Memorize the Faith! (and Most Anything Else) - Kevin Vost
Memorize the Faith! (and Most Anything Else): Using the Methods of the Great Catholic Medieval Memory Masters
Author: Kevin Vost
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Pages: 249 PB
Even saints can't live by truths they can't remember. That's why, over 700 years ago, St. Thomas Aquinas devised a method to help him recall the teachings of our Faith. It's so simple and easy that, over the years, countless Christians have relied on it ... and so can you! Refining techniques taught by the ancient philosophers, St. Thomas created a mental "memory mansion" and a way to store information in its "rooms," where it remains, fresh and accessible, until you return to retrieve it. Because it's a system that can be used to remember anything, Aquinas's method is more powerful and more flexible than all the memory tricks we learned as school children.
No wonder author Dr. Kevin Vost has used a "memory mansion" for years now to help him recall names, dates, birthdays, grocery lists, and a host of other things, including (just for fun, and in forward and backward order) random fifty-digit numbers called out to him by students in his college classes. Of course, St. Thomas created his memory system for tasks more serious than that. Specifically, he designed it so we could come to know God better and love Him more. In these pages, Dr. Vost remains faithful to St. Thomas's vision, showing how you can use this system to recall hundreds of key Church teachings, Bible verses, theological terms, and other elements of the Faith every Catholic needs to know by heart.
Soon you'll be able to recite in an instant the 10 Commandments, the 12 Apostles, the 7 Cardinal Virtues, the 7 Capital Sins, the 9 Beatitudes, the 14 Stations of the Cross, and more, including (just for fun!) all 73 books of the Bible ... in their proper order! Memorize the Faith! is a treasure for any Catholicoverwhelmed by data today. Read it and watch your memory power grow, along with your love for God, who is the Author of memory and its final end.
About the Author:
Kevin Vost, Psy.D., has taught psychology at Lincoln Land Community College, MacMurray College, and the University of Illinois at Springfield