My friend, Chris Goldman, recently published his first book, and it is a good one. Vibrant Faith is a study of James that makes a great resource for someone leading a Bible class or small group study. Chris is the minister of the Cordova Church of Christ in Rancho Cordova, California near Sacremento.
From the back cover: “James demands that we back up our faith with action. This is not so we can be saved; it is because we have been saved. It is because we’ve been “bought with a price” and our bodies are not our own. It is because we have decided to “deny oursel[ves], take up our cross[es] and follow Jesus.” In other words, James writes to a people who are already saved; he just wants to challenge believers to respond as if they really believe.”