Learning the Books of the Bible

“How do I teach my kids to navigate the Bible?”

That’s a question I get asked a lot.  Parents want to help their kids learn Scripture, but in order to do that, they first have to teach their kids how to find Scripture.

If your child was asked to turn to Habakkuk, chapter 1, would they know where to go?  Would you?  Frankly, I would have a little trouble with it myself–but not as much as trouble as I used to have.

In our Children’s Ministries, we use a device to help kids learn the order of the books of the Old and New Testaments.  We sing!

We sing the titles of the books of the Old Testament to the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”  And we sing the New Testament book titles to the tune of an old hymn called “Bring Them In.”

Admittedly, this is going to be a bit “different” for our blog, but in the videos below, I’m going to sing these songs for you.

One word of caution:  I’m a rather loud singer.  I think volume is my spiritual gift.  So, you may want to turn your speakers down.  As painful to the ears as it might be, hopefully, this will help your child to navigate the Scriptures more efficiently.

And as an added bonus–available only to our listeners–we’re including the names of the twelve disciples to the tune of another old hymn called “Bringing in the Sheaves.”

Books of the Bible Song



We’re providing the audio as well. Please use however you’d like.

Books of the Bible
Books of the Bible – Piano Only

The Twelve Disciples Song



We’re providing the audio as well. Please use however you’d like.

There Were Twelve Disciples
There Were Twelve Disciples – Piano Only

Trey Garner
Trey Garner is the Pastor of Children's Ministries at Faith Church. He has been married to his wife Deb since 2001. They have two children named Noah and Lauren. Originally from Texas, Trey appreciates barnwood, armadillos, and Blue Bell Ice Cream.