A year's subscription to XTB (four issues). Designed to help the reader get into the Bible daily for themselves - XTB is packed with puzzles, pictures, prayers and solid teaching points. Children are encouraged to understand, apply and pray through the Bible in an accessible and thought-provoking way.
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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.
|Age range:||7 - 11|
|Dimensions||210mm x 148mm|
|Publisher||The Good Book Company|
Excellent(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')
My children are aged 5 and 10. Both have enjoyed this resource in different ways. My older daughter gets to show off her reading skills to her brother while learning her way around the Bible. My baby boy loved the stickers and the puzzles that he could manage. We get to have a family time around God's word each night before bedtime. It promotes lively discussion and lots of interesting questions. It's often the 5 year old who eagerly reminds us to read.
Just Right(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')
These notes are just right for our family Bible Reading times. The passage is the right length for our 6 year old to maintain concentration and the book is illustrated well. The day's reading is well structured by having the reading first followed by an activity or words to fill in to ensure the point has got through. We will continue with this series of books.
Super!(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')
We are really enjoying using the Bible Reading Notes and my 6 and a half year old loves the puzzle approach. He finds the stickers quite motivating too. I am very grateful for the encouragement to study and pray each day in an age appropriate way.
We also brought the table talk book to share with my husband who as yet is not a church goer. We haven't got around to the Table Talk yet, but are looking forward to using it.
Starting a lifetime of Bible Reading(Review written for 'XTB 3: Comings & Goings')
My 7 year old daughter and I enjoy working through these Bible Reading notes. The activities are engaging and there is the right balance of reading from the Bible. She looks forward to reading the Bible each evening and that has to be a good start to a lifetime of Bible reading
For children with some Bible knowledge already(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')
I bought this, with the intention of going through the notes with choirboys who had absolutely no knowledge of the Bible. It was not suitable for this, but would be very good for children with Christian parents, who had some Bible knowledge, and some understanding of biblical and spiritual concepts. I think this was my mistake. the readings and activities themselves were very suitable it my children did not have the background knowledge at all to deal with the questions.
Given as group gifts(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')
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(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')
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.
Just what I was looking for!(Review written for 'XTB 10: Check It Out')
My 11 year old son has just started "Check it Out" and it's going well. He is at senior school and we don't live in the UK so the right mix of fun, cool, and manageable language in "Check it out" seems to fit the bill. I like the structured approach to going through books of the Bible and I find the teaching sensible and faithful. Comment on the Biblical texts attempts to highlight the teaching in a meaningful way to the youngster without 'glossing over' some quite difficult ideas and transforming them into a 'be nice' or 'Jesus wants to help you' message. He still likes puzzles, aren't they great for engaging the youngster's attention? The puzzles and activities are well chosen and the colours and page-a-day layout assist use so the page is not intimidating. 3-4 verses are treated each time. There is a 'think and pray' reflection to finish which stimulates the reader with prayer ideas to vary and grow in their prayer life. The issue I have came with a mini Bible dictionary, with prompts in the daily readings to look up strange words. I also bought the accompanying family devotion booklet which seems like a great idea. Honestly, I haven't got round to using it yet. I am pleased with these useful resources.
Great way to start your child on spending time with God each day!(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')
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.
Excellent.(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')
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.