The Joy of Fearing God  -     By: Jerry Bridges
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The Joy of Fearing God

Random House, Inc / 1999 / Paperback

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Can fear of the Lord really fill you with joy? Yes, says Bridges, as he shows you how it can open the door to a life overflowing with knowledge, wisdom, and delight. Focusing on the greatness of God, Bridges helps you to gain a deeper understanding of who God is---and to enjoy a genuine intimacy with him. 240 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1400070643
ISBN-13: 9781400070640
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What Kind of Relationship Can You Have with Someone You Fear?

For most of us, fear is something we try to avoid. And fearing God hardly sounds like an occasion for joy. But Jerry Bridges shows how the fear of the Lord is actually the key that opens the door to a life of true knowledge, wisdom, blessing, and joy.

We all want a deeper, more intimate relationship with God–one that’s characterized by joy. But how does fearing God lead to joy? After all, aren’t we supposed to love Him and live in intimate relationship with Him? Jerry Bridges explores this paradox as he unpacks the biblical promise that God delights in those who fear Him. Join him as he unveils the awesome greatness of God–His incredible holiness, deep wisdom, and especially His inspiring love. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of who God is that will draw you into a truly biblical, and surprisingly delightful, fear of God–a fear that includes your own genuine, heartfelt delight in God.

You’ll make the startling discovery that the fear of the Lord, far from being something to avoid, is the key to joyful, fulfilling, and genuine intimacy with God. It can change your relationship with God and change your life! Discover the surprising Joy of Fearing God!

Author Bio

Jerry Bridges, former vice president for corporate affairs of the Navigators, is currently a sought-after conference speaker in a national Bible-teaching ministry. He is the author of six books, including I Exalt You, O God and The Pursuit of Holiness which has sold over one million copies.

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  1. Michael Matthews
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 1, 2010
    Michael Matthews
    MOST excellent! Thought provoking..scholarly...awesome....The study guide in the back is very challenging. I will read this over and over again. You will grow closer and closer to God with every turn of the page. Bridges immerses you in biblical truth that will change you view of God...new Christian or mature Christian, you will be effected..I plan to use this edition for my family daily Prayer and Bible Study. Highly recommended. Fear==[1] to cause to Tremble, [2]reverence, awe....I worship an awesome God!
  2. L. Dwight Custis
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 7, 2009
    L. Dwight Custis
    I recommend anything that Jerry Bridges writes, but I believe that The Joy of Fearing God is one of his best. We gave copies of it to our young people who have graduated from college this past year. This subject is one which is greatly needed by every child of God.
  3. Sonia Silvania
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 7, 2008
    Sonia Silvania
    This book is a "keeper" Every Christian should have a copy to read and refer back to.
  4. Andrew Powell
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 5, 2008
    Andrew Powell
    the book is a great thought provoking break down of how the christians relationship with God should be. i found it very helpful and insightful in my relationship with God and with my view of what that relationship is supposed to look like
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