Lent by Heart

How to Memorize the Gospel Stories of the Passion and Death

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Lent 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 Mark.

Lent by Heart also features a rhythmic layout for all the Passion stories from all four Gospels.

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

Learn the Passion During Lent

"What are you doing for Lent?"

The Two Goals of a Lenten Sacrifice

You're Ready to Make the Effort

Built-in Daily Time With Christ

How This Book Will Help You Learn the Passion This Lent

The Story of the Passion from Mark

A Note for Ebook Readers

Mark 15: Good Friday

Condemned by Pilate
Pilate questions Jesus
Pilate's festival custom
Pilate offers to release Jesus
Crucifixion
Jesus is tortured
Jesus is crucified
Jesus is reviled
Jesus dies
Women who looked on
Burial
Joseph of Arimathea
Jesus is buried

Books by Heart: Passion and Death

Speaking Out the Verses

Speak Out

Loudly

Slowly

Rhythm

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

Experience

Move Through the Words into Thoughts

Scenes and Sensations
Places
Feelings
Memories
Meaning

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?

Freedom

Oral Rhythms

The Opening "And"
Repetition

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"

Enjoy

Conclusion: Keeping What You've Learned

First, Keep Repeating

Then, Recite The Stories Once a Month

Ready for More? Learn the Resurrection!!

Use This Book Next Lent

Celebrate What You've Learned

Keep in Touch

Other Passion Narratives

Mark 14: The Passion, Through Holy Thursday

The chief priests and the woman with the ointment
Not on the festival day
The woman brings ointment
Jesus defends the woman
Judas goes to priests to betray Jesus
Last Supper
Disciples prepare for the paschal meal
Who will betray Jesus?
"This is my body."
Mount of Olives
You will all be scandalized this night
Peter will deny Jesus
Let this hour pass
"Couldst thou not watch one hour?"
Judas brings the mob
A disciple attacks the servant
Jesus confronts the mob
Man with the linen cloth
Condemned by the high priest
Jesus brought before the high priest
False evidence does not agree
Jesus says, I AM.
Peter denies Jesus

Matthew 26

The chief priests and the woman with the ointment
Priests and ancients plot against Jesus
Woman with the ointment
Judas meets with the priests to betray Jesus
Last Supper
Disciples prepare for the paschal meal
Who will betray Jesus?
"This is my body."
Mount of Olives
You will all be scandalized this night
Peter will deny Jesus
"Let this chalice pass from me."
"Could you not watch one hour?"
Judas brings the mob
A disciple attacks the servant
Jesus confronts the mob
Condemned by the high priest
Jesus before Caiphas
Jesus says, I AM
Peter denies Jesus

Matthew 27

The end of Judas
Judas repents
Judas kills himself
Condemned by Pilate
Pilate questions Jesus
The people choose Barabbas
Crucifixion
Jesus is tortured
Jesus is crucified
Jesus is reviled
Jesus dies
Earthquakes and ghosts
Women who looked on
Burial
Joseph of Arimathea
Jesus is buried
The tomb is guarded

Luke 22

Judas betrays Jesus
Judas meets with the priests
Last Supper
Peter and John prepare the paschal meal
"This is my body"
Who will betray Jesus?
Who is greatest?
Peter will deny Jesus
Mount of Olives
"Remove this chalice from me"
Judas brings the mob
A disciple attacks the servant
Jesus confronts the mob
Condemned by the high priest
Peter denies Jesus
Jesus is tortured by the servants
Jesus is the Son of God

Luke 23

Condemned by Pilate
Pilate questions Jesus
Jesus before Herod
Pilate tries to release Jesus
The mob demand crucifixion
Crucifixion
Simon of Cyrene, Daughters of Jerusalem
Jesus is crucified
Jesus is reviled
The Good Thief
Jesus dies
Burial
Joseph of Arimathea
Jesus is buried

John 13

Last Supper
Jesus knows his hour has come
Jesus washes their feet
"I have given you an example"
Who will betray Jesus?
Judas takes the morsel
"Love one another, as I have loved you"
Peter will deny Jesus

John 14

Last Supper, continued
"I am the way"
"Show us the Father"
"Whatsoever you ask"
The coming of the Paraclete
"Peace I leave with you"

John 15

Last Supper, continued
"I am the true vine"
"Abide in my love"
"You are my friends"
"If the world hate you"

John 16

Last Supper, continued
Persecutions to come
"If I go not, the Paraclete will not come"
"A little while"
"Ask, and you shall receive"
The disciples believe

John 17

Last Supper, concluded
"Glorify thy son"
Prayer for the disciples, in the world
"That they all may be one"

John 18

Jesus is captured
Judas brings the mob
Jesus confronts the mob
Simon Peter attacks the servant
Condemnation by the high priest
Jesus before Annas
Peter denies Jesus
Annas questions Jesus
Peter denies Jesus again
Condemnation by Pilate
"What accusation bring you?"
"Art thou the king of the Jews?"
"I find no cause in him."

John 19

Condemnation by Pilate, continued
Jesus is tortured
"Behold the man."
Pilate questions Jesus again
"We have no king but Caesar."
Crucifixion
Jesus is crucified
"King of the Jews"
Soldiers cast lots for his garments
"Woman, behold thy son."
Jesus dies
Pierced, not broken
Burial
Joseph of Arimathea
Jesus is buried

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