Includes 12 lessons with suggested responses and commentary on the biblical text.
The Epistle of James deals with a variety of themes, with an emphasis on practical aspects of the Christian life. Some topics covered in this epistle include how to handle trials and temptations, understanding the relation between faith and works, how to tame our tongues, being a friend of God rather than a friend of the world, and the value of humility, patience, and prayer. James challenges followers of Christ to not just “talk the talk” but to “walk the walk.” This epistle also shows that faith alone cannot save us because it is not verified by the works that always accompany true faith (Ephesians 2:10).
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This Bible study program is rooted in sound biblical scholarship and in the Church’s magisterium. I hope you will welcome and support this important Bible study program in your parishes.
—Most Rev. Peter Jugis, bishop, Charlotte
This program covers all the desirable bases—thorough textual analysis and exegesis, stimulating questions to engage the individual subscriber, and direct and faithful connections of what has been studied to the Catechism, and to the magisterial writings of the Church. I can easily assure any pastor, that this program will not only enhance the spiritual lives of your people individually, but also the level of spiritual vitality of your parish.
—Most Rev. John F. Donoghue, archbishop emeritus, Atlanta
Scott Hahn is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Additionally, he has served as the professor of theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1990. Dr. Hahn is a popular speaker who has delivered hundreds of talks on Scripture and the Catholic faith, and is a bestselling author of several books.
Mark Shea is a noted Catholic author, award-winning columnist and nationally-known speaker. His book credits include Making Senses out of Scripture, By What Authority, and This is My Body. Mark is a regular contributor to Catholic Parent Magazine and the National Catholic Register. He is Senior Content Editor for Catholic Exchange. He is currently the host of Catholic Exchange’s daily podcast, Rock Solid. Mark coauthored many of the Catholic Scripture Studies with Dr. Scott Hahn.