Every family does it—quotes those little sayings or phrases that mean something only to those closest to them. It might be a line from a television show or movie, a phrase someone said in a memorable situation, or even a line from a book or a song. They are the phrases that are part of the fabric of your family’s life. May I ask a question? Do you speak Scripture as easily and readily? I don’t, and I wish I did. Matters of the Heart is the perfect tool for everyone who wants to change that.
Matters of the Heart is a 52-week journey through memorizing Scripture written by my good blogging friend Carlie Kercheval of LearningtoSpeakLife.com. It is a perfect way to start the new year, and I’m excited to tell you about it. There are many ways to memorize Scripture, and I’ve used several over the years. But one problem I often have is how to organize the verses I’m learning, both physically (such as when I write them on index cards), and in my mind and heart (how to “file” them so I can find them later). Carlie’s book organizes 52 verses into 12 groups of four or five verses each. Her themes include:
- Mothering From the Heart
- Walking in Love
- Real Repentance
- The Joy of the Lord
- God is Faithful
- His Strength
- God, Our Provider
- God is My Healer
- Confronting Fear
- Resting in Him
- God is Peace
- Live to Give
Carlie’s new book is so much more than a list of verses to take into your heart, though. She has written a special devotional to go along with each verse with questions for reflection and room to take notes so that you can commit God’s Word to your heart and make it a living part of your life rather than simply file it in your mind like trivia.
You can copy the verses onto index cards if you’d like, or if time to copy them is time you don’t have, you can use Carlie’s 52-week printable Scripture cards.
Carlie’s new book is available as an ebook or in paperback at Learning to Speak Life Books. I hope you’ll take a few moments to check it out, and whether you decide to use Carlie’s tools or something different, I pray that each of us will take the time to make God’s living Word a part of our daily lives. It has the power to change our lives now and for eternity.
Disclaimer: I received a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.