As a good communicator, James addressed his readers directly and pointedly, with vivid images from ordinary life and attention–gripping statements.
This rich exposition bring James’ letter to life for today’s reader. Alec Motyer is himself gripped by James’ 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’ 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 of life.
For James, genuine Christianity is practical. It is a tested faith. In this admirable exposition, Alec Motyer captures James’ forthright and powerful message for today.