THE WISDOM OF JAMES: Word and Deed for the Diaspora is the fruit of a series of sermons that has been tested in different congregations in Brazil and in North America. It deals with the entire text of the Epistle of James as a reflection on what the brother of Jesus wrote to the Church in the Diaspora. James writes as a pastor to his flock and is concerned with the various trials and temptations that the Church was facing in those years of heavy persecution, but also under visible growth as she spread around the known world of the day. James main goal is that the followers of Jesus should walk in faith but also in deed. Our Christian Faith is anchored in the Word of God but if we do not apply that Word in our lives, we will not practice our faith in accordance to Jesus teachings. Ehud M. Garcia is a mission theologian, lecturer, pastor and author, born in Araguari, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is a graduate from the Northern Presbyterian Seminary, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil (B.Th.82) and from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California (Th.M.87; Ph.D.01). He and his wife, Neiva (also born and raised in Brazil), have lived in North America since 1984, serving the Lord as missionaries among several ethnic groups both in Canada and in the United States. Ehud is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. As the founder of Diaspora Intercultural Academy, he has also ministered in Brazil, Mozambique, and Russia. Ehud and Neiva have two daughters. They make their home in Lewiston, Idaho.
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