Bible Memorization

Why Should I Memorize the Bible?

Bible Memory Encouragement by John Piper
A collection of sermons, articles, blog posts, and short videos on the value of Bible memorization.
14 Reasons to Memorize an Entire Book of the Bible by Andy Naselli

What Bible Verses Should I Memorize?

Foundational Verses for Bible Memorization [Word doc] [PDF file]
49 foundational texts (160 verses) recommended by Mike Farley, Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Central Presbyterian Church, that teach the foundations of basic Christian beliefs about God, the mission of his kingdom, salvation in Jesus Christ and by the Holy Spirit, and the way of the Christian life in Christ.

Fighter Verses
A collection of 260 verses compiled by Bethlehem Baptist Church in
Minneapolis for the church’s five-year Bible memorization plan.  The chart can be sorted by Bible references and by topics.

Navigators Topical Memory System
This famous collection includes verses on basic Christian beliefs and
aspects of the Christian life.  A second collection focuses on verses that address various challenges in living the Christian life (e.g., anger, stress, sex, guilt, suffering, money, knowing God’s will, etc.)

How Can I Memorize the Bible?

Articles

Memorizing the Bible Is Possible! from Desiring God Ministries
Ten Tips for Memorizing the Bible by Andy Rau, manager, Bible Gateway
18 Tricks to Memorize More Scripture by Demain Farnworth
Tips on Memorization (for children of all ages) from Desiring God Ministries
Ten Reasons to Memorize Big Chunks of the Bible by Jon Bloom
11 Steps to Memorizing an Entire Book of the Bible by Andy Naselli

Sermons/talks

You Really Can! Why and How to Memorize Big Chunks of the Bible by Jon Bloom
1 Corinthians Recited/Preached from Memory by Andy Naselli
Romans 1-8 Recited/Preached from Memory by David Platt

Booklets

How to Memorize the Bible by William Evans (1919)
Evans was the first graduate of Moody Bible Institute and later the director of Moody’s biblical studies department.  He memorized the entire King James Version of the Bible (!), and here shares his methods for memorization.

An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture by Andrew Davis
Abridged (free)
Unabridged (a Kindle book for $0.99)

Tools for Organizing and Memorizing Scripture

Verse Card Maker
An online tool that generates memory cards.  By simply entering the
desired Bible reference, the program prepares a formatted .pdf file to print a double-sided card.  Uses the English Standard Version (ESV) translation.

Charlotte Mason Rotational Memory System
Practical system for organizing verses in four categories of decreasing
frequency (daily, every other day, weekly, and monthly) for constant review.

Memverse.com
Online tool for learning the Bible by typing verses. Provides multiple levels of prompts to facilitate gradual learning as well as immediate feedback as you type to highlight errors.

Songs for Singing the Bible

Fighter Verse Songs
Free audio files of songs for all of the verses in Fighter Verses collection.  The songs are written in a wide array of musical styles and use the English Standard Version (ESV) translation.  A five-album set of CDs can be purchased from the store at the Fighter Verse website.

 

 

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