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100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart by Robert J. Morgan

Reviewed by Nora St. Laurent

"Robert J. Morgan has changed my attitude about the importance of memorizing Bible verses."

I’m thankful for the review copy of a book that has helped me in the way I think about many things. I read parts of the book by myself and felt compelled to share this with my family at the dinner table. I read the Scripture passages in the book and why the author felt it was important to commit this verse to memory. Robert Morgan starts out talking about the importance of memorizing Scripture.

He says it’s easy, and anyone can do it! Robert also mentions that we are what we think we are. When we memorize Scripture, “It allows God's words to sink into your brain and permeate your subconscious thoughts it saturates the personality, satiates the soul, and stockpiles the mind.”

Morgan talks about the “fantastic four” and why we should memorize them first. Gen 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

The author says, “Scripture begins with these ten words. This is the bedrock of the Bible, the first, earliest and most irreducible foundation for the remaining thirty-one thousand verses of God’s word. Gen 1:1 encompasses the totality of truth. Without it there’s nothing but despair. With it there’s everything we need.”

I love the fact the author gives the reader a reason why they should commit the quoted passage to memory. Robert Morgan also describes the impact memorizing each passage will have on a person's thinking and their view life, their health and emotions. At the end of each chapter there is a quote from a famous person on how the passage affected their lives.

I didn’t grow up in church so I did not participate in Bible drills and memory games. This book gave me the keys to help me memorize Scripture, and the benefits I can have if I follow the author’s advice on what to commit to memory. Robert Morgan also shows the reader why they should spend time memorizing Scriptures and why it’s also important in putting roots to their faith.

I never looked at memorizing Scripture like this before. This also was a great devotion for my family. I was surprised at how many Bible verses we already knew by heart! The title says 100 bible verses-everyone should know by heart! I totally agree with him. Robert J. Morgan has changed my attitude about the importance of memorizing Bible verses. He showed me that by hiding the Word in your heart and soul it affects the way I live life. I highly recommend this book for a good devotional and a tool in teaching you how to memorize scripture!

Nora St. LaurentNora St. Laurent is the CEO of The Book Club Network Incorporated and runs two book clubs near Atlanta, Ga., and is the former ACFW On-Line Book Club coordinator. Nora currently writes a Book Club column for the Christian Fiction OnLine Magazine and is a Book Club Talk "Columnist" for Novel Rocket. She writes reviews and interviews authors on her blog Finding Hope Through Fiction, Novel Reviews, Title Trakk, Suspense Zone and The Christian Pulse.