible). The Bible passages are the same each day for Table Talk and XTB - so you can use the two books together, or on their own. Whichever suits you best.

Table of contents

  • The first 15 days look at Acts, chs 1-4.
  • Days 16-29 make a start in Genesis, chs 1-9.
  • Day 30 takes a little look at Hebrews 11:7, relevant to Genesis.
  • Day 31 starts Matthew and continues to Day 50, ending in ch 7.
  • Day 51 picks up in Genesis again and covers chs 12-22 over 14 days.
  • A series of puzzles and questions at the very end of the book offer a chance to look into other parts of the Bible not covered here.

Additional Information

Age range: 4 - 12
Author Alison Mitchell
ISBN 9781873166925
Format Saddle stitch
Dimensions 169mm x 239mm
Pages 48
Publisher The Good Book Company

Customer Reviews

Great for the whole family

 I was recommended this book by our church's children's and young families worker because I wanted something that my 11 year old son could be interested in alongside my daughter also. It's a brilliant book and easy to use and the whole family including my husband got involved in it and as a whole family we all enjoy using it. We do it round the dining table when we have our tea as that's the best time for us all to be together. I'd recommend it for the family and my 11 year old son is really enjoying it too. 

| Review by | 16/09/2013

Excellent Notes

 We're trying Table Talk as a family at weekend breakfasts. It works well with parents leading it, and children answering questions and discussing points. We're using it with a 10 year old and a 4 year old. 

| Review by | 14/10/2012

Brilliant Bible time with fun

 I have always wanted to read the bible as a family but never managed to maintain the children's interest and wondered how much they understood. this book is fantastic as the biblical explanations are excellent. The children and adults get to do activities not just simply read. For example this week my kids have had strips of paper with bible verses and have been trying to put them in order, they have also been acting out scenes. Great fun and a great way of remembering what you have learnt. Even my 13 year old joins in. I would thoroughly recommend it. 

| Review by | 24/02/2012

Bring your family togeter

(Review written for 'Table Talk Subscription')

 Our 7 year old loves it "because we can read the bible together and learn new things live how to love God" Our 10 year old enjoys finding the bible passages and reading aloud. It really brings us together as a family. User friendly with great talking points, I would really recommend this to any family, especially those not used to reading the bible together. 

| Review by | 18/11/2011

Family fun at breakfast

 Fantastic, loved by all of us and great for breakfast time 

| Review by | 11/10/2011

Great for small Kids Church

 I've looked at lots of resources for teaching our small Kids Church. We have found Table Talk enabled us to put together great lessons that are theologically sound, and often more in depth then many other resources. We combine 2 studies most weeks, our primary school age break off and look further at the lessons using the XTB studies while we do a related craft with the infants. 

| Review by | 12/01/2011

Not what I was looking for

 This book might be fine for families who really do want to sit around the table and talk about the Bible. I was looking for bed-time Bible study for a 6 year-old. I later found that XTB was a better match for me. 

| Review by | 29/10/2008

Excellent for family bible/prayer times

 We have been using Table Talk for a couple of months now and it's working well for us with our 8 and 6 year old children. We particularly like the short practical exercises or personal questions that attract their attention when they otherwise are not always keen to listen. They are just the right length for us too, I'm just going to order the next book: Table Talk 2! 

| Review by | 24/10/2007

An excellent resource: it has transformed our family breakfasts

 This has been an excellent resource for our family. It is focused on the word of God, in short enough chunks to do at the breakfast table before everyone goes their separate ways. It gets all of us thinking, talking and praying together. And it's fun without being cringeworthy. Mum and dad love it and most importantly the kids do too. We would highly recomment this 

| Review by | 19/05/2007

Just what we need

 We are totally hooked on this series as a family. I thought they might be a bit brief and insubstantial but somehow they always seem to teach us good stuff, leaving us wanting more the next evening. Being short they allow us the time to combine them with reading a good book and praying for others. 

| Review by | 14/05/2007

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