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The Book of James


Riverside 2005

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“Men are justified by faith alone,” wrote an old Puritan divine, “but the faith that justifies is never alone.” This is a succinct statement of the truth articulated by Paul, under the inspiration of the Spirit, in Ephesians 2:8-10: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works.” Men are saved by God’s grace alone apart from any meritorious work. Salvation is “not of works.” Yet, at the same time, men are saved with a view to a transformed life. Salvation is “unto good works.” A true, saving experience of Jesus Christ carries with it the germ of a transformed life… and the transformed life is the chief evidence of the genuineness of a man’s profession.

This truth is, in brief, the emphasis of the Epistle of James. Written by the brother of Jesus Christ and reflecting accurately, no doubt, the Savior’s mind, the Epistle of James calls upon men to translate their creed into conduct. James challenges men “to put the truth of God into show leather.” A true belief behaves. This study commentary on the Epistle of James, written by Brother Roy Gingrich, will lead the diligent student into a solid grasp of this Epistle.

Three salient qualities characterize this commentary by Mr. Gingrich. First, it is the product of a careful exegesis of the original text. Though taking into account the views of other commentators, this commentary, in the last analysis, is based on original study. Second, this commentary carefully pursues the movement of thought in the Epistle, and this is extremely important in the study of any book of the Bible. Third, Mr. Gingrich has drawn out and applied to the conscience the practical lessons of this Epistle. True Bible interruption inevitably leads to application, and Mr. Gingrich has not failed to apply the truth of this Epistle to the heart and conscience.

Praise for the Print Edition

These commentaries, written in outline form, are concise yet comprehensive, doctrinally sound and practically useful.

—Rev. John Edward HAO, President Faith Bible Seminary, Queens, NY

These commentaries are brief but thorough. They simplify the difficult passages. These books are factual, not fanciful, in their interpretation of the Bible.

—George A Hern, Pastor, Dellwood Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Dr. Gingrich's commentaries have been used by thousands. Read and be blessed.

—Dr. Roger R. Clapp, Professor of Bible and Theology, Mid South Bible College

Product Details

  • Title: The Book of James
  • Author: Roy Edward Gingrich
  • Publisher: Riverside Press
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 31

About Roy Edward Gingrich

Roy Edward Gingrich was born February 3, 1920 in Ozark, Illinois. In 1941, Roy received God's call to enter the Christian ministry. After intensive preparation, he was called to pastor churches in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Memphis, TN. He was pastor of Faith Bible Church in Memphis, TN for over 40 years. In 1963 he graduated magna cum laude from Crichton College (formally Mid-South Bible College) and soon thereafter, he joined the teaching staff. In 1964, Dr. Gingrich began writing and self-publishing Bible commentaries. In 2001, Dr. Gingrich retired from a long and fruitful ministry and in 2003, was inducted into the Crichton College Hall of Fame.

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