Martin, Albert N. The Forgotten Fear: Where Have All the God-Fearers Gone? Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Press, 2015.
Martin argues that “the fear of God, which is the soul of godliness, is a fear that consists in awe, reverence, and honor, and all of these things in a profound measure of their exercise” (54). In this book, he argues that “fear of the Lord” is one of the Bible’s central ways of describing godliness. The book is in large measure an exhortation to stir up God’s people to fear him. Martin roots the fear of God in the new covenant and in the forgiveness of sins. Fear of God is not produced by human effort, but it can be fostered by the believer by means of Scripture, prayer, and meditation. This is the kind of book that repays slow and repeated reading.