Faith was always more complicated than just belief. Works may not save, but the relationship between faith and works is something that all Christians must come to terms with. James works to introduce this essential balance to the ancient church and Tom Wright helps readers today engage with these same issues in a manner that is both practical and spiritual. Throughout the letter James talks about faith. Faith that works and praying in faith which surrounds all that we are and do as followers of Jesus. Everything that James says flows from the astonishing fact that his older brother, Jesus himself, had embodied new life and forgiveness.