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Triumph through Trials: The Epistle of James


Grace Theology Press 2013

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In Triumph through Tragedies: The Epistle of James, David R. Anderson’s pastoral commentary provides practical insights that help apply the truths of James to times of trial. Throughout his exposition of James, Anderson argues that God does not shield his children from trials, but in fact, allows trials to come our way simply because we are his children. He posits that this is precisely when God does his best work—ironically, in the darkness of our trials. Though James does not gives us all the answers, Anderson illuminates how it does offer some of the answers to why bad things happen to good people. Anderson’s insights are challenging and encouraging, as he demonstrates how James is a letter that speaks to the heart of God’s children, guiding them through the times when the fog rolls in.

The Logos edition of Triumph through Trials enhances your study of James. Scripture passages link directly to English translations and original language texts, and important concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Keep connected and take the discussion with you through Faithlife, with tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Check out more commentary from David R. Anderson with Maximum Joy: 1 John—Relationship or Fellowship?

Key Features

  • Accessible evangelical commentary on James
  • Engaging pastoral voice backed by 30 years of ministry experience
  • Personal anecdotes demonstrating the themes of each chapter


  • God’s University (James 1:1–4)
  • The Optical Illusion (James 1:5–12)
  • Got Zot-Rot? (James 1:12–18)
  • The Art of Being a Good listener (James 1:19–27)
  • The Ugly Duckling (James 2:1–13)
  • Three Little Pigs (James 2:14–17)
  • The Great Divorce (James 2:18–26)
  • A Measure of Maturity (James 3:1–12)
  • A Word to the Wise (James 3:13–18)
  • A Man’s Best Friend (James 4:1–6a)
  • The Most Dangerous Game (James 4:6–10)
  • The Badge of Humility (James 4:11–12)
  • The Material Man (James 4:12–5:6)
  • Patience: The Art of Hoping (James 5:7–11)
  • Still Sovereign, Still Omnipotent (James 5:12–16a)
  • God’s Medicine (James 5:16b–18)
  • God’s Rehabilitation Program (James 5:19–20)
  • Postscript

Praise for the Print Edition

Dr. Anderson is a lifelong close friend of mine. I have also known him as one of the most gifted interpreters of God’s word that I know. In Dave’s skilled hands the commentary resonates with textual expertise and the richness of experience. I enthusiastically commend his insights to the readerso f this book.

Lanier Burns, research scholar, Dallas Theological Seminary

Dave Anderson’s new book on the epistle of James is a must read. With fresh perspectives on many passages and a thorough and compelling discussion of the faith and work issues, Dr. Anderson has given his readers a choice morsel of practical, inspiring, and biblically deep exposition. I love this book. Well done!

—Jody Dillow, co-founder, BEE World

Dave Anderson’s treatment of the book of James reflects the best exegetical scholarship and handling of the Greek text I know anywhere in print. His insights and thoroughness are the best I have ever witnessed. I have learned so much from him. I believe you will find reading this book to be a personal blessing.

—Bob Tebow, founder, Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association

Product Details

  • Title: Triumph through Trials: The Epistle of James
  • Author: David R. Anderson
  • Publisher: Grace Theology Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 284

About David R. Anderson

David R. Anderson graduated from Rice University in 1967. He received his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1972 and his PhD from Dallas Seminary in the Greek New Testament and early Christian literature in 1998. He and his wife Betty have served as church planters in the Houston area for over 30 years. He has served as adjunct professor for Dallas Seminary in Greek New Testament, systematic theology, and Bible exposition and is currently president and professor of biblical languages and systematic theology at Grace School of Theology.

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