A Parent’s Guide to What’s In The Bible?

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Are you looking for fun, easy ways to teach your kids all about the Bible? The Minno show Buck Denver Asks . . . What’s in the Bible? (created by VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer) is the perfect way for your kids (and you!) to learn all about the Bible this summer.

What is What’s in the Bible? 

Through 26 30-minute episodes, Phil Vischer and his puppet friends learn about the WHOLE Bible (yep, the whole thing!) from Genesis to Revelation. Each episode has music, key facts about the Bible, favorite Bible stories, and a theological framework for understanding how all of Scripture fits together to tell one big story about God and what He has done for us. And it’s a LOT of fun!

Did you say puppets?

We did say puppets! But these are the funniest, most theologically-informed puppets you’ll ever meet, and we know you and your kids will love them. Buck Denver is a well-intentioned newscaster who, with the help of his friends, learns a whole lot about God through His Word. Other favorite characters include Sunday School Lady, Cap’n Pete (the Church history pirate), brothers Clive and Ian, and Dr. Schniffenhousen, who helps us learn how faith and science work together.

What will my kids learn from What’s in the Bible? 

Like the title suggests, your kids will learn what’s in the Bible. They’ll also learn who wrote the Bible, how the Bible is one book made up of lots of books, the names of every book in the Bible, and why the Bible matters for our lives today. Pretty soon you’ll all be singing along with the names of Israel’s judges, all the minor prophets, and all the letters of Paul . . . and having fun doing it!

Who should watch What’s in the Bible? 

What’s in the Bible? is loved by all ages. Kids under the age of 4 might not catch every concept, but they’ll love the puppets and singing along to the fun songs. The whole family will enjoy watching together though! Consider having What’s in the Bible? movie nights and watch two episodes together . . . with pizza and popcorn of course.

How can we use What’s in the Bible? together as a family?

There are many ways to dig into the fun and truth-filled What’s in the Bible? episodes. Here are a few ideas of how our Minno members like to use What’s in the Bible? with their families.

  1. Feeling ambitious? Try going through the whole Bible together this summer! There are 13 weeks from June 20 (this official start of summer) to September 22 (the official end to summer). Watch two episodes per week and you’ll have the whole Bible covered. Wow!
  2. Go through the whole Bible in a year. With 26 episodes you can watch one every other week then talk about it at the dinner table, at bedtime, or on the go. Summer is a great time to start!
  3. Choose a book of the Bible and make a plan to study it together. Watch the episodes that cover that book (noted below) and use a companion tool like the Minno Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids to dig deeper.
  4. Follow along with Buck Denver’s Bible Coloring Books to give your kids a hands-on activity to support what they learn.

What will we find covered in each episode of What’s in the Bible?

Take a look at the episode list below. We hope you love What’s in the Bible? as much as we do here at Minno! Sign up for Minno today to start watching What’s in the Bible? and more Christian shows for kids.

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Episode 1: What is the Bible?

Books covered: Genesis

What is the Bible? How is it put together? Learn alongside Buck Denver, Sunday School Lady, Brother Louie, and the crew that the Bible tells the story of God and what He’s done for us.

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Episode 2: Who Wrote the Bible?

Books covered: Genesis

Who wrote the Bible? Next, Buck and his friends learn how God inspired people to write the Bible. They also learn how the first part of Genesis sets the stage for the rest of the Bible – and all of history!

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Episode 3: Who Chose the Books of the Bible?

Books covered: Genesis

Who chose the books of the Bible? Buck Denver and friends learn how the Old Testament and New Testament books were chosen to be in the Bible. They also dive into the second part of Genesis to learn how God used a family to launch His big rescue plan!

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Episode 4: What is Salvation?

Books covered: Exodus

What is salvation? Learn words like “salvation” and “redemption” as we dive into God’s big rescue plan – how He saved the Israelites from Egypt and how he wants to save us from sin – a tiny word that causes huge trouble.

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Episode 5: Don’t Trim Your Beard!

Books covered: Leviticus, Numbers

Don’t lie, don’t cheat . . . don’t trim your beard? The Old Testament is full of rules, and some of them are kind of, well, weird. Learn why God gave all these rules to Israel and which ones still apply to us today!

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Episode 6: What is a “Pentateuch”?

Books covered: Deuteronomy

Learn about Israel’s 40-year “time-out” as we finish the first five books of the Bible! Plus, discover why we can believe what the Bible says – even though we weren’t there to see it happen!

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Episode 7: Finally, the Promised Land

Books covered: Joshua

This episode covers Joshua and tricky questions about fighting and killing in the Bible.

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Episode 8: Cycle of Misery

Books covered: Judges, Ruth

This episode shows the Cycle of Misery and the time of the Judges and the Bible’s romance story – Ruth!

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Episode 9: The People Want a King

Books covered: 1 Samuel

This episode covers the life of Saul as Israel’s first king.

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Episode 10: Kings Make Mistakes, Too

Books covered: 2 Samuel, 1 Kings

This episode covers 2 Samuel and the first chapter of 1 Kings, including the reigns of King David and his son, King Solomon.

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Episode 11: The Big Split

Books covered: 1 & 2 Kings

Israel is split in two, and the prophet Elijah faces off with 450 prophets of Baal to prove that Israel’s God is the true God!

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Episode 12: The End of Israel

Books covered: 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles

A bunch of unfaithful kings lead to the end of Israel and Judah, but Isaiah has an amazing message in Israel’s darkest hour.

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Episode 13: Ezra and Nehemiah

Books covered: Ezra, Nehemiah

The exile is over, but the Israelites face BIG challenges back home in Judah! The Israelites return home to Judah to rebuild God’s temple – a task full of unexpected challenges.

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Episode 14: Brave Queen Esther

Books Covered: Esther

A brave young Jewish girl risks everything to save her people from doom at the hands of the evil Haman.

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Episode 15: Poems in the Bible?

Books covered: Job, Psalms

Learn about the Bible’s poetry, the amazing story of Job, and Psalms – the Bible’s songbook!

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Episode 16: Wisdom from Above

Books covered: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon

Solomon shares his wisdom in the book of Proverbs, then Sunday School Lady finds the meaning in Ecclesiastes and explains how the Song of Solomon – a book of love songs – ended up in the Bible!

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Episode 17: Prophets, Prophets Everywhere!

Books Covered: Major and Minor Prophets

What’s a prophet? And where do these 17 books fit in the history of Israel?

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Episode 18: Messages of the Prophets

Books covered: Major and Minor Prophets

Meet the prophets that wrote these books and see what they tell us about God’s big rescue plan!

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Episode 19: God’s Perfect Timing

Books covered: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Buck Denver and crew learn about the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments and how Jesus arrives at just the perfect time.

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Episode 20: The Messiah Has Come!

Books Covered: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Learn about the life and ministry of Jesus – how he died for us and rose again to launch the kingdom of God in the world and in us!

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Episode 21: A Helper Arrives!

Books covered: Acts

Buck Denver and friends learn about Pentecost and the arrival of the Holy Spirit. Then Jesus’ followers make a big splash in Jerusalem – with the Holy Spirit’s help!

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Episode 22: God Picks Paul

Books covered: Acts

It will take a very special person to carry the Good News throughout the Roman world. After an amazing encounter with Jesus, a guy named Paul gets the job!

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Episode 23: Letters from Paul!

Books covered: Paul’s Epistles

Buck Denver and friends take a whirlwind tour through the 13 letters the Apostle Paul wrote to churches all over the Roman World!

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Episode 24: Good News in Action!

Books covered: Paul’s Epistles

Dive deeper into Paul’s letters and learn what it means to live as a follower of Jesus through big ideas like sanctification, the fruit of the Spirit, and spiritual disciplines!

Episode 25: More Letters!

Books Covered: Hebrews, James, 1,2,3 John, Jude

More Letters! Buck Denver and friends take us through more letters in the Bible: Hebrews, James, and the rest of the General Epistles, and what they teach us about following Jesus.

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Episode 26: The Revelation of John

Books covered: Revelation

The last book of the Bible – Revelation – paints an amazing picture of God’s Kingdom coming to life! Then the What’s in the Bible? cast wraps up the WHOLE Bible – the story of God, and what He’s done for us!