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The book of James deals with maturity and practical Christian living by faith. Skip Heitzig teaches on the wisdom in James for enduring trials, handling temptations, and taming the tongue.

©2006 Skip Heitzig (P)2012 Skip Heitzig

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Challenging book

Absolutely fantastic, principles we can live by, and become more like Jesus, although we have to learn to follow James's teaching to accomplish God's Will for our lives. I love listening to your books, Skip and pray that God will continue to use you mightily in His Kingdom

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uncomfortable mix of sermon, theology, letter of J

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More textual James. Less sermonizing. This series of sermons is very anachronistic representing present Christianity and placing it in 50 AD . The Trinity of God,Father/Son/Holy Spirit as one was not agreed upon until the Council of Nicea in 325. Jesus did not believe himself to be God, nor did James. James was a servant of God the Father, not his brother Jesus. James was a Jew and would consider praying to Jesus as idolatry.

What could Skip Heitzig have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Paul was "Salvation by Faith". James said "faith without works is dead";. The author should have brought in more context of the time, 1st century Judaism, and less of his own opiniion

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more accurate history, understanding the context of Jewish Jesus and James

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irritating

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