Memorize Scriptures With The Scripture Power Memorization App


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 as we love to spend a lot of time together and in intimacy, we even use accessories like innovative bullet vibrators to have more fun.  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!

  1. 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

    Thanks again!

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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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