Item description for Memorize This: Tms 3.0 (TH1NK) by Mason Rutledge...
Overview A specialized version of NavPress' successful Topical Memory System, this book can help students deal with whatever life throws at them. "Memorize This" features four sections that guide students through various phases of their spiritual growth.
Publishers Description God's Word affects our day-to-day lives. The verses you memorize really change the way you live. The Scripture in this specialized version of NavPress' successful Topical Memory System can help teens and college students deal with whatever life throws at them.
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Studio: Navpress (Th1nk Books)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.83 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2003
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576834573 ISBN13 9781576834572
Availability 0 units.
More About Mason Rutledge
MASON RUTLEDGE is the director of training for Young Life. He enjoys biking, cooking, and working with young leaders. Mason and his wife, Brenda, live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with their three children.
Reviews - What do customers think about Memorize This?
No NASB, bias for "social justice" Apr 16, 2007
The book has two weaknesses. One, it fails to include the New American Standard Translation. The NASB remains the standard for accurate translation of the original language into contemporary English. Leaving out the rock-solid NASB translation is unfortunate. Two, there seems to be a subtle bias toward the liberal evangelical view. This is especially evident in the "Witness by Justice" series under the Leadership Section. All Scripture IS inspired by God and Christians should always be anxious to memorize Scripture and support justice (Prov. 21:15), but, in my view, "social justice" Christianity is seriously flawed. This book approvingly quotes the radical slogan "No justice, no peace." I hope that this is not an indication of the direction of the Navigators as a whole. All in all, I recommend the original Topical Memory System rather than this.
Sword of the Spirit Nov 18, 2004
THIS IS THE BEST THING I OWN (Outside the Word itself)
As a junior in college at the University of Nebraska I have had the awesome privilege to partner with The Navigators, a Christ-centered organization, to advance both God's word in my heart and the nations.
This book by D. Mason Rutledge is basically an edgier version of the old school Topical Memory System (TMS) that The Navigators have used for decades. Just like the old TMS the new Memorize This contains perforated scripture memory cards but ups the ante with 112 in total (the 4 different versions are NIV, NLT, KJV and NKJV) I believe the TMS contains 60 cards.
-There are 4 topics to these cards with a general theme for each -Each theme has 4 scripture reference cards that deal with each issue/promise -Topics for the cards are as follows: *New Believer's Assurances of: God's Love, Jesus, Forgiveness, Strength, Answers, Eternal Life, Guidance *Growing Disciple of: God, Christ, the Word, Others, Life, Disciple for Christ *Life Issues: Love, Prayer, Purity, Giving, Humility, Perseverance, Study, Worship *Leadership (as a witness to others by): Love, Life, Justice, and the Word
There is a great book that also comes with the verses (210 pages) and provides questions, famous quotes, and fun stories to really make a person think about the who, what, when, where, and why's of the Scripture being memorized (it is supplemental and does not have to be used with the cards, however I highly encourage it). The book is a great discipleship tool. If you are meeting with a younger dude or dudette then this book helps asking questions for your 1 on 1 time.
MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE.
Problem: When I came to college I knew the stories in the bible (at least a brief overview of them) but I didn't know the Scriptures, I could not for the life of me find the passages I ambiguously knew. I also knew that prayer and fellowship was a good thing but I didn't realize the power behind each. And I knew I had to live a good life, but I couldn't give an account as to why. Now that I know more of God's Word (it's a lifelong process) I CAN give an account and that account I give is Scripture itself!
Solution: 1 Peter 3:15 says, "...but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." (ESV)
Example: Living in a dorm on campus is a challenge and as the visible "Christian" on the floor many people come to me randomly for help in their lives. Problems with shame, guilt, addiction, anger...you name it! So what's a brother to do? I don't have a counseling or psychology major, I'm in business! My only hope is to take them to the Scriptures I've learned through this system and...it works, mountains have been moved!
Deuteronomy 32:47 is so in encouraging, saying that Scripture is "...no empty word for you, but your very life..." (ESV)
So why not hide it in our hearts? Come on brothers! Let's go sisters! Let us become Hebrews 12:1-2 men and women, persevering in knowing God's truths and telling them to the world!
Your brother in Christ, -Steve O
P.S. With all due respect I must challenge one of the other reviewer's opinions about Scripture being used as a weapon as "wholly opposite Christian teachings." Perhaps there is a misunderstanding that took place but God makes it crystal clear that Scripture and Prayer is and should be our only weapon in life. Maybe the world teaches/assumes that Christians should not fight/defend with Scripture but from God's privileged perspective (the only one I really trust) this is what He sees/says:
"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." -Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)
"...take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God..." -Ephesians 6:17 (ESV)
And Jesus himself saying,
"Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword." -Matthew 10:35 (ESV)
scripture is a weapon May 25, 2004
I'm sorry you didn't consider this book for your kids Ephesians very clearly calls God's word a sword. eph 6:17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. This is all wrapped in a warrior donning his armor, which is the prayer, the word, and the confidence from knowing those things.
This is a world in which the man with the most information wins. In God's world the man or woman know knows the most about Him, will be able to remove himself from the race of the world. Soon, he'll race only for the fruits of the spirit. (another good one to memorize gal 5:22)
Thanks God for This Book Apr 22, 2004
The first verse to memorize was PS 86:5 "You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to those who call to you."
I used this as an introduction to my daughter to show her God is forgiving and loving. We talked about sin, and the need to call to God.
The second verse is zeph 3:17
The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save, He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
The concept of GOD delighting in us and rejoicing over us really touched my daughter.
Anyway, after just discussing these two verses (along with a couple months of teaching to get her to this point) she accepted Jesus.
I had studied the context of the verses around the ones to memorize and used them in context. At first I resisted the concept of memorization. But if taken slowly it's really easy. So don't not buy the book on account of that. Even if you don't memorize, the cards that come with the book can be used as aids to help you introduce topics. They come in several popular translations.
Anyway, thanks to this book, my daughter will hopefully have a higher forwarding address in the future.
Absolute Trash Feb 21, 2004
I bought this book for my two boys but after reading it first, I decided not to give it to them. The author advocates keeping scripture memorized so it can essentially be used as a weapon. I found the messages to be wholly opposite Christian teachings. One must wonder if the author himself carries God's word in his heart or is simply trying to exploit the faithful for his own personal gain.