Memorizing Scripture often fails because there is no structured memory plan for the various grades.
In Scripture Memory, the Bible verses to be memorized are carefully selected and are arranged under instructive topics. The children are not just learning scattered verses, but Scriptures which are organized under a particular theme. This system assists the recall of the verses and enables the person to be actually learning simple Bible truth in an organized way.
For example, the third grade memory book The Word of God is developed under twelve assignment headings as follows:
|1. God's Word Comes from God
2. God's Word Speaks for God
3. God's Word is Pure
4. God's Word is Sure
5. His Word Gives Me Light
6. His Word Keeps Me Right
|7. His Word is My Delight
8. His Word is My Defense
9. It is the Seed of God
10. It is the Strength of Prayer
11. It is the Source of Faith
12. It is the Secret of Life
This book is attractively illustrated in color along with simple explanations, stories and poems.
In addition, a student notebook based on the verses in the memory book is available. This provides various exercises for application of the truth in the verses. We have such memory books and student notebooks for Elementary books three, four, five and on up through middle school and high school. We have coloring books based on the Bible verses in the ABC Memory Book, I AM Memory Book, and Elementary Books one and two.
In homeschooling, the memory book and the notebook make for an excellent course in Bible or spiritual life, and can last for twelve weeks or may be stretched out for twenty-four weeks. The goal for students is to learn the verses in such a way that they will never forget them. After the course is completed, reviewing and enjoying the verses should be encouraged.
We exhibit at various homeschool conventions in the spring and summer. Contact us for a list of conventions and workshops that we will attend; we may be in your area and would love to meet you.
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path" (Ps. 119:105).