The Awe of God by John Bevere

by | Jan 28, 2023 | Bookshelf | 0 comments

Holy Fear is not a topic you’ll hear much about these days

The Awe of God: The Astounding Way a Healthy Fear of God Transforms Your Life by John Bevere is a very good book on the topic of holiness. The book has a surprising opening. Rather than explore the positive attributes of King Solomon, the author looks at his weakness and faults. Unexpected negativity, before the author has earned my trust as a reader, is a unique writing structure.  As I continued beyond chapter one, I looked for a bigger story. And then I enjoyed this book!

Bevere is on a journey to discover and teach about holy fear. And he wisely teaches about the huge difference between the “spirit of fear” and the “fear of the Lord.” That is an interesting topic for a book. He does a good job convincing the reader about the fear of God. I found his illustrations and personal stories very helpful in understanding his message.

Each chapter ends with a Bible verse passage, a key point, a question to ponder, and a prayer. I enjoyed seeing the Greek and Hebrew definitions in addition to many Bible passages. This would be a good study book for small group discussions. It is especially helpful for pastors and ministry leaders, as a warning about the consequences when we fear people more than God. That’s a book worth reading!

Book Description

Do you long for an intimate relationship with your Creator, but He seems elusive? Perhaps it is because something utterly essential is missing—the fear of the Lord. Don’t let this frighten you. Fearing God is very different than being afraid of God. It’s the key to everything.

Holy Fear is not a topic you’ll hear much about these days. But if you want to build a faith that stands strong through troubled times, you cannot afford to ignore this book.

In The Awe of God, John Bevere invites you to take a fresh look at what it means to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. This healthy, holy, and largely forgotten virtue is the uncommon path to a more fulfilled and fruitful life. In this book you will see why godly fear is the foundation of:

  • Wisdom, understanding, and knowledge
  • Foresight, clarity, and divine direction
  • Maturity and conformity to the image of Jesus Christ
  • Building an eternal legacy
  • Confidence, fearlessness, and security
  • Freedom from the fear of man as all lesser fears are eclipsed

If you look at the men and women in Scripture, the ones who lived and finish well all have one thing in common: they are marked by holy fear.

The Awe of God was designed to be read slowly and intentionally. At the end of each of the 42 chapters are five tools to help you deepen your understanding and apply what the Spirit of God is teaching you. Experience the intimate relationship with God that you have always longed for by unlocking this countercultural message.

This book references paraphrased Bibles such as The Amplified and The Message Translation. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and purchased a copy for my library.

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Written by Christine Abraham @BibleCafeCoach

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM is a Writer Redeemed by Christ. Lifetime Bible Reader. Coffee Drinker. Beach Walker. Mother of Girls. Bible Teacher. Revival leader. Founder at Bible Café™ Ministries. She has been a nonprofit Executive Director and womens ministry leader for almost 15 years. She earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies.

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