Memorize Scriptures With The Scripture Power Memorization App

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Great power can come from memorizing scriptures. To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship. It is like discovering a new individual who can help in time of need, give inspiration and comfort, and be a source of motivation for needed change. … A memorized scripture becomes an enduring friend that is not weakened with the passage of time.

—Elder Richard G. Scott (“The Power of Scripture,” Fall 2011 General Conference)

When I heard this during the first talk last fall I was very impressed and wanted to have a deeper understanding of the scriptures in my life.  I wanted to have the close friendship with the words of the prophets.”  I contacted a brother in my ward that I knew memorized scriptures and he introduced me to Vaughn J. Fetherstone’s scripture memorization program, which basically has you learn 1 scripture a day, review it every day for a week, then once a week for a month, and then once a month for a year.  I made some feeble attempts to start this, but being a techie, it was hard to even fathom carrying around cards.

Then one day I stumbled across the Scripture Power Memorization app.  It is a digital version of Brother Fetherstone’s program.  Here are some features that I enjoy:

  • I can add any scripture from the standard works from the app itself.
  • When learning I have the full verse, first letters, and a slider that let’s me remove words.
  • It reminds me each day what scriptures you need to to review.
  • There is a cool stats area that encourages you not to miss days.
  • I have my cards with me so when I have a spare moment I can just pull out my phone and instead of mindlessly trolling facebook I can actually do something that uplifts me.

I have to say that I have not been as diligent as I would like, but the times I have been I have REALLY learned the scriptures.  By the end of the week I know the scriptures and can recite them. My wife and I do it together and it is great!  We’ve even started quoting scripture to our kids, much to their chagrin. :)

The app costs 99 cents in the app store. Unfortunately there is not an Android version yet.

Disclosure:  I was asked to write this review, and offered a free code.  But I had previously bought it!

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Jeff VanDrimmelen

Chief Technology Officer at Osky Blue
Developer, designer, tech guru, and former Bishop. Jeff is the author of Google'lize Your Life, and an entrepreneur.

6 comments on “Memorize Scriptures With The Scripture Power Memorization App

  1. Tyler says:

    Thanks for the review Jeff! I'm currently working another build of the app that will add some new features and fix a known bug when trying to add AofFs to memorize. I have a large list of things I'd like to change/add but I'm always open to new feature suggestions. Please let me know if you'd like to see something new by emailing me at thale@scripturepowermemorization.com.

    Thanks again!

  2. Tyler says:

    Who do I need to talk to to get the Android version of this going? I would buy it.

  3. Tim says:

    I had no idea about Elder Featherstone’s program for memorizing scriptures. It’s remarkably like the SuperMemo algorithm that a lot of flashcard programs use to schedule repetitions of learned materials. Maybe something to consider in a later version? Or have a side-by-side comparison?

  4. Loni says:

    Thank You!!!!!! I was searching for something like this a while ago, but I gave up. I was going to get the 3×5 cards out, but I would so much rather have this app! I’m so happy I came across this.

  5. Stephen Nix says:

    I memorized the Featherstone list as a missionary…save a handful…then my mission ended and I didn’t finish. Those scriptures are indelibly etched on my brain and have meant the world to me as I have studied the scriptures and taught. I was about to start the task of typing these all out on flashcards on an android flashcard app…but I’d much rather buy the app! Please…please…please make it available on android!!!!!! I want it back in my life!

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