An Introduction to Christian Meditation and Memorization
In my last post, we explored the benefits of Scriptural Memorization and some key steps to begin to memorize selected passages. In this post, we will explore other techniques to memorize portions of scripture, including whole books of the Bible.
In conducting my research for this series, I relied upon four references on memorization of God’s Word.  The techniques ranged from rote (similar to how must of us learned our multiplication tables) to the “Film Making” method as Ms. Charis called her technique. Interestingly, all four authors recommended that the serious talmid should utilize a variation of the film making technique.
The primary means that information is stored in our mind is through stories, events and visual location. The right side of the brain captures stories, events, emotions and art. It requires little effort to absorb information that is fed into the right side of the brain. The left side of the brain deals with facts, data, numbers, names, etc.; but it is a poor retainer of new information. By facilitating right-brained experiences, it opens the door for memory retention. Admittedly, this technique is more suited to narrative passages such as the Gospels and Acts, but can be used on many other passages as well, depending upon your creative skills. Continue reading “Some Techniques for Scriptural Memorization”