Item description for The Book that James Wrote by Earl F. Palmer...
Just as the book of Proverbs in the Old Testament served as a book of advice to the Jewish people, so James, according to Earl F. Palmer, is a New Testament book of advice to Christians. And it contains a great wealth of instruction and admonition as relevant to Christians today as it was to its first-century audience. In The Book That James Wrote, Palmer offers a user-friendly guide to James that is ideal for pastors and parishioners, for personal or small-group study. In the opening chapters, Palmer interestingly sets the historical scene behind the book of James, discussing the book's authorship, date, and the political and religious atmosphere of the city of Jerusalem and its first church. He also examines the book of James itself, its structure, its major themes, and its remarkable similarity to the book of Proverbs. In the main body of the book Palmer first provides a verse-by-verse commentary on James before focusing more deeply on such pastoral-theological themes as the nature of God and the meaning of faith, wisdom, temptation, hope and patience. A study guide at the back of the book suggests further readings and questions for reflection.
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Studio: Regent College Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2004
Publisher Regent College Publishing
ISBN 1573832901 ISBN13 9781573832908
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More About Earl F. Palmer
Palmer is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle.
Earl F. Palmer currently resides in Seattle, in the state of Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Book that James Wrote?
An excellent commentary on the book that James wrote May 7, 1999
Even though I have the priviledge of hearing Earl Palmer's sermons every Sunday, it was a joy to read his commentary on James. This commentary is "plain talk," Earl calls it as he sees it, just as the writer of James does. This book would be perfect for a pastor doing a series on the book of James or for anyone who wants to better understand the practical advice that James gave the first century Christians as well as us today. In a world caught up in post-modernism, we need this practical advice of James.