XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings
Investigate the beginning of everything in the book of Genesis.
Zoom in on Matthew and Acts to discover who Jesus is and why He came.
See how God always keeps his promises.
Issue One of XTB is called The Book of Beginnings and will help you investigate the beginning of the universe, the beginning of the early church and the beginning of Jesus' life and teaching on earth - plus you get free Stickers!
XTB (eXplore The Bible) is a series of daily Bible reading notes for children of the 7-11 age group, with puzzles, pictures and prayers.
XTB is beautifully presented with full-colour illustrations and is a series of 12 books which, if used on a quarterly basis, will help a child cover all of the main books, themes and characters of the Bible in 3 years.
Look out for Table Talk - a book of daily Bible times for families with children aged from 4 upwards. The Bible passages are the same each day for XTB and Table Talk - 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.
|Age range:||7 - 11|
|Dimensions||210mm x 147mm|
|Publisher||The Good Book Company|
Given as group gifts
I have bought 10 copies of this to give away as a gift at the end of a Christianity course with infant and junior aged children. They are not too expensive if families want to continue to buy them and I gave details of where from. In the past I have used them with my own children who enjoyed the stickers, timelines and other add-ons. No one bible study aid is perfect, but they all trigger discussion and my children looked forward to the activities in these, so that's a good thing! A lot of the activities tend towards code breaking activities (in these and other children's Bible notes), so the variety of activity can be lacking.
Great Resource for Kids
I have bought this for my granddaughter for Christmas so she has not seen it yet, but I have had a good look through it and I think it is an ideal source of teaching for kids presented in a way that will appeal to them.
Great way to start your child on spending time with God each day!
My 9 year old son loves this devotion. We have been using them for the past couple of years and they are great to helping children engage with the bible.
My 7year old very-confident-reader daughter is loving this reading guide. I'm delighted with it. Good explanations. Even better that it starts teaching about the Holy Spirit and then is straight on to the gospel. No holds barred great teaching. The Think about it bits are genuinely thought provoking. The variety of puzzles, codes, drawing bits etc keep her fully engaged. Highly recommended. No regrets on this one.
Brilliant(Review written for 'XTB Subscription')
We have been XTB with our 8 year old daughter for over a year now, we use it as 'quiet time' before she goes to bed. She enjoys it so much and it has taught her to think about the Bible far more then if we had just been reading the bible with her. We will continue to do XTB with her every night and will start doing it with her younger sister as she gets older too. What a brilliant concept and very well presented.
Bought for grandchildren
We bought these notes to read with the grandchildren when they came to stay recently. They seemed to engage well, and asked to read them each day. They especially liked the stickers and wished there were more. Having things to fill in helped to focus. We hope using these notes will encourage the children to develop a daily Bible reading habit.
I got this for my seven year old. She's a fluent reader so it suits her really well. I love that book one starts with the Holy Spirit. Excellent. Each day is short enough to do at bedtime. Really pleased with this purchase. No regrets.
Great notes!(Review written for 'XTB Subscription')
My kids really enjoy these and will choose to do them over other stories. Clear, simple and varied applications each day.
Great for children in KS2(Review written for 'XTB Subscription')
Full of colour, puzzles and activities. My 9 year old daughter happily sits and reads it by herself as the level is accessible and activities fun.
I have established the habit of personal Bible reading and meditation for the past 54 years and have found this an enormous help in personal knowlege of the Lord and growth in the faith. I was keen to encourage my class of children at church to read God's word for themselves. As a child I was helped by daily Bible reading notes and I was looking for something similar to show them
I was delighted to see how clear and relevant these notes were with questions and puzzles relevant to contemporary youth yet thoroughly faithful to a true commitment to the authority and truth of Scripture without surrender to contemporary trends in making Scripture secondary to secular naturalistic prejudice . Very clear and a delight to recommend.