The Letter of James (Pillar New Testament Commentary)
Moo, Douglas J.
"This commentary offers something for everyone: it is simple enough for every Christian believer to benefit from yet profound enough to challenge scholars in their presuppositions and interpretations."See All
Calvin Theological Seminary
"Sure to stimulate readers' interest int eh 'quest of the historical James', Moo's volume provides illuminating commentary on this important New Testament book. Rich words studies and up-to-date background material -- especially drawn from the Jewish Wisdom tradition -- make this a notable addition to the current literature. Particularly valuable are sections on 'faith and works' and the vexed topic of 'prayer, faith, and healing.' Moo writes clearly and succinctly, and his understanding the theme of James to be 'spiritual wholeness' adds an extra dimension to his academic approach. Whether in the classroom or in the pastor's study, this commentary will be much welcomed and valued."See All
Ralph P. Martin
Fuller Theological Seminary
"Douglas Moo is well known to New Testament commentary readers, both for his magisterial volume on Romans inThe New International Commentary on the New Testament and from his excellent little work on James in the Tyndale series. Fully abreast of the latest scholarship on James, Moo here walks readers with remarkable clarity through even complex exegetical issues. He consistently comes to convincing conclusions. As a bonus, he occasionally inserts comments by way of application that reflect his arm pastoral heart. Highly recommended."See All
Craig L. Blomberg
Few books in the New Testament are better known or more often quoted as the Letter of James. Because James is so concise, so intensely practical, and so filled with memorable metaphors and illustrations, it has become one of the two or three most popular New Testament books in the church.
This highly original commentary seeks to make the Letter of James clear and applicable to Christian living today. Interacting with the latest views on James but keeping academic references to a minimum, Douglas Moo first introduces the Letter of James in its historical context and then provides verse-by-verse comments that explain the message of James both to its first readers and to today's church.