Easter by Heart

How to Memorize the Gospel Stories of the Resurrection

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Easter by Heart includes the Basic Books by Heartâ„¢ lessons on how to memorize the Bible. These lessons are specially adapted for these particular stories from John.

Easter by Heart also features a rhythmic layout for all the Resurrection stories from all four Gospels, as well as the story of Pentecost from Acts.

Here is the complete Table of Contents for Easter by Heart:

This Easter Season, Learn the Resurrection

Easter: Where Christ Gets Interesting

Change the World. Party This Easter.

Celebrate Easter by Learning the Story

Built-in Daily Time With Christ

All the Details You've Been Missing

How This Book Will Help You Learn the Resurrection This Easter

The Story of the Resurrection from John

A Note for Ebook Readers

John 20 Resurrection

Easter morning
Mary Magdalen comes to the sepulchre
Peter and John come to the sepulchre
Mary Magdalen meets the Risen Jesus
The risen Christ comes to the disciples
Jesus comes to the disciples in the Upper Room
Thomas meets the Risen Jesus
Jesus is the Christ

John 21 After the Resurrection

Jesus at the sea of Tiberias
Simon goes fishing
Jesus sends them a huge catch of fish
Jesus makes breakfast
Simon and John
"Simon son of John, lovest thou me?"
Will John die?
The world could not contain the books

Books by Heart: Resurrection

Speaking Out the Verses

Speak Out




Oral Culture
Free the "Verses" Back Into a "Poem"
Back and Forth Rhythms
Speak With Rhythm
You May Find Better Rhythms
Skip the Verse Numbers and Headings

Expression (These Words Are Alive)

Ditch the "Reverential Monotone"
Let the Words Live

Now Speak Your Verse

Your Memorizing Plan

A Daily Verse

Why Only One Verse a Day?

Why You Can Memorize

Your Daily Routine

Stories, Not Memory Tricks

Take the Verses In

See the Words

"Photographing" Each Verse
Perfection Is Easier Than "Almost"
You Remember That You Forget
The Context of the Story

Hear the Words

Feel the Rhythms

Feel the Shapes of the Words on Your Tongue and in Your Mouth

Renew Your Verses


Move Through the Words into Thoughts

Scenes and Sensations

Imagining Is a New Skill

Imagining Is Connecting

Imagining Brings Delight

"Unpacking" the Cookie

Your New Daily Routine

Spaced Repetition and "Smart" Intervals

A Simpler Method: Repeat Everything Every Day

Say Recent Verses More Often If Needed

An Example of How to Strengthen Uncertain Verses

Your Daily Verse Routine

Crafting Your Routine

Finding Time to Recite
Bedtime Stories
Making a Habit
Hook to Your Existing Habits
A Simple Daily Routine
Get Someone to Pester You
Track Your Progress Like Seinfeld

Daily Recitation Times + Chart = Habit

Bible Stories

Gospels as Stories

Remembering Stories

Reciting in Different Ways

Renewing Is Its Own Reward

Baking Cookies vs. Riding a Bike

You're Already Thinking

Don't Waste Time "Memorizing"

Renewing Is Its Own Reward

Don't Watch the Clock

Rushing Wastes Time

Renew, Don't Review

A Beautiful, Old, Oral Translation

Why Use an Old Translation?


Oral Rhythms

The Opening "And"

What About Accuracy?

Arcane Language

Could You Memorize a Modern Translation?

Enjoy the DRC

Move With the Rhythms

The Palaces of Memory

What About Mnemonics?

Memory Swans and Palaces

Why Mnemonics Do(n't) Work

The Wrong Way to Memorize the Bible
Mnemonic Mistakes

You Remember What You Think About

Revenge of the Prompts

The Right Way (If Any) To Use a Memory Palace

Are Mnemonics Really That Bad?

You've Learned How to Learn Verses!

Missed Days and "Deadlines"


Conclusion: Keeping What You've Learned

First, Keep Repeating

Then, Recite The Stories Once a Month

Ready for More? Learn Christmas!!

Use This Book Next Easter

Celebrate What You've Learned

Keep in Touch

Other Passion Narratives

Matthew 28 Resurrection

Easter morning
Earthquake and angel
The angel speaks to the women
Jesus meets the women
After the Resurrection
The story of the guards
The disciples meet Jesus on the mountain

Mark 16 Resurrection

Women come to the sepulchre
An angel speaks to the women
Women flee, but Jesus appears
After the Resurrection
Apostles don't believe women or walkers
Final words of Jesus

Luke 24 Resurrection

Easter morning
Women at the tomb
The women tell the disciples
Two disciples leave for Emmaus
Jesus meets them on the road
Cleophas: "We hoped that it was he..."
Cleophas tells Jesus of the Resurrection
Jesus expounds the scriptures
Jesus breaks bread at Emmaus
Jesus appears to the disciples in Jerusalem
"Peace be to you"
Jesus has flesh and bones
Jesus opens their understanding
Jesus ascends to Heaven

Acts 1 Ascension and Matthias

Jesus ascends into Heaven
Jesus stays with the disciples forty days
Final conversation with the disciples
Jesus ascends into Heaven
Matthias becomes an apostle
Praying in the upper room
Peter rises in the midst of the brethren
The death of Judas
Matthias is chosen as the new apostle

Acts 2 Pentecost

Wind and tongues
The Holy Spirit descends in a mighty wind
Jews of all nations understand them
Peter preaches
"I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh"
Signs in the heavens
Jesus, crucified and risen
David prophesied about Jesus
David died, but Christ rose
Jesus is Lord
The multitude seeks baptism
Do penance and be baptized
Three thousand new Christians
The early Christians in Jerusalem

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