CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks for the many blessings we have. But Christian author and longtime Bible study innovator David A. Pedersen says one day is not enough. He wants to ensure that people make giving thanks to God a regular part of their daily prayers by adopting an "attitude of gratitude."
A retired corporate executive, Pedersen is the author of the new book Take Time for God's Word: Remembering God's Word for the Time of Your Life (Prescott and Radcliffe Press, Oct. 2016). His book is anchored on a simple, 15-second memorization technique that links key Scripture verses to the time on a digital clock. His idea is that every time you look at your watch you can be reminded of a meaningful verse or two of Scripture eventually making those verses unforgettable.
The idea of using time as a Scripture memorization tool came to him at 3:16 one morning. He recalls feeling troubled after he had been fired by a longtime employer and taken a new job that proved initially challenging. He says, "It was not uncommon for me to wake up in a sweat in the middle of the night. But this time was different. As I looked at the bright green numbers 3:16 on the digital clock near my bed, I immediately began to mentally recite John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." In the morning he realized he was on to something: linking key Scripture verses to time would help other people keep God in mind throughout their days—no matter how busy their lives were.
Also a perfect interviewee for National Bible Week beginning Nov. 13, Pedersen can talk about:
- Why Thanks-giving is a way of living which provides more blessings than you can hold.
- How to make your favorite Bible verses indelible in your memory.
About David A. Pedersen
A retired corporate executive, Pedersen is a lay leader at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, Ill. He has served as a youth group leader, Bible camp program director, Sunday School teacher and Bible Study leader. Take Time for God's Word is his first book.
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