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The Message of James (The Bible Speaks Today | BST)

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, 1985
ISBN: 9780877842927

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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.

Resource Experts
  • Applies the truth of Scripture to everyday life in the contemporary world
  • Engages a variety of readers with accessible, nontechnical language
  • Analyzes the flow of thought in passage-by-passage exposition
  • Provides insightful treatment of key themes

Top Highlights

“James is not trying to banish planning from our lives, but only that sort of self-sufficient, self-important planning that keeps God for Sunday but looks on Monday to Saturday as mine.” (Page 161)

“James’ practical letter finds its focus in one set of topics: it is a letter about relationships.” (Page 25)

“The control of the tongue is more than an evidence of spiritual maturity; it is the means to it.” (Page 121)

“Prayer may not remove the affliction but it most certainly can transform it.’” (Page 188)

“The great talker is rarely a great listener, and never is the ear more firmly closed than when anger takes over.” (Page 65)

  • Title: The Message of James
  • Author: J. Alec Motyer
  • Series: The Bible Speaks Today
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Print Publication Date: 1985
  • Logos Release Date: 2007
  • Pages: 214
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. James › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780877842927, 0877842922
  • Resource ID: LLS:BSTUS80JAS
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-29T22:22:56Z

J. Alec Motyer (1924–2016) was a renowned Old Testament pastor and scholar. With extensive experience in parish ministry, he was principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England, and was well known as a Bible expositor. His books include The Prophecy of Isaiah, and he was the Old Testament editor of The Bible Speaks Today commentary series.

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