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The Message of James (The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published November 8th 1985 by IVP Academic (first published July 1st 1985)
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Sep 13, 2015 Danmcgohan rated it liked it
Narrative of the Book of James. Very insightful but a little drawn out. I find James to be one of my favorite books of the Bible.
Mar 15, 2015 Joshua rated it really liked it
Read most of it. Pastoral and pithy, while attentive to structural and thematic concerns.
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We used this in my women's group for a weekly Bible study of James, and it offered a very in-depth analysis of the short book, perhaps too in-depth. When you’re writing over 200 pages on about 100 verses, there may be some stretching. And yet, oddly, there were still questions we had about the text that Motyer did not address. I got more out of John Stott’s analysis of Acts in this The Bible Speaks to Day series. If you are studying James, this will be a helpful read, but it is certainly not eas ...more
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Dec 09, 2015 David Varney rated it really liked it
Classic Motyer. Warm, pastoral and erudite.
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J. Alec Motyer (M.A., B.D., D.D.) was formerly principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England. He has extensive experience in parish ministry and is well known as a Bible expositor. He is author of The Prophecy of Isaiah, and he is Old Testament editor of IVP's commentary series, The Bible Speaks Today. He has written several volumes in that series.
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