by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Hidden In My Heart Scripture Memory Bible from Tyndale Publishing is a wonderful Bible for anyone with a desire to hide the Word of God in their hearts. How I wish this great tool for memorizing scripture was available when my son was young.
Although the translation of this Bible is the New Living Translation, each of the select 100 Core Verses is in New Living Translation, New International Version, and King James Version, so the reader can pick which one, or all three, version to memorize. In addition to the 100 Core Verses, there are 136 additional Challenge Verses.
Each of the 100 Core verses comes with a song to help with memorization. The song index is divided into age groups from 5-12 and teen, and includes the scripture covered in the song, but that’s not all. The index is also broken into musical styles. A code is given with each Bible to download the songs.
At the beginning of every book of the Bible is information about who wrote the book, when it was written, how it was written to, why it is in the Bible, and what the book is about. When one of the Core Verses is mentioned, it is highlighted giving the three versions, a brief explanation of what the verse means in the Explore and Apply section, a prayer, and the song number that goes with the verse. There is also a dig deeper section that expands on the verse and follows with several questions to ask.
A Topical Memory Verse Finder is included for easy reference. A Great Passages section encourages the reader to learn passages of scripture in context. A section on Great Bible Stories offers tips on studying and sharing these selected stories with others.
Although this Bible is marketed to youth, anyone with a desire to know God’s Word better through memorization will find it a very useful tool. And some of the catchy songs will aid in that process. I’ve included one of my favorites below.
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