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Memorize the Faith!

Author:  Kevin Vost, PSY.D.

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Overall Rating: This item received 5 stars overall. (06/04/2009)
Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Easy
Synopsis: Don't look like a fool next time someone asks you to name the Ten Commandments!

Overall Rating: This item received 5 stars overall. (06/18/2010)
Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Easy
Synopsis: Memorization made easy!
From The Cover

Kevin Vost, PSY.D.

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 Catholic overwhelmed 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.

 

Contents

Notes to Readers of This Book

  • A Note to Adult Readers
  • A Note to Younger Readers
  • A Note to Homeschoolers
  • Memory Master Tips and Facts

Part 2: The Stone the Builders Rejected

  • How to Use This Book
  • The Memory System of St. Thomas Aquinas

Part 2: As for Me and My House

  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Seven Capital Sins
  • The Seven Virtues
  • The Nine Beatitudes
  • The Seven Sacraments
  • The Twenty Mysteries of the Rosary

Part 3: In My Father's House Are Many Mansions

  • The Four Marks of the Church
  • The Four Last Things
  • The Five Precepts of the Church
  • The Six Sins Against the Holy Spirit
  • The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy
  • The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Ten Holy Days of Obligation in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church
  • The Twelve Apostles
  • The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit
  • The Fourteen Stations of the Cross

Part 4: Grow in Grace and in Knowledge of Our Lord

  • Five Proofs of the Existence of God
  • The Forty-Six Books of the Old Testament
  • The Twenty-Seven Books of the New Testament
  • Twenty-One Centuries of the Church History
  • The Twenty-Five Parts of the Cardinal Virtues
  • The Forty-Four Daughters of the Capital Sins
  • Three More Mnemonic Systems
  • Twelve Red-Letter Sayings of Jesus Christ

Part 5: Remember What I Preach

  • Applications for All Ages
  • How to Teach This System

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