The book of James is practical preaching on Christian character and duty. Sometimes James sounds like the Old Testament Wisdom books, and sometimes he thunders like one of the Old Testament prophets. James was the first New Testament writer and his letter forms a bridge between Old Testament law and Jesus’ New Testament gospel message. James is not an easy book with its seeming mix of law and grace and its insistence on practical Christian works. The commentary explains what the book requires of Christians. The book’s main themes are that trials develop spiritual maturity and good works demonstrate saving faith.
James D. Quiggle has written commentaries on Old and New Testament books, a biography of Adam and Eve, and books on theology, tithing and eschatology. His latest is Dispensational Eschatology. All his books are available online in eBook/epub formats and in print.
About the Author
James D. Quiggle holds Master's degrees in religion and theology and has been teaching and writing about the Bible for over forty years. He became a Christian in 1974, Mr. Quiggle believes Biblical truth has the intrinsic power to produce positive change. The mature Believer uses the Bible to make informed decisions about his or her faith. “The intent of every book I write,” he said, “is to help the reader validate the truth by checking out the facts. It is also my hope that my books will be used by local church teachers as source material for their ministries.” Mr. Quiggle's goal is to teach the Bible so that others may decide for themselves what the Bible has to say about their faith and life.