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As we begin the 21st century, we watch scientific research probe the human brain for insights into memory, learning, and music. In 1998 Rebecca Rupp wrote the following in her book, Committed to Memory: How We Remember and Why We Forget: "Rhythm, rhyme, and melody are all powerful cues to lollygagging memory. Music may be a deliberate, as well as an inadvertant, learning tool."
Until there are solid answers for the mystery of long-term memory, the author suggests something as simple as turning to the ancient advice of the Bible to "sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs" (Colossians 3:16) to aid memorization of verses. Donna Moss's new book, How I Praise You! 150 Little Psalms in Song, interweaves new and old tunes with verses straight from the book of Psalms. It is a resource for youth leaders, camp directors, homeschool parents, piano and guitar teachers, and church leaders who are looking for an enjoyable way to worship God and learn what the Bible says.
In the 4th century B.C. Plato wrote, "Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace" (The Republic). Aristotle added: "Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young...Young persons will not, if they can help, endure anything which is not sweetened by pleasure, and music has a natural sweetness" (Politics).
How I Praise You! 150 Little Psalms in Song, a 240-page RepKover lay-flat paperback, is available now for $7.00 (plus $3.00 book rate) from Apex Publishing Services, 30 Folkner Tr, Apex, NC 27523-7317, through your local bookstore (ISBN 9780966380927), or may be ordered from online bookstores amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com), barnesandnoble.com (http://www.bn.com) or jwpepper.com (http://www.jwpepper.com), catalog 8056933.
Updated October 20, 2018
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