James

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Crossway Books, 1995 - Religion - 368 pages
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For hundreds of years Christendom has been blessed with Bible commentaries written by great men of God highly respected for their godly walk and their insight into spiritual truth. The Crossway Classic Commentaries present the very best work on individual Bible books, carefully adapted for maximum understanding and usefulness for today's believers.

The epistle of James abounds with punch and clarity. Amazingly relevant and practical for our age, it continues to be a popular New Testament book for followers of Christ. Its themes, which include good works issuing out of genuine faith, equal treatment of the rich and poor, taming the tongue, heavenly wisdom, and patience in the midst of suffering, have brought great encouragement to God's people.

This enlightening commentary puts these important issues in perspective and reveals the full content of this noteworthy Bible book.

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Review: James, Crossway Classic Commentary

User Review  - David - Christianbook.com

This is a first-rate commentary, full of practical advice. Manton's pastoral insights hit home in elucidating this epistle. The message of James is needed sorely in our day, and any aide to understanding and applying it is truly welcome. Read full review

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This book is a godly judgment of all who blame God for anything. People do not stop to think about what it is like for a gracious and loving God to be on the receiving end of blame from people who clearly neither know him nor understand. I truly believe it hurts the Lord and our relationship with him to blame him for anything. We would do well to look in the mirror and put the real blame for such hurtful attitudes towards Him where it belongs--on ourselves. Blaming God may bbe the most blasphemous, foolish, and self-destructive attitude we can have toward Him. If you really know His character and His goodness, you will not ever blame Him for anything at all. Yet this is such a common way that people treat God as an enemy. I do not want to cause hurt to Him and invite His anger upon me for doing something so foolish. God is not supposed to conform to our false image of Him as someone whom we can rightously blame, for then we are arrogantly assuming that WE are qualified to be the god of whom we believe He should be. If we spent our days instead conforming to his character, the last thing we would ever do is blame Him for anything at all. 

About the author (1995)

THOMAS MANTON (16201677) played a prominent role in the Savoy Conference and the drafting of the Westminster Confession. He was pastor of a noted Puritan congregation in London but was later ejected from the official church for nonconformity, though he continued to preach wherever and whenever he had opportunity. Archbishop Ussher called him "one of the great preachers in England." His sermons formed the basis of his published commentaries.

ALISTER MCGRATH is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University and Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is also a noted author and co-editor of Crossway's Classic Commentary Series.

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

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