“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children…”
- Deuteronomy 6
“His delight is in the law of the Lord and on His Law he meditates day and night”
- Psalm 1
Most of us understand the importance of Bible memory...
“Now therefore write this song and teach it to the people of Israel. …And when many evils and troubles have come upon them, this song shall confront them as a witness (for it will live unforgotten in the mouths of their offspring).”
- Deuteronomy 31
And you forget it a year later!
...We've been there.
That's why God has called us to create By the Book
By re-thinking scripture memory Biblically…
God’s led us to make Bible memory so easy and so practical that your family and even young kids can memorize whole books in long-term memory with ease.
But does it work?
The Diego Family memorized the Book of James in one month.
Greg thought he couldn't memorize. Now he has led his wife and 3 kids in memorizing over 300 consecutive verses.
Rosie is 8, has autism and has memorized 1 John, James, and the Sermon on the Mount.
Diana had stage four brain cancer and memorized
Mira is two years old and has the book of James memorized.
Faith's family hadn't reviewed the 53 verses of Acts 7 since memorizing it as a child with By the Book. Years later, they recited it word perfect without reviewing it more than once.
Emily memorized half of Ephesians rote and half with By the Book. 4 years later, she has almost entirely forgotten the rote half, but can recite word-perfect the half she memorized with By the Book.
could be next...
I can't believe it!
How did you do that?!?!
But here's another problem...
Stalin Did Bible memorY!
..And he obviously missed something...
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.…”
- James 1:22
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock”
- Matthew 7:24
“They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.”
- Nehemiah 8:8
We know that memorizing isn't enough, we need to understand it at obey it!
That's also really hard!
...We've been there too..
I wish we could say that we have an easy solution...
...but we don't.
We say that - not because the Bible is confusing...
...but because if we taught the meaning, that would usurp Gods’s design for the teaching of His word.
So who did God divinely appoint to teach the understanding and the application of the word of God?
That's another reason why God has called us to create By the Book
“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
- Deut 6:6-7
God ordained the teaching of His word to be a job of the fathers and the pastors; the family and the church…
“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
- Ephesians 6:4
“An overseer, as God's steward, must... be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.”
- Titus 1:7,9
By biblically re-thinking where we teach Bible memory,