Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Book Review: James: Faith becomes real

The latest book I read was James: Faith Becomes Real by Carole Arceneaux.  This book is a verse by verse discussion of the letter written by James using both modern and biblical examples.  This very slow deliberate approach to studying James allows the reader to fully understand all that James said and how it applied back then and how it applies in today's world.

This book was a very quick read for me.  The author has broken James into 1-2 verse sections and a 1-2 page discussion.  It could easily be used as a 5 minute daily devotion.  The author does a great job and titling each section that hits the main idea James was trying to express. 

If it was up to me the only thing I would change was the bible translation used. New living translation isn’t my favorite.  I personally feel like some of the emotion is lost or slightly altered with this version. 

All in all I enjoyed this book.  After reading through it in a couple days I would like to start the book over going into much more detail and taking it one verse at a time to really get all of James meaning out of it.

Note: I did receive a copy of this book for free to read and review.  The opinions above are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.

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