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"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," and "a fountain of life" - the foundation on which all wisdom rests, as well as the source from whence it emanates. 

Upon a principle so vastly important, all the subtle malignity of Satan has been directed, if possible to mislead the very elect; while the ungodly and impenitent fall under his devices. 

To the mind enlightened by divine truth, the difference between a filial fear of offending God and the dread of punishment is very plain. Still, by the devil's sophistry, some of the most pious Christians have been puzzled and bewildered. Bunyan was not ignorant of Satan's devices, and he has roused the energies of his powerful mind, guided by divine truth, to render this important doctrine so clear and easy to be understood, that the believer may not err.

©2018 Blackstone Publishing (P)2018 John Bunyan

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"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" - but what exactly does this mean? This book is excellent and I recommend it for all Believers :)

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Wonderful book, a must for believers!

This book teaches you the value of the fear of God. It is probably one of the most important books I read this year. I would highly recommend it for any believer if you want to strengthen your relationship with the Lord.

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Forever a Christian Classic!

I found it deeply enlightening on the fear of God and how to implement it in my life.

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So much Truth!

John Bunyan was truly a man who earnestly sought the heart of God. His deep and spiritual insights are so inspiring, even though he lived 500 years ago.

I feel this book has been so vital during this Covid period. So much fear and doubt has paralysed so many people and we are seeing much fruit from this. The biggest being the loss of income for so many people.

The essence of this book, I believe is also very much the essence of God and His Word. Either we choose to embrace Him and His Word as truth, living in faith and walking in His promises - Lifting our eyes to Him, seeking His Kingdom and Righteousness First, or falling into disgruntlement, dissatisfaction and turning our backs on Him. We can either strive in our own strength - which usually leads to the above or we can walk in His strength, knowing He is Sovereign and in control.

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Excellent Book

Gave me a better explanation of "the fear of God" (more a respect & wanting to be good to make your parents proud).

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Great book on fearing God

I enjoyed how Bunyan goes through the whole Bible and details what it means to fear God. God is wonderful and He desires our praise for how He relates to us.

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I was very disappointed in the content of this audio. I love listening to most Christian audios but not this one. The fear of GOD should be an see or reverence of GOD, not a dread or trembling.

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eye opening

that we would all take the fear of God to heart and learn from Jobe.

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If You Enjoyed Pilgrim's Progress...

Excellent study on the fear of God by John Bunyan. the narrator was outstanding and made listening to the book a pleasure!

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Amazing read

This is such a revolutionary book on the fear of the Lord. I read enjoyed every part of it, especially the middle all the way to the end.

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  • 03-17-22

Supposed mix-up

The book was helpful to point the mind towards acknowledging the fear of God. But it is better read than listened to as there are a good number of scriptural references that must be read before continuing.

Most of all, the author lost me when he said the spirit of bondage and the Holy Spirit are one and the same. I just couldn't piece together how [why] he could infer such from the scripture he referred to. I believe he is taking the conviction of the Spirit to mean bondage. I believe the spirit of bondage is as a result of our sinful and fallen nature.... which is what Christ saves us from. I don't believe the Holy Spirit metamorphosizes into the spirit of bondage to convict. I have struggled to continue listening because of this and will not go on from here

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  • Obsidion
  • 08-09-21

Perspective

Well narrated. Thoughtful, properly presented. Subject covered in depth. A
It is still ppropriate for today.

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  • Ola
  • 07-23-20

Fear God

A classic and was well read.Highly recommended. May we desire and understand His fear. buy it