This collection of verses is a work that began in 1976. God put it in the heart of a teacher to arm her 3rd-grade students with the Word of God. She encouraged them to memorize 120 verses which she called “Fighter Verses.” Some parents continued to add verses to the teacher's list as they nurtured the faith of their two daughters. The list became a set of cards that provided convenience and encouragement for other individuals and families to make the discipline of Bible memory a habit. In the fall of 1996, Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis used them to launch a church-wide Bible memory challenge with additional verses and enthusiastic support from Pastor John Piper. Partnering with Children Desiring God, the collection of verses was published, with a vision to encourage Bible memory in the wider church.