b'BIBLICAL STUDIESSpencer offers astute guidance to preachers and teachers wanting to do a series on James, with homiletical trajectories for each passage to show how historical narrative can be pre-sented from the pulpit and in the classroom.Ada Besanon Spencer (PhD, Southern Baptist TheologicalSeminary)isseniorprofessorof New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Her other publications include Pauls Literary Style.[This] careful exegetical work will be enthusiastically received not only by scholars in New Testament studies, but also by pastors, laypeople, and Bible study groups around the world. Spencers A Commentary on James is a model of what an excel-lent, all-encompassing commentary looks like. Readers will appreciate the easy-to-follow structure, the in-depth commen-tary, and sound doctrinal and practical teaching found in its pages that will make this work the go-to book for teaching on the epistle of James for years to come. Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Gordon-Conwell Theological SeminaryA careful, helpful commentary by a gifted, accomplished New Testament scholar. Scholars, pastors, seminary students, and Christian laity will all benefit from this detailed, thoughtful commentary on a book that is important for faithful Christian discipleship.Ronald J. Sider, Palmer SeminaryHere is a fresh and reasonably exhaustive rediscovery of the neglected epistle of Jamesone of the earliest, if not the ear-liest, New Testament books. With careful explanations of its A COMMENTARY ON JAMES originalGreek(evenforEnglish-onlyreaders)vocabulary, ADA BESANON SPENCER grammatical and structural aspects, along with its historical context, it brings Jamess original intent alive and current. Dr. Kregel Exegetical Library AdaBesanonSpencerthoroughlyexplainsrepresentative see page 33 for full series views of prior commentators. Most impressive to me is this commentarys exposition on Christlike teachers of true wis-978-0-8254-4461-6$26.99W dom (theology) and its emphasis on the way James expands Hardcover6 x 9352 pages KREGEL and applies Jesuss and the prophets priority on our care for Biblical Commentary / New Testament / General A C A D E M I C the poor.AvailableDean Borgman, Gordon-Conwell Theological SeminaryA thorough exegetical and homiletical analysis of each passage of JamesThis definitive commentary sheds exegetical and theological light on the book of James for contemporary preachers and stu-dents of Scripture. Listening closely to the text while interact-ing with the best of scholarship, Ada Besanon Spencer shows what this epistle meant for the early church and what it means for us today. In addition to its perceptive comments on the bib-lical text, this volume examines Jamess four key themes: speak-ing wisely, using wealth, persevering in trials, and becoming doers of the Word.kregel.com/academic15'