Friday, August 29, 2014

Why You Really Can Memorize Scripture by Dr. Daniel Morris

Understand and unlock your mind's natural ability to memorize long passages
Called to be a missionary as a teenager, I had a great desire to fulfill God's will, but had a great sense of inadequacy for such an extraordinary purpose.  But God says he who meditates in His Word ... shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper (Psalm 1:3). This verse was and still is a great source of encouragement.
Part of meditation is to memorize God's Word, so I began a systematic method of memorizing consecutive passages of scripture.  Through the years I learned, both by study and by experience, how God made our memory function.  Presently, I have 42 chapters memorized and, best of all, our missionary work has prospered beyond what I could have imagined.
This book describes what I learned about permanently memorizing scripture and will help you be one of the few who experiences the blessing of meditation in God's Word, and the hope that whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
In this book you’ll learn:
  • Specific memorization techniques.
  • How to memorize scripture, the Bible.
  • How to retain what you memorize
About the Author
Dr. Morris graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College and Anchor Theological Seminary.  He received his Ph. D. in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University.  Since 1978, he and his wife, Debbie, have served as missionaries in Chiapas, Mexico. He presently pastors the Baptist church he founded in Tuxtla Guti√©rrez and oversees several other churches, missions and a Christian school. Much of his time is dedicated to training Mexican pastors, and counseling.

Here's my review of this valuable resource:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Dr. Daniel Morris and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Why You Really Can Memorize Scripture" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“Why You Really Can Memorize Scripture” by Dr. Daniel Morris may be a tiny booklet that can be read in one sitting, but it provides some good information that can help you commit Scripture to  memory.  Dr. Morris gives a brief overview of the structure of memory and a general idea of how it works and how to utilize it.  Such understanding may help you to overcome obstacles to memorizing Scripture.  It helped me to recognize several issues I have in my memorization process.

The author describes the process he uses to memorize Scripture then gives you a verse and walks you through that memorization process.  Dr. Morris also provides suggestions for not forgetting what you’ve memorized.  I have added some of his suggested techniques to my own existing memorization system, and they’ve helped me to memorize faster and more completely.

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