An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture

Prepare to embark on one of the most rewarding exercises of spiritual and mental labor anyone could ever attempt Many Christians have at least a few Bible verses committed to memory, but An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture encourages Christians to ramp up Scripture memorization Daily procedures and techniques guide the reader through memorizing entire chaptPrepare to embark on one of the most rewarding exercises of spiritual and mental labor anyone could ever attempt Many Christians have at least a few Bible verses committed to memory, but An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture encourages Christians to ramp up Scripture memorization Daily procedures and techniques guide the reader through memorizing entire chapters and books of the Bible at one time Author and pastor Dr Andrew Davis has used these proven method to commit 35 books of the Bible to memory over the course of his ministry This very helpful little book inspired me to tackle the memorizing of Romans 1 8 By God s grace, I made it Oh, how sweet and how terrible to live so intimately with the greatest truth in the world John Piper Founder and Teacher, desiringGod Chancellor, Bethlehem College Seminary, Minneapolis, MN Dr Andrew Davis has been Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church FBC , Durham, NC, since 1998 He came to faith in Christ his junior year in college In 1984, he graduated with a BSME from MIT, and worked for ten years as a mechanical engineer Davis received his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 1990 and his PhD in Church History from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1998 He was married to Christi in 1988, and they served together on the mission field in Japan for two years They have five children The central passion of Davis s life is the glory of God as revealed perfectly in the written word of God.
An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture Prepare to embark on one of the most rewarding exercises of spiritual and mental labor anyone could ever attempt Many Christians have at least a few Bible verses committed to memory but An Approach t

  • Title: An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture
  • Author: Andrew M. Davis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. This 30 page booklet is a quick course on Bible memorization, but could be used for any memorization program (I like to memorize poems in between Bible chapters). The first half of the book can be skipped if you are already highly motivated to memorize scripture. The system is a little complicated, (I don't plan to memorize the verse number with each verse), but makes a lot of sense if you want to tackle huge passages. I'll be putting some of these ideas into use right away. I much prefer this m [...]

    2. Helpful little book on how to memorize large portions of Scripture. Absolutely worth the $0.99 I paid for it. The section on how to memorize/recite longer books was a bit confusing, but I think I got it worked out.

    3. Christians! We need to hide God's word in our hearts!This book will give you biblical whys and practical how-tos of Scripture memorization. The author ends it with following words:"It is my prayer that God will raise up a generation of people who do this labor, thus presenting themselves to God as those approved, workers who do not need to be ashamed, and who correctly handle the Word of Truth (cf. 2 Timothy 2:15). The lost people in our nation and the weak and immature churches which have so pr [...]

    4. A very basic booklet. It contains a good short introduction to why to memorize portions of the Bible. The technique is not anything innovative or especially effective; it's just rote memorization, and the author doesn't even try to suggest special techniques beyond repetition. I suspect, though, that was intentional, since the reason memorization doesn't happen for most people has more to do with will than ability.

    5. This is a great book for anyone wanting a systematic approach to memorizing whole books of the Bible.

    6. Great little book on memorizing long portions of scripture. Much of the book is an encouragement for Christians to memorize long portions of scripture, and the last 20 or 30% is on how to do it. No special magic about the method, fairly simple and straight forward. The encouragements were helpful to me, as someone who was kind of on the verge of delving into longer memorization, now I'm all in! The practical method also is very helpful; I wouldn't really have known where to start without it. Hea [...]

    7. Short and sweet. After providing biblical and personal motivation regarding the benefits of memorizing large sections of scripture he goes on to detail a straightforward approach to doing just that. It's not 'Scripture Memorization Made Easy,' more like 'Scripture Memorization Made Practical & Habitual'.His approach sounds difficult to get started. It sounds like I need to really want scripture written on my heart. It sounds effective and worthwhile.

    8. Helpful approach to memorization!I think memorization is a difficult topic for most of us, as it seems impossible given the Bible is 66 books where do you start? This book has provided a great way to start developing a healthy habit for memorization, one book at a time.

    9. Great resourceIncludes helpful breakdowns of daily reading plan, plus Author gives great Biblical support for why Scripture Memorization is so important to our Christian walk.

    10. Biblical argument and practical advice how to hide the word of God in our hearts in order to feed more deeply on scripture.

    11. SimplePretty much the old and true method I used in elementary school. Nothing horribly innovative. Worth a read if you are not familliar.

    12. A really clear, simple method for learning large chunks of Scripture. It takes time and effort of course, but the method works.

    13. Great method that makes the rewarding work of memorization attainable. The opening biblical foundation is extremely flawed.

    14. This short book gives motivation for and a step-by-step guide to memorization of entire books of the Bible. Davis begins by making the case that memorization is commanded. For example, Deuteronomy 11:18 "You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes."Moreover, memorization is beneficial for personal holiness (Psalm 119:11, Romans 12:2) and for the edification of the c [...]

    15. The Great Value of Scripture Memorization for 2016I chose to read this brief but practical plan for memorizing longer passages of God's Word as I look ahead to 2016. As an AWANA leader at my church, I feel an ever-growing conviction of the value of Scripture memorization and of my own personal lack of commitment to this spiritual discipline. Furthermore, I recall the great transformation that occurred in me as a result of a seminary assignment to commit 2 Peter 1 to memory. This handy book lays [...]

    16. Some basic help in memorizing scripture, though the author does not offer any variety for the differing learning styles of his readers. His best advice is for learning lengthy sections & entire books of the Bible, though even then there are many helpful methods he never mentions. I'm not giving more stars because I think the author has been a bit loose with his application of Scripture several times and also advises readers to make a written covenant with the Lord. He says to find a goal dat [...]

    17. This short book is a great way to start a new year; it's very motivational and reminds one of all the reasons why we should memorize Scripture in general, and large portions of Scripture in particular. The section on common excuses for *not* memorizing Scripture was very helpful.cially since even those of us who would never say them out loud tend to *live* them in our day-to-day lives! However, I only gave the book four stars because the methods he recommends are - at least for me personally - i [...]

    18. I rounded up to 3 stars because I love the "idea" behind the book. I'm an avid supporter of memorizing extended passages of scripture. I'm especially in support of studying extended passages.I almost chose 2 stars because, even though the author makes reference to the personal spiritual benefit of extended scripture memorization, I found his emphasis and application to focus on the ability to recall scripture in conversation. The original text was written without verses or chapters, and would ha [...]

    19. Small, helpful booklet about memorizing scripture. Specifically, large portions like an entire book. The section encouraging memorization of scripture was somewhat helpful (if a little over the top at times). It may not have been necessary given that someone who is thinking about memorizing a large chunk of scripture probably feels pretty motivated to do so.The section about the memorization technique was very good. I'm looking forward to combining it with another tip I read to work on (initiall [...]

    20. Dr. Davis begins by making a case for memorizing scripture and spends at least half of the book in the whys of memorization and encouraging you by claiming that you can do it. Then he gives examples of how to memorize by rote memory. As one other reviewer has said, I guess I was expecting more. Different tools for the tool belt. Instead, he gives us a hammer and teaches us how to use a hammer. Good as far as it goes, but it doesn't fit every situation. With that in mind, Davis has inspired me to [...]

    21. The idea of memorizing whole books in the bible have never before crossed my mind. This book gave me a workable approach to that also helped guide me against the pride that would spring up after attaining all that knowledge. Now as I read this 30 paged book in 2 days my heart began to race. To race when he said we ought to memorized the chapters and verses as well and even more gave a particle approach to it. I quick dashed to Psalm 139 which I had resolved to memorize this year!! Wow. Praise Go [...]

    22. This book challenged me to get back to memorizing Scripture. Psalm 119 was the passage I felt inclined to memorize. In just one week I, along with my 4 year old who wanted to take the challenge with me, memorized Psalm 119:1-11. A month or so later, he still recites all 11 verses, word perfect, asking me if we can memorize more. I've got to get back to it and keep up this important discipline. This is a practical book to review often for inspiration & encouragement.

    23. If you are looking for some route to Scripture memorization that bypasses hard work, diligence, and an ample investment of time--this is not it. What this book does is give alot of encouragement and some practical advice. It is plenty of "why" and plenty of "how". For so few pagese it does a great job encouraging the memorization of Scripture, exhorting the reader to go and do it, and empowering the reader with the fact that it can be done. Good little book.

    24. This was a good quick read on scripture memorization. I have heard of people who memorize entire chapters and books of the Bible and couldn't imagine how one goes about doing that. Well, this little book presents an approach anyone can use starting today. It is very practical. The technique started to get a bit convoluted once the discussion turned to memorizing longer books such as Matthew. Otherwise, I am excited to get started with either I and II Timothy or Psalm 119.

    25. Challenging process, but effective so far! His methods may be difficult to maintain for long periods of time, as you are supposed to add to the amount of scripture you recite each day (I see myself getting confused and lost at the "stop reciting the early chapters so you can keep learning new ones" part), but we will see how it goes.

    26. This is a short booklet on Scripture memorization. Easy read and quite practical. Scripture memory is definitely a spiritual discipline I need to grown in. I appreciated the author's argument for and emphasis on memorizing whole books of the Bible instead of just memorizing individual verses. I needed this helpful (and convicting) reminder.

    27. This is something I wanted to do for awhile. This short little book gives both the 'why' and the 'how' to memorize large chunks. I also like that his approach includes mentoring the reference numbers and, after having memorized a book for 100 days straight, to either archive it and move onto another or continue with that same book.

    28. Good encouragement to memorize large portions of Scripture. However, it is mainly through rote memorization. I love rote memorization, but I was expecting some other memorization techniques to be shared as well. He does have some good ideas and plans, but overall I think there should have been more.

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