Shelf Life Review: Fear God

Basic: Fear God
David C. Cook, 2010

Fear God, the first film in BASIC, a new DVD series from the creators of NOOMA, features pastor and speaker Francis Chan. In this 14-minute film, Chan explores the biblical concept of the fear of God, which he feels many Christians domesticate.

For Chan, passages that speak of the fear of God need to be taken literally and seriously. Fearing God is an inevitable response to any encounter with Him and the foundation for understanding Him. Citing Psalm 111:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” Chan preaches that fearing God is the first step of a transformation that ultimately results in living a fearless and full life.

This film combines Chan’s monologue with wordless, visual storytelling. Chan has a gift for leading his audiences to a deeper vision of the holiness of God while challenging popular trends in Christian spirituality. This is a great resource to help generate discussions on the role of fear in faith, and would work well in small groups and Bible studies.

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Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 3 No. 1