For each section of the Bible, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries summarize the passage of Scripture, including the intentions of the authors, the historical and cultural environment, and the questions and issues raised by a particular passage. But most importantly, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries brings you into the heart of the Bible, by explaining Scripture in an accessible way that makes sense for daily Christian living.
The epistle of James is one of the most controversial included in the canon of the New Testament. Why the controversy? James (almost certainly Jesus' brother) sets out in his letter to deal with the problem of a church that does church—yet really does nothing! James is forthright in spelling out some home truths to his readers.
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Praise for the Print Edition
. . . this is a solid and useful commentary written by two pastor-scholars to help the church be the church as God intended.
—Robert A. Peterson, Professor of Systematic Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary
Dr. Dale Ellenburg and Dr. Chris Morgan are a lot like James. They are wonderful theologians and serve as pastors. They do not merely study in a cloistered setting, but also are involved in the lives of church members and the people in the communities where they serve. Both are godly men, excellent scholars . . . live what they believe. That's what James is calling all of us to do. You will learn that as you study the book of James, verse by verse, in this wonderful commentary written by my dear friends.
—Steve Gaines, Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee
- Title: James: Wisdom for the Community
- Authors: B. Dale Ellenburg and Christopher W. Morgan
- Publisher: Christian Focus
- Publication Date: 2008
- Pages: 272
About the Authors
B. Dale Ellenburg was associate pastor at Kirby Woods Baptist Church and Vice-President of Academics at Mid-America Baptist Seminary and is now pastor of Dotson Memorial Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee.
Christopher W. Morgan is Professor of Theology at California Baptist University and Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Barstow, California.