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-color 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|
My son can't wait to start doing XTB every morning. He is learning lots about God and the bible from it. It's a really good balance of puzzles, bible reading and responding to this with prayer. We will definitely be buying more in the series. His younger brother also wants to do XTB (when he's a bit bigger), so we'll probably be buying another copy of this one too!
Bought this on recommendation from a friend to do with my 7 1/2 year old son. He enjoys it at bedtime as something we do together. I think my 6 year old would struggle a bit if we did it at bedtime as it involves solving puzzles/ deciphering codes and a little bit of thinking. She may fare better if we had time to do it earlier on in the day! This is our son's first foray into reading a real Bible and the stories are short, usually only a couple of verses (I use the Youth Bible with him as it was the only relatively appropriate one for him we had). We've only done 8 days over two weeks but this doesn't matter as the pages are not dated. Great that the stories follow on from each other. Am considering buying Table Talk to do with the rest of the family (7, 6,3) as they feel they are missing out a bit.
Good fun learning!
I used this series with my daughter, now started with my 8 yr old son. He is loving it. Such a fun way to teach good bible truths. He always asks to do it even when very tired!
I think this book is fun and exciting
It's a great way of finding out more about Jesus with your children
I bought this book for my son and we use it pretty much every day before bedtime. He always looks forward to xtb and really enjoys reading the bible with these notes. They're lively and fun with lots to think about and do and best of all each day they highlight a clear and simple point for the child to think and pray about. We've been learning about God's promises so far!
really good material
I bought copies of XTB for all the children aged 6 to 11 in our Sunday school and found them to be really good books that the children enjoy reading and completing. They were recommended to me by my 10 year old grandaughter.
would recomment to everyone!!!
I have three children - 7, 8 10yr olds. I have been looking for ages for a devotional that would get them learning more of the Bible in a fun way and at their level. Someone recommended this book and my kids are absolutely enjoying it. They can't wait to sit down together and have our Bible time. It's fun and easy to follow and takes them through the Bible in a way they can engage and understand. Fantastic piece of material. only problem is they love it that much that they all argue over who is filling in the quizzes so looks like i'll be ordering three of everything lol!.
Excellent(Review written for 'XTB Subscription')
Excellent! Our 8 yr old boy n 6 yr old daughter love doing it first thing in the morning by themselves Takes them maybe 10 mins and they really enjoy it. We hope it will help them love God's word and get into daily habit of sitting at Jesus ' feet - it seems to be doing that so far .Can't recommend it enough.
Highly recommended(Review written for 'XTB Subscription')
A first-rate bible reading resource for our 9 year old son. Clear, thought-provoking teaching with interesting puzzles to do which reinforce it. He loves doing it and never wants to miss one before he goes to bed.
ready made bible study, great!
I am using this book with my 5 and 7 year old girls. They need help from me (especially 5 year old with the reading) but I like us to do it together so we can discuss and pray about what they've learnt. It is wonderful for me to have it all ready prepared, all I need to do is put younger children to bed, grab a bible and pen and we are ready to go! The girls are really keen to do the book and it teaches the bible clearly and explains the gospel very well. So glad I bought it. I wondered if it would be too hard for 5 year old but the only other option was pre-school there seemed to be a gap in the 5-7 age range. There are some puzzles etc but it isn't so much 'fun' that the point is lost.