Quote: John Piper on Repetition & Review in Scripture Memorization
Bible Study Magazine recently interviewed John Piper on his study methods. His approach to Scripture memorization is worth looking at. You can read the article in it's entirety here.
"I set aside a block of time in the morning (an hour
or so) to be with God alone, reading my Bible,
praying for my family, praying for the church, and
praying for my soul. And I can generally finish
my four chapters or so of Bible reading in about
20 minutes, depending on how long I pause and
contemplate. And my prayers may extend for 20 or
30 minutes. So I’ve got at least 5 or 10 minutes for
Scripture memorization in that hour..."
"...10 times read, 10 times said, and then you’ve got it.
When you come back the next day, open your Bible,
say that verse again 5 or 10 times. Then you do the
same thing with the next verse. Then you do them
both together. Finally, you shut your Bible and
leave. Then you come back and do it again.
So basically, the answer is repetition and review."