Last Sunday we started Paul's letter to the Ephesians at Redeemer. In my sermon, I encouraged people to read one chapter of the letter each day of the week, and then read the entire letter on Sunday. I also encouraged people to consider memorizing the entire letter with friends.
I've had several people contact me about the resources I mentioned for memorizing extended portions of Scripture. The things I had in mind were:
The gist of what you're going to get in both of these is the simple strategy of Repetition & Review. Piper summarizes his method essentially as "Ten Times Read. Ten Times Said." Read the portion you're trying to memorize out loud ten times in the morning, and then repeat the passage ten times throughout the day-- even if you need help. I write my verses on a 3x5 card and carry it with me throughout the day.
Those that use the Andrew Davis book will notice that he uses Ephesians to create his "Sample Schedule."
I also wanted to draw attention to Timmy Brister's modified Ephesians schedule. The greatest part of his schedule is that he includes moleskine sized pages containing each weekly section to memorize. Moleskine users can simply paste these into their journals, or they can try Timmy's Moleskine cahier hack