The Bible

Using mnemonics to memorize the bible.

For the past year I have been intensely trying to memorize the bible.   I can type most of the book of Revelation from memory, however i am having a hard time with verse recall.  In other words I need a few words to get me started.  During my memorization I would type out the verse address, but they just do not seem to stick.  Numbers are just so hard to memorize.


During my study of trying to find better ways to remember I kept coming across the funny word mnemonics.   Basically it is an old word that means using pictures and places to memorize.  It turns out our minds are very good at spacial memory, not very good at random memory.  Our minds are created to forget.   Think of how bad it would be if we remembered everything from every day we ever had and could recall it at random.  The good things would be nice to remember, but bad experiences and things that are now meaningless [think algebra] , who wants to remember those?  Anyway to make a long story short I decided to try to use mnemonics to help me with verse location.


I am using short simple animation to try to memorize the book of James.   Since it takes quite a bit of time to put these together [a lot longer then I ever imagined]  I thought I would share with others who may be like minded.  I did find some things on the net on this regard, however they were not in the version I am memorizing [KJV], so I could not use them.

James Chapter 1 Verses 1-27

James Chapter 2 Verses 1-26

James Chapter 3 Verses 1-18

James Chapter 4 Verses 1-17

James Chapter 5 Verses 1-20

The Book of Jude

Special Animations

2 thoughts on “The Bible

  1. I am memorizing from the King James as well. I have been looking for things like this as rote memory takes so long can you direct me to any web sites or resources you came across so I can implement this myself. Thanks for the videos they are just the ticket.


    • Hi Gene, I am glad the videos are a help.
      If you haven’t already, you can subscribe to our youtube channel
      “aFathersDream” at

      This will help you keep up with the new videos as they are posted.

      As far as other resources, they are kind of few and far between. Most use the rote method and as you say it can take a long time.

      We have been working hard on James, and expect to done with it probably by the end of January. God Bless You

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