pod.link copied!
Memorize What Matters
Memorize What Matters
Josh Summers

A podcast for those who love Scripture memory, who want to memorize what matters! Join Josh Summers on his journey to memorize... more

Listen now on

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Podcast Addict
Pocket Casts
Player FM
Podcast Republic


Memorize the ENTIRE Outline of John in 10 min (mini-training)

It's possible! Listen in as we walk through each chapter of John to connect a visual that you can use... more

14 Jun 2024 · 14 minutes
Christians DON'T Know The Bible: How to Fight Biblical Illiteracy

Most Christians don't read their Bible anymore and it's shocking how many lack basic knowledge of Scripture. Is this a... more

07 Jun 2024 · 32 minutes
Longest Book of the Bible? (hint: it's a trick question...here's why)

What is the longest book of the Bible? What about the shortest? It's a trivial question, but the answer is... more

24 May 2024 · 4 minutes
What a Blind Woman Can Teach US about Scripture Memory (ft. Jennifer Rothschild)

At the age of 15, Jennifer Rothschild was diagnosed with a rare disease that left her blind. She has since... more

17 May 2024 · 27 minutes
If Bible Memory feels slow or challenging to you...listen to this

We all feel slow and bad at memorizing the Bible, but sometimes our desire for "efficiency" actually works against us.... more

10 May 2024 · 7 minutes
How a Busy Attorney uses Sign Language to Memorize Scripture

In addition to being a busy attorney, Lise Anderson has spent the last 15 years committing the entire gospel of... more

03 May 2024 · 26 minutes
Most INSPIRING thoughts on Bible Memory after 100 episodes! (+ a surprise)

2 years. 40+ interviews. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world listening. Today we're celebrating the 100th episode of... more

26 Apr 2024 · 10 minutes
He Memorized All 1,189 Chapters of the Bible (kind of...)

In less than 6 months, Dr. Larry Dinkins memorized an outline of the meaning or story of every chapter in... more

12 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
A "Major" Bible Memory Announcement from Josh 📣 📣

We all have trouble memorizing numbers...but what if that could change? What if you could easily memorize any number in... more

05 Apr 2024 · 5 minutes
Pro Musician's Quest to Make Scripture Songs "Mainstream"

Adam Wright has toured the world with his band Act of Congress, but he's most at home when he's worshipping... more

29 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
5 Unexpected Lessons on Bible Memory (based on doing it LIVE)

I've never felt more vulnerable than when I did a live stream of me memorizing 1 Peter this past week,... more

22 Mar 2024 · 10 minutes
How to Use Movies & TV Shows to Memorize the Bible (unique method!)

Some people are skilled at remembering movies or shows they've watched - the characters, the quotes, the plot. In this... more

15 Mar 2024 · 11 minutes
How to Effectively Memorize the Bible as a Group (adults or kids)

What are some practical ways to structure a group of people who want to memorize the Bible? Or how do... more

01 Mar 2024 · 10 minutes
"Don't be ashamed...it's OK to NOT memorize chapters & books"

When it comes to Bible memory, some people feel pressure to memorize entire chapters or books of the Bible. In... more

23 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
How to Add Bible Verses to a Mind Palace (Part 2)

Learn a few methods and techniques to place Bible verses and passages on a mind palace that you've created! Both... more

16 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
How to Create a Bible Memory Mind Palace for Beginners (Part 1)

The mind palace is one of the most powerful memory tools you can use, yet it feels so confusing to... more

09 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
9 FUN Brain Exercises for Christians (to improve your memory!)

Your brain is a muscle and these fun little exercises are a creative way to exercise it throughout the week.... more

02 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
He MEMORIZED all 48 chapters of Ezekiel...and "it was BRUTAL!" (here's why)

Dr. Andy Davis has memorized over 44 books of the Bible and recently finished Ezekiel. He says it was one... more

26 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
This Pastor Memorized 40+ books of the Bible...and then forgot them

Dr. Andy Davis has a unique philosophy when it comes to memorizing the Bible. He likes to "kiss the book... more

19 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
It's National Quitting Day (a lesson on Bible memory from elite runners)

It's that time of year when people set goals and resolutions...and then quickly lose motivation. Here's is a short encouragement... more

16 Jan 2024 · 3 minutes
This Mom of 15 Makes Time to Memorize the Bible (w/ Katie Davis Majors)

When Katie first moved to Uganda, she had no idea that she would leave with 13 adopted children and a... more

12 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
Memorize 52 Bible Verses in 2024! (free resource)

It's important that you know the foundation of your faith, and these 52 verses that you can memorize over the... more

06 Jan 2024 · 5 minutes
Look Back on 2023: Behind the Scenes Look at the Podcast

In 2023, this podcast and corresponding YouTube channel have been blessed to impact hundreds of thousands of people. In this... more

29 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
5 Best Practices to Make Bible Memory Last (How to Memorize Pt 3)

They're called "best practices" for a reason - they work! To finish off this 3-part series on how to memorize... more

22 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
Secret Formula for Better Bible Memory (How to Memorize Part 2)

After memorizing 10 books of the Bible and interviewing 40 memory experts, this is what I've learned about the best... more

15 Dec 2023 · 14 minutes
Why Memorize the Bible? My 4 Personal Transformations (How to Memorize Pt 1)

Why not just read the Bible? Why is MEMORIZING important? It's a common question, and in this episode Josh walks... more

08 Dec 2023 · 10 minutes
Today I'm reciting one of Paul's epistles from memory (for accountability)

This is more than just a podcast to me. This was started to help me stay accountable to my own... more

17 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
He Memorized Proverbs Word-for-Word...here's how he did it

Carlin Day isn't a pastor or a missionary. He's an insurance agent with a family and yet somehow he managed... more

10 Nov 2023 · 29 minutes
Give me 6 minutes to help you memorize the Bible better

This is your chance! If you have a desire to memorize more of the Bible over the coming year, take... more

03 Nov 2023 · 5 minutes
He Survived 66 Days ALONE without Food or a Bible (w/ Dave McIntyre)

As part of the History Channel's TV show Alone, Dave McIntyre was dropped off on an island with only a... more

27 Oct 2023 · 42 minutes
Pastor Levi Lusko on Why it Matters to Memorize the Bible

Pastor and best selling author Levi Lusko once asked Louis Giglio his method for memorizing the book of Ephesians. He... more

20 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
She Memorized 100 Verses in 100 Days...BARELY! (w/ Faith Womack)

What started as a fun challenge quickly turned into something she NEVER expected. Listen as Josh talks with Faith Womack... more

13 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Is Your Church Worship Biblically Accurate? (w/ Worship Pastor Jon Lilley)

Music is one of the best tools to help us memorize Scripture, which makes the worship songs we sing in... more

06 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
A message to those who have lost motivation to memorize the Bible

Burnout is real and rest is good. But sometimes that "rest" turns into a never-ending "new normal." In this episode,... more

22 Sep 2023 · 5 minutes
Ringing Bells from Empty Churches (bonus episode from France)

As I stand here in the French countryside, the bells from this gorgeous cathedral are ringing out the evening hour,... more

01 Sep 2023 · 5 minutes
He Memorizes and Publicly Recites the Bible (you can too!)

Drawing from his background in theater, Australian Simon Camilleri has dedicated his life to memorizing the Bible and reciting it... more

25 Aug 2023 · 30 minutes
Your Brain has a SUPERPOWER (here's how to use it for Bible memory)

No matter what your learning style, all of us share the same God-given superpower for memorization. Here are three ideas... more

18 Aug 2023 · 9 minutes
Is God Calling You to Build a Boat Before it Rains?

Knowing your "why" for memorizing Scripture is critical, but what if God has a different reason He wants you internalizing... more

11 Aug 2023 · 31 minutes
Don't "Memorize" the Bible. Do THIS instead (w/ Keith Ferrin)

What does it mean to shift your focus AWAY from word for word memorization of the Bible? Join Josh as... more

04 Aug 2023 · 33 minutes
The Key to Investing in Scripture (a timely word of encouragement)

If you're feeling a bit lost, discouraged or burned out, take a moment to remind yourself that you're investing in... more

28 Jul 2023 · 7 minutes
6 Free Tools I'd Use to Memorize the Bible (if I could start over)

After memorizing Scripture for years and interviewing others who do as well, I've come across numerous tools and resources that... more

21 Jul 2023 · 9 minutes
Counter-Intuitive Advice for Bible Memorizers

Should you memorize LESS of the Bible? This isn't something you normally hear about Bible memory...but perhaps it's something you... more

14 Jul 2023 · 5 minutes
How a 2 Year Old Memorized the Entire Book of James

This week we're challenging what you *think* is possible in Bible memory. In this conversation with the Wittenmyers from By... more

07 Jul 2023 · 24 minutes
How to NOT Forget Verses You've Memorized

It's a new method I'm calling "spaced stacking" that combines the power of habit stacking with the benefits of spaced... more

30 Jun 2023 · 8 minutes
Interrogated (Part 2): It Looks Like the Movies...But It Feels Worse

What is it like to be interrogated by a foreign government, accused of being a spy? This is part 2... more

16 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
Interrogated (Part 1): Josh's Story of Identity Under Fire

Hear the captivating story of how God used a 2-week long interrogation in a foreign country to teach Josh not... more

09 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
Bible Memory 101: Tips to Build a STRONG Biblical Foundation

Join Dr. Larry Dinkins and Josh Summers as they explore the science behind memory and what we can learn about... more

02 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
This ONE Mindset Shift Could Change Your Whole Week

When memorizing Scripture (or tackling any goal), it's often the "unspiritual", seemingly insignificant decisions we make throughout the day that... more

26 May 2023 · 7 minutes
5 Habits of Every "Successful" Bible Memorizer (that you can start doing today)

Whether it's pastors, memory experts or influencers who memorize the Bible, over the years of interviewing these people, I've seen... more

13 May 2023 · 10 minutes
Taking Time to Memorize Scripture as a Family (w/ Glenna Marshall)

How did anger lead a pastor's wife to memorize Scripture? Listen as Glenna Marshall explains what led to the writing... more

05 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Does a Smartphone Actually HINDER Your Bible Memory? (w/ Anthony Metivier)

Anthony Metivier from Magnetic Memory shares his thoughts on why digital devices - even Bible memory apps - can work... more

28 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Bible Memory Strategy that’s BETTER Than A Seminary Degree??

It's a new approach to Scripture memory that aims to ground you in the full context of each passage you're... more

21 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
How to Actually USE Scripture Memory in Daily Life (w/ Dr. Larry Dinkins)

What are some practical ways that we can use Scripture memory in our day-to-day life? Listen in to this conversation... more

14 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Bible Memory Secrets from a Bible Bee Competitor (w/ Brittany Schlichter)

For 6 years, Brittany Schlichter competed in the National Bible Bee, memorizing thousands of verses and placing as high as... more

31 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
"First, Build a Foundation of Biblical Theology..." (w/ Dr. Timothy Cross)

For new Christians or those who are passionate about Scripture memory, sometimes the most important thing you can do is... more

24 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
The 4 Types of Bible Memory You NEED to Try

You probably only use one type of Bible memory (not method), yet you're missing out on the value that three... more

17 Mar 2023 · 14 minutes
What can Bible Memorizers Learn from Memory Athletes? (w/ Ronald Johnson)

How do memory athletes train their brains to memorize information so fast...and what can we learn in order to memorize... more

03 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
BONUS: You CAN Memorize More Scripture in 2023!

Learn more or reserve your spot here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/training

24 Feb 2023 · 7 minutes
How to Memorize the Psalms Easily with Songs (ft. Zac Fitzsimmons)

You might think you're not good at memorizing Scripture, but all of us somehow memorize song lyrics without thinking about... more

17 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
Speaking Scripture is CRITICAL to Memorizing (w/ Rachel Eernisse)

Even if you never stand up in front of your church to recite the passages of the Bible that you... more

03 Feb 2023 · 33 minutes
We Memorize the Map...but Remember the Treasure

You can think of memorizing the Bible like memorizing a map. The map acts as a guide on our journey... more

27 Jan 2023 · 3 minutes
The New "Backward Buildup Repetition Method" for Bible Memory (does it work?)

Josh & Amy go head to head in a friendly debate about whether the memory palace method of Scripture memory... more

20 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Before Setting 2023 Scripture Memory Goals...Do THIS!

It's that time of year when we're all inspired to set goals for ourselves, whether that's health, reading or even... more

06 Jan 2023 · 13 minutes
Year End Special! Behind the Scenes of Bible Memory Goal

In this special episode, Josh's dad sits down to interview Josh to ask him about why Bible Memory Goal was... more

30 Dec 2022 · 45 minutes
She Stopped Memorizing Scripture for an Entire Year (should you?)

Listen as author and speaker Tammy Lea Fabian explains her method of memorizing Scripture, including taking an entire year off... more

09 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Using Instagram to Memorize the Bible? (w/ Abigail Houston)

Abigail Houston from Melodically Memorizing has built a large following on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube based on how she has... more

06 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
"Orality" vs Word-for-Word Bible Memory (Part 2)

Following last week's conversation with Dr. Larry Dinkins, where he introduced the concept of "orality" compared to traditional Bible memory,... more

02 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
Questioning God (moment of meditation on Psalm 13)

Is it ok to question God? Is it blasphemous to be desperate and frustrated with Him? Taking a closer look... more

29 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
"Orality" vs Word-for-Word Bible Memory (Part 1)

For most of us in the highly literate, western world, memorizing the Bible means "learning the text with word-for-word accuracy".... more

25 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Dangers of the "Comfort Gospel"

Most of us tend to live our lives in a way that prioritizes comfort and avoids struggle. This is natural,... more

22 Nov 2022 · 8 minutes
Don't Ignore This Critical Bible Memory Review Method (5 tips)

Oral review - the process of speaking what you've memorized out loud - is a critical part of retaining Scripture.... more

18 Nov 2022 · 10 minutes
A Challenge to be "Overflowing" (Col 2:6-7)

Join Josh as we meditate on Psalm 103 and Colossians 2, especially entering into the holiday season, and what it... more

15 Nov 2022 · 5 minutes
A Broken Marriage Meets Scripture Memory (w/ Becky Friberg)

As Becky watched her husband being handcuffed and placed in a police car, she wondered how her marriage would survive.... more

11 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
"Prioritize New Bible Memory First..." (interview w/ Aaron House)

What can we learn from actors memorizing lines that we can apply to Bible memory? Listen as Aaron House, Executive... more

08 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
"Small" vs "Weak" vs "Little" (there's a difference in God's eyes)

When Jesus speaks of faith in the Gospels, he often uses the words "small" and "weak" and "little" as descriptors.... more

01 Nov 2022 · 4 minutes
7 Bible Memory Mistakes I've Made (& how you can avoid them)

The downside of sharing my Bible memory journey publicly on this podcast and the YouTube channel is that you also... more

28 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
How Can Busy Parents Find Time to Read or Memorize Scripture?

Don't worry, we're NOT going to tell you to wake up earlier! But if you've ever been discouraged as a... more

25 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
How to Remember Names in the Bible (5 easy techniques)

If you have trouble pronouncing or memorizing names in the Bible, this episode is for you! These 5 simple tips... more

21 Oct 2022 · 9 minutes
How Many "Talents" Has God Given You? (Matthew 25)

In this week's moment of meditation, let's take a closer look at the parable of the talents. If you put... more

18 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
Miraculous Story Behind Psalm 46

It's one of the most popular psalms in the Bible, and you've probably already memorized parts of it. But what... more

11 Oct 2022 · 8 minutes
Reciting the WHOLE New Testament from Memory (w/ Tom Meyer)

In this interview with Tom Meyer, aka "The Bible Memory Man", we discuss the tradition of orality in the church... more

07 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Are You "Seasoned with Salt"? (moment of meditation)

What does Paul mean in Colossians 4 when he tells the reader to be "always full of grace, seasoned with... more

04 Oct 2022 · 5 minutes
How Long Would it Take to Memorize the ENTIRE Bible?

Have you ever wondered if it's possible for any human to memorize the entire Bible, word-for-word? If so, how long... more

30 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Where Do Verse and Chapter Numbers Come From in the Bible? (the backstory)

Have you ever wondered about the chapter and verse numbers in your Bible? If they weren't put there by the... more

27 Sep 2022 · 12 minutes
She Memorized the New Testament...Here's How (w/ Susan Heck)

"I've done the math. At this pace, I'll finish memorizing the Bible when I turn 120 years old". Today we... more

23 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
"Have I Not Commanded You..." (DON'T take it out of context!)

Before God gives Joshua the oft-quoted promise that He will be with him wherever he goes, there are a handful... more

20 Sep 2022 · 5 minutes
STOP Following Me (Bible Memory is NOT a Race!)

This isn't clickbait. These are my honest thoughts as somebody who is building a Christian brand around Bible memory. Listen... more

16 Sep 2022 · 7 minutes
How a Caricature Artist Memorizes the Bible (w/ Jody Brownd)

How does a talented illustrator like Jody Brownd create imaginative, virtual memory palaces for Bible memory? Listen as Jody explains... more

09 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Quick Thoughts on 2 Timothy 3:7 (a new format)

What does it mean to "always learn" yet never come to a "knowledge of the truth"? Join Josh in a... more

06 Sep 2022 · 8 minutes
Creating a Memory Palace for Bible Memory (an explanation)

Learn how Josh used the Airbnb where his family spent vacation this summer as a memory palace location to store... more

02 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Memorize What Matters
She Memorized the New Testament...Here's How (w/ Susan Heck)
Memorize What Matters

Listen now on

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Podcast Addict
Pocket Casts
Player FM
Podcast Republic


"I've done the math. At this pace, I'll finish memorizing the Bible when I turn 120 years old". Today we chat with... more