The Fear Of The Lord by John Bevere Good Condition, Clean, Unmarked, foxed with plastic book cover. Description - Scripture tells us that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7 NKJV). That verse is familiar to many of us, but it’s not necessarily easy to understand. A lot of people read those words and conclude that the fear of the Lord means being afraid of God. That couldn’t be further from the truth. So what does it mean to fear God? To put it simply, to fear God is to love Him so much we are afraid to be away from Him. We love Him and value His presence above all. Out of reverence for Him, we choose to love what He loves and hate what He hates. In the end, the fear of the Lord can be identified by one simple thing: obedience. People who fear God… Obey Him instantly Obey Him even if it doesn’t make sense Obey Him even if it hurts Obey Him even if they don’t see the benefit Obey Him to completion Amazon Book Reviews - 1) Fear is GOOD - By Lori Must read!!! I always thought love for God and Jesus and being born again replaced the fear, wow was I wrong. You can't have one without the other. This is the second book I've read by John Bevere and both books I know will forever impact my faith and life as a blessing. Fear of God is a GOOD thing, it's a eternal must, it's a key to everything else. I first felt fear and fear of judgement day when I read Driven by Eternity, the fear was so intense all I could do was cry. It's also a must read. While this book helped me understand that fear on another level. It all makes perfect sense now. It doesn't matter how long you've believed or not believed this book is for everyone. Read it yourself first, book club it or use it in a bible study and gift it to others. That's what I want to do when I read John Bevere because he is that good. He's teaching what others don't or white wash over, the much needed uncomfortable but beautiful merciful truly gracious side of faith. This book will deepen your faith. Without Fear we truly have nothing, the bible says so and we must never forget that or think loving God replaces Fear. 2) Another insightful & Scripturally accurate book by John Bevere - By oneofGod'skids Excellent, Scriptural & very well written = only read if you really are a truth seeker..requires introspection & self honesty.