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Students wrestling to apply the teachings of Jesus to their everyday lives. Communities plagued by divisiveness and hypocrisy, with an emphasis on wealth and status. That's the book of James...and the story of our modern lives.
A Youth Worker's Commentary on James has the entire NIV biblical text printed alongside a deeply rich, yet readable look into the meaning of this marvelous book. Featuring dozens of word studies, with fascinating historical accounts and personal stories, this book also includes a large section of thought-provoking questions to get your students thinking and talking.
You'll find this an invaluable aid for message and lesson preparation as you achieve a solid understanding of James, including its historical context, rationale, and meaning. You will then be able to apply this pertinent wisdom to the needs and issues you and your youth group are working through. A Youth Worker's Commentary on James also includes bonus material and activities that make the passages come to life.
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 1.10 X 6.10 X 8.10 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Youth Worker's Commentary
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One reason for writing these books is that most curriculums that are now available for youth leaders and their students are just skimming the books of the Bible (example: 4-12 lessons on the Gospel of John that do not go beyond the surface of the text). We are talking about writing books that would have the entire Biblical text printed in each book. Books that actually go deeper into the meaning of the text. We are thinking of dozens of word and character studies, with many fascinating historical and personal stories, followed by in depth thought provoking questions. This series of books will include insights and observations not usually covered in typical commentaries.
David Nystrom (PhD, University of California at Davis) is Professor in Residence at Western Seminary, Sacramento Campus. He is a specialist in Roman social history and in the New Testament. Dave is the author of dozens of articles and two books, The NIV Application Commentary: James, and The History of Christianity.
Les Christie (DMin, Trinity International University) is a national speaker and youth ministry veteran. He chairs the youth ministry department at William Jessup University, in Rocklin, California where he has taught the Gospel of John for the last 15 years, and is also an adjunct professor at Western Seminary. Les is the author of more than a dozen books, including Awaken Your Creativity and When Church Kids Go Bad.