John Bunyan and the Grace of Fearing God
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He was the author of the best-selling Christian book of all time. His Bible-saturated works have inspired generations of believers all over the world. And yet, John Bunyan's theology contains a unifying thread that is sorely neglected in the modern church: the vital importance of the fear of God.
Fearing God is seen by many as psychologically harmful - at odds with belief in a God of love. But Bunyan knew personally that the only freedom from a guilty fear of God's wrath is a joyful, childlike fear of His holiness. In this book, Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley guide us through Bunyan's life before exploring his writings to illuminate the true grace of fearing God.
"Wisdom requires it, Jesus emphasized it, the apostles encouraged it - and yet few things are more feared in contemporary Christianity than... the fear of God. This timely book... shows how the fear of God was, in contrast, the heartbeat of one of the most loved and admired of all Christians."
- Sinclair B. Ferguson, Dean of the Doctor of Ministry program, Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies
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