With the immediacy of Internet searches and ease of handheld devices, the archaic custom of memorizing Scripture may not seem necessary, but best-selling author Robert J. Morgan makes an airtight case for reviving this practice in 100 Bible Verses for Everyone Should Know by Heart. "It's vital for mental and emotional health for spiritual wellbeing," he writes. "It's powerful as acorns dropping into furrows in the forest. It allows God's words to sink into your brain and permeate your subconscious and even your unconscious thoughts. It saturates the personality, satiates the soul, and stockpiles the mind. It changes the atmosphere of every family and alters the weather forecast of every day." In a series of brief opening chapters, Morgan prepares the reader for this new way of thinking and then presents his list of 100 crucial verses, including sidebar notes, quotes, and memorization tips for each. Knowing his list will differ from what others would choose, extra pages are included to add one's own favourite verses, thus extending the exercise and memorization habit.
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