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XTB Subscription

Bible discovery for children

A year's worth of Bible reading notes for children; a total of four issues that will be posted quarterly.

Part of the XTB series.

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Sign up to an annual XTB subscription (which covers 4 issues) and every quarter we will deliver a copy direct to your door.

You will receive the January-April issue in December, the April-June issue in March, the July-September issue in June and the October-December issue in Septmeber. If you join part way through a quarter you will receive the issue for the next quarter the month before it starts.

Each issue contains three months of daily readings designed to help the children 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.

Subscribe now and you will be offered the Explore Prayer Diary at the special price of £2.99 at the checkout.

Product details


Age range: 7+
Contributors Alison Mitchell
Format Paperback
First published January 2004
Dimensions 210mm x 148mm
Weight 0.13 kg
Language English
Pages 96
Publisher The Good Book Company

Other information

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.

Customer reviews

10 May 2024

“Great for grandchildren and godchildren.”

(Review written for 'XTB: The Collection')

I have used the XTB series with my grandson for several years now and moved on to Discover. It has helped him to know the Bible well and grow in His walk with Jesus. We both have copies and do it at a distance over Whatsapp. He loves the codes and the funny drawings. I have just started with his younger brother with the Book of Beginnings.

15 Jul 2023

“Excellent tool for daily Bible reading”

(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')

We’ve been using xtb notes with all four of our children and they love them. It’s so easy to use daily and always helps us dig into God’s word and gives us new insights and wisdom.
The children love doing the puzzles and cracking the codes.
These notes don’t assume you’re in a Christian home so we’ve also given them to children to use (with parents’ permission!) who are drawn to Jesus but not in a believing family.

17 Feb 2023

“Engaging bible notes”

(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')

All three of our kids have enjoyed/enjoy doing these. The notes have engaging puzzles and questions helping them to glean the main message from the passage. As per other reviewers is probably best 30-60 minutes before bed or in the morning. Our youngest two borrow my desk to focus whilst doing them.

24 Jun 2022

“Engaging bible books”

(Review written for 'XTB 2: Miracles & Dreams')

These are a great resource for moving from story book bibles to reading the Bible. We use them with my 9 and 7 year olds and they love the activities and find them engaging. The ‘think and pray’ bit helps them to apply God’s word and can promote further conversation.

3 Aug 2021


(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')

Our three primary school aged kids absolutely *LOVE* XTB - it has given them a real hunger for getting stuck into the Bible, and equipped them with how to understand it and pray it in for themselves. Highly recommended!

12 Jul 2021

“Great devotional”

(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')

Such a great devotional. My 7year old loves these and having been recommended we have done the same

12 May 2021

“Excellent Companion to Table Talk”

(Review written for 'XTB: The Collection')

Used these will all our children to introduce them to having their own quiet time. Tie in nicely to table talk used in family worship.

23 Mar 2021


(Review written for 'XTB 6: Footprints')

Takes your child in a straightforward journey from the Bible passage to application and prayer.

Longer passages are not read aloud but retold with a comic strip.

There are lots of codes to break and other word games.

12 Mar 2021

“I would recommend this company without hesitation”

(Review written for 'XTB: The Collection')

I was given the E Mail address of this company by a friend when searching for devotional literature for children and young people and would recommend this company without hesitation.

10 Feb 2021

“Good Bible notes”

(Review written for 'XTB 1: The Book of Beginnings')

These are well-presented and well-written Bible notes. However, our 8-year-old daughter (who is a strong reader) found the amount of content and length of readings a big step up from the notes she had previously been using. The notes need more time to digest and maybe before bed isn't the best time for using them.

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