How to Memorize Scripture Quickly and Easily
Summary: Bible memorization is a lost skill and sadly is often viewed as a tedious and difficult task. With this in mind, Friedman offers a delightfully refreshing perspective in his new book on bible memorization. He wisely takes his time convincing the reader of the importance of storing God's Word in the mind and heart, and he does so in a tone that exudes kind encouragement. He wants the reader to find joy and success in his/her efforts! But thankfully he does not stop there. Recognizing that people learn differently, Freidman moves on to tackle the three different learning styles--offering his readers a short questionnaire to help his readers best discover their own learning style. And this is where the book gets incredibly practical. Based on these learning styles Freidman offers great practical memorization strategies for those who learn best through visual, auditory or kinesthetic techniques. With some effort and a positive attitude, your memorization goals are possible to achieve!
Personal Thoughts: First of all, I love how Freidaman writes. He's positive and encouraging and very God-centered. His book has such a natural flow that keeps the reader engaged and interested. I love how he quotes both Old and New Testament. This shows a real depth to his own faith life and highlights the beautiful oneness of Scripture. I certainly learned a few things and am looking forward to implementing them in my own study of Scripture. I am also looking forward to using some of the techniques that I've learned in this book to help my children learn their Bible memory work for school and church classes. His abundant use of personal pronouns makes the book especially unique. All in all, I highly recommend this book. It is an immensely practical book that will aid you in enhancing your spiritual life for many, many years.
Quote: "It is important to note that memorizing the Bible is not an end in itself. Just learning something by heart will not necessarily bring you closer to an understanding of how our Father wishes us to live. Memorization will only truly serve you on your spiritual journey if it is done with the intention of intimately understanding the Word."