Item description for Commentary-James (NIV Application Commentary) by David P. Nystrom...
Overview Explore James as the book was understood in the first century. With this volume, pastors, teachers, Bible study leaders, and students can explore the dynamic issues and themes of the book of James and discover how to apply these truths to lives today. Part of a unique commentary series that focuses on how the Scriptures can relate to modern life.
Publishers Description Straight to the point, practical, affirming, convicting---that s the book of James. In it, we see a picture of early Christians wrestling to apply the teachings of Jesus to their everyday lives. And we see a community plagued by divisiveness and hypocrisy, with an emphasis on wealth and status. James pulls no punches addressing these issues, calling for a faith that shows itself in moral actions: in speech, in interpersonal relationships, in economic and social justice. He also lays out a theology of the redemptive value of suffering. In our day when the behavior and attitudes of professed Christians are often not much different from the surrounding culture, in our society of great wealth, and in our culture that abhors suffering, the challenging message of James is greatly needed. Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, David Nystrom shares perspectives on the book of James that reveal its enduring relevance for our twenty-first-century lives. This series promises to become an indispensable tool for every pastor and teacher who seeks to make the Bible's timeless message speak to this generation. Billy Graham The NIV Application Commentary dares to go where few scholars have gone before---into the real world of biblical application faced by pastors and teachers every day. This is everything a good commentary should be. Leith Anderson Pastor, Wooddale Church Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable---but the job is only half done The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1997
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series NIV Application Commentary
ISBN 0310493609 ISBN13 9780310493600 UPC 025986493608
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Book on James Mar 8, 2010
All of the NIV Application series of books I have a very useful in preparation of lessons and sermons. Very useful for a layman who has limited amounts of time to study
Straight Talk May 18, 2009
Tremendous insights on a very sensitive subject matter but but revealed with a resolve to give truth and clarity.
Excellent Sep 10, 2007
I just finished leadign a Bible study in the book of James. This commentary was my main resource. It was so insightful and helpful at getting to the original meaning while provoking engaging life relevancies.
The only reason it is not a 5 star, is that the section headings are not done in a way (in my opinion) that are helpful if you want to try to find something for review or a "at a glance" resource.