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/Subs|
Perfect for primary aged kids(Review written for 'XTB 6: Footprints')
We have used the XTB books for the last 5 years with our three kids and have found them to be an excellent way to build devotional time with the kids at bedtime. The kids love the puzzles and humour and they are just long enough, without being too long...particularly when you have two other kids wanting your attention! I would really recommend these to any Christian parent wanting to disciple their children in the Christian faith. Lots of precious memories and laughter, thanks Good Book Company.
Excellent resource(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')
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.
Finding xtb and table talk very helpful(Review written for 'XTB 2: Miracles & Dreams')
I bought xtb with table talk. The children are loving doing their own reading in the morning and I am finding it extremely useful to see how they got on and further their understanding using table talk in the evenings. The two books complement each other very well and the children enjoy doing all the codes and activities in xtb.
Excellent(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')
My 6-year-old loves her nightly XTB Bible readings. It's been great for getting her into reading her 'grown up' (International Children's!) Bible. Having looked at all the available notes, these looked the best, and have certainly proved popular with her. My only gripe: why are adult Bible reading notes not as full of fun puzzles?!
Does what it says!(Review written for 'XTB 8: The Real King')
Helps my 7 year old son to explore the Bible. The notes are good enough for him to do this independently but obviously far better to do this together so it enables discussion with parents.
Really fun and faithful(Review written for 'XTB 6: Footprints')
My 9 year old loves these notes - sometimes we do them together and sometimes he does them on his own. Usually pitched at the right level, with lots of puzzles (codes, word searches etc) to keep him interested.
Excellent resource for discipline your kids(Review written for 'XTB 4: Travels Unravelled ')
Been using these books for the last five years - they are an excellent way to engage young kids with the bible. We use them at bedtime and the kids really enjoy working through them. Ideal for ages 5-10. Would highly recommend them.
XTB is great, but this is not really a year's subscription
We love XTB (me and my 6 year old son). It helps to really understand the gospel, not just the bible stories. I think however that it's not right to call this a year's subscription. 1 issue contains 65 days of bible studies and you receive 4 issues over the year, which is only 260 days of bible studies and not the 365 days a year has. I think this should be more clearly advertised!
I completely understand your frustration with the number of full XTB pages per issue - I know it's not ideal. For various reasons it simply wasn't possible to include 90 full days in each issue, and the reality is that there are many children and families who don't use XTB on a daily basis.
But I was very keen that anyone who was reading the Bible every single day didn't suddenly run out of Bible passages to read and think about. That's why you will find 26 extra readings at the back of the book. Each one gives a passage to read, a question to answer and a wordsearch to find that word in. It's not ideal, but was the best option we had to fill in the gap before the next issue.
I do hope you and your son continue to enjoy exploring the Bible together, and that XTB can help with that, even if not in the ideal way. Thanks again for writing your review.
Great Bible study(Review written for 'XTB 2: Miracles & Dreams')
Our 7 year old really enjoys these notes and is learning a lot from them. There are fun puzzles to do each day and a simple message to learn from the Bible passage. We read Table Talk together as a family and our son is always keen to do the XtB passage by himself in the evening.
Great resource(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')
My 7 year old son loves doing XTB at bedtime. It brings up good discussions and is also short. He reminds me to do it if I forget. Great resource for for forming a habit for quiet times. Thank you.