How many books?

To learn there are 27 books in the New Testament.
Sometimes rhymes help us remember things.  Let's learn a simple rhyme about the number of books in the Old and New Testament.  "In the old time there were 39.  In the new way to Heaven there are 27!"  Say this over and over until you have it memorized!  Click here to use the memorization challenge to help.
Can you count fingers?
Another memory tool here is to hold up your hands in front of you showing all 10 fingers.  Now put down your third finger (come up with a memory tool for this like Jesus was in the grave for 3 days to help you remember it is the third finger you need to put down).  Two fingers are on the left side, then a space, then seven on the right. 27!
Here's a picture:
Warning: please do not chop off your third finger to learn that this fact! smiley