Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) wrote some 9,000 hymns in her lifetime, including Blessed Assurance. That’s pretty incredible. What’s even more incredible? She was blinded in the first two months of her life, yet memorized whole books of the Bible during her childhood.
According to Christian History, “While she enjoyed her poetry, she zealously memorized the Bible. Memorizing five chapters a week, even as a child she could recite the Pentateuch, the Gospels, Proverbs, the Song of Solomon, and many psalms chapter and verse.”
It was while reading a biography of Crosby to my boys that it first occurred to me that we could be memorizing not just isolated verses of the Bible, but whole books. …….
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Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.