Right now I’m working on memorizing the book of Luke.   Here’s the process we go through:

1)  Textual analysis–Know who is speaking, why, what time, season, location, where people are at in the text, etc…

2)  Take each line and create a movie in your mind.  Use every line to create your own paraphrase until you can create the story easily flowing in your mind.

3)  Once the story is firmly established in your mind and in our own words, then begin to add the actual words.

4)  Practice the story in front of others to learn the people connection.

Ok, that’s a short and sweet overview if there’s anyone here doing memorization.