by Duane S. Crowther
A Guide to Effective Scripture Study is the first volume in the four-volume comprehensive Scripture Guide series. It contains a variety of useful topics which can help anyone trying to memorize and gain mastery of the key passages in the Standard Works of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These topics include (1) a discussion and recommendations for Tools for Scripture Study, (2) ten suggestions for effective Study Techniques, (3) seven suggestions and eight purposes for Marking the Scriptures, (4) twenty-five valuable suggestions concerning Interpreting Scripture, and (5) comprehensive indexes to all the hundreds of subjects and scripture passages recorded and represented in the three companion volumes. It also presents and organizes comprehensive scripture memorization plans, with suggested goals for various memorization levels, fourteen suggestions on how to memorize scriptures, and tips for using the memorization system effectively. The forms it provides include a Study and Progress Record, a Record of Passages Learned, and a Review Record. A Guide to Effective Scripture Study also includes “Thoughtful Discipleship” by B.H. Roberts, “Eternal Quest” by Hugh B. Brown, and “Insist upon Your Right to Examine Every Proposition,” by Hugh B. Brown. This is a truly valuable book for those who strive to study and memorize God’s revealed messages!
The three companion volumes in the Scripture Guide series are: The Plan of Salvation and the Future in Prophecy, God and His Church, and Come unto Christ.