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The Fear of God Book Review

The theme of the fear of God is much more prominent in the Scripture than it is in modern preaching. Few have distinguished the various types of fear or set forth true godly fear as thoroughly biblically as the Puritans, from whom Dr. Frank has drawn. A quick search of a concordance would show how many times the Fear of God is mentioned and is of central importance. As a result, there are many citations of scripture to reinforce the biblical emphasis on the fear of God.

The book is well seasoned with quotes from several Puritan pastor-theologians. The Puritans spoke of two basic kinds of fear of God, a godly filial fear and an ungodly slavish fear, like the fear of man. In good Puritan fashion, six chapters deal with six kinds of fear of God.