While Stones of Remembrance: Healing Scriptures for Your Mind, Body, and Soul by Daniel Amen, M.D., could easily be read in one setting. I have sat with this book several times per week, I still savor the words after 4 months of intense prayers from this book.
Not only does Dr. Amen address our Spiritual health, he briefly explains the physical and emotional significance of remembering and applying scripture. He begins the book by addressing 12 Spiritual Disciplines for Improving Memory (rest, exercise, relaxation, absolution, etc.). Then, there are powerful verses categorized by issues we feel today (anxious, grateful, depressed, lonely, sick, etc.), that comfort the reader by reminders of God's promises. Dr. Amen then lists pertinent verses every Christian should memorize. Finally, he ends with practical tips, hints and food to increase memory.
In Joshua Chapter 4, we read about how God instructed Joshua to give a stone to one man from each tribe, and instructed them to put the stones together to build a memorial of how God keeps His promises. God told them to explain future generations the purpose of the stones were a reminder of God's miracles. The title of this book is a perfect description of the what Dr. Amen writes on the pages.
As the new year begins, I am carrying this book in my purse as not just a reference for quick comfort to find related scripture for my changing circumstances, I want to use it to memorize as many verses as possible. This is one of the most influential books I have ever read and will give copies to all my friends so they can share in the blessings from this treasure.
*I was given a complimentary copy of Dr. Daniel Amen’s "Stones of Remembrance" from Tyndale Publishers to review this book.