The Message of James

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As a good communicator, James addressed his readers directly and pointedly with vivid images from ordinary life and attention-gripping statements.

This rich exposition brings James's letter to life for today's reader. Alec Motyer is himself gripped by James's energy and concern for practical Christianity.The letter shows how a genuine faith is a tested faith, how encounter with difficulties is an essential part of the growth to Christian maturity this book powerfully brings out ...

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Overview

As a good communicator, James addressed his readers directly and pointedly with vivid images from ordinary life and attention-gripping statements.

This rich exposition brings James's letter to life for today's reader. Alec Motyer is himself gripped by James's energy and concern for practical Christianity.The letter shows how a genuine faith is a tested faith, how encounter with difficulties is an essential part of the growth to Christian maturity this book powerfully brings out James's memorable themes—the link between enduring trials and maturity; the question of perfection; the good gifts of God; faith, works and Christian concern in a world of human need; the implications of careless and evil words; the meaning of war; the church and healing; confession of sin; and the need for active purity in life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877842927
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 10/8/1985
  • Series: The Bible Speaks Today Series
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 823,566
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Alec Motyer (M.A., B.D., D.D.) was formerly principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England. He has extensive experience in parish ministry and is well known as a Bible expositor. He is author of The Prophecy of Isaiah, and he is Old Testament editor of IVP's commentary series, The Bible Speaks Today. He has written several volumes in that series.

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Table of Contents

General Preface
Author's preface
Bibliography
Introduction
1. Setting the scene - 1:1
2. The life-giving trial - 1:2-4
3. The way of wisdom - 1:5-11
4. A battle of wills - 1:12-19a
5. The life-giving Word - 1:19b-25
6. Transition: the Father's children - 1:26-27
7. Denying our faith - 2:1-7
8. Obedient faith - 2:8-13
9. The proving of faith - 2:14-26
10. The mater-key- 3:1-12
11. The two wisdoms - 3:13-18
12. The beginning of wisdom - 4:1-10
13. Areas of high risk - 4:11-5:6
14. Enduring to the end - 5:7-12
15. The last word: prayer and care - 5:13-20

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