Over Xmas time (we had bitter cold and blowing snow) I had received this in a book order. I had never done a bible study from one of MacArthur's before. I worked a lesson per day, and I learned a lot I didnt know about the book of James before! My pastor is preaching through James, verse by verse, and I can follow him much better, having studied James on my own..I want to do more of these MacArthur bible study guides..doing verse by verse really 'plants' the book in your mind, and the questions he asks, make you think.
This is my second time teaching from this study guide and it is very helpful, insightful and thorough. The verse by verse commentary is just awesome and adds another layer of clarity for me and my students. I would recommend this as a group study or even a personal study.
Eight of us who are mature Christians are using this guide for a weekly Bible study. It is excellent, challenging and just the right length for a two hour study that includes some fellowship and a prayer time.