A Deeper Look at James
A Deeper Look at James
  • Length: 161 pages
  • Dimensions: 7 × 1 in
  • Number of Studies: 9
  • Published: April 12, 2013
  • Item Code: 3101
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3101-2

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A deep look at Scripture—God's very words—is never wasted. In fact, not only is it never wasted; it's richly rewarded. The more deeply we dive into the riches of the Bible, the more deeply we can experience and serve God, the giver of all truth, wisdom, love and understanding.

The new LifeGuide® in Depth Bible Studies help you do just that, taking you further into themes and books of Scripture than you might have gone before. As you see new connections between the Old and New Testament, gain an understanding of the historical and cultural background of passages, engage in creative exercises, and concretely apply what you've learned, you'll be amazed at the breadth of the knowledge and wisdom you gain and the transformation God can work in you as you meet him in his Word. Each session provides enough material for a week's worth of Scripture study along with a weekly group discussion guide that pulls all of the elements together.

This guide is based on and includes the inductive Bible study James from the bestselling LifeGuide® Bible Study Series--only now it has been expanded for a new kind of study experience.

In A Deeper Look at James, you'll discover

  • how often James leans on Jesus' Sermon on the Mount in giving instructions
  • how to know if you're truly being "quick to listen" (hint: it involves much more than just your ears)
  • how the different financial situations you?ve been in may have affected your faith
  • how you can participate in God's work to bring justice on earth

and much more.

If you're longing to go deeper in your understanding of God and his Word, LifeGuide® in Depth Bible Studies are for you. These new studies will meet your need for both rich, solidly researched content and personal application. They'll meet your need for Bible study that challenges your head and your heart. Most of all, we pray you'll meet God in them.

"If discovering the rich substance of Scripture and its meaning for life matters to you, then IVP's LifeGuides in Depth series will feel heaven-sent. With each chapter, you'll take a deep dive into a particular passage, see its connection with the wider counsel of God's Word and emerge with a clearer vision of its practical implications for your own character and conduct. If you care about knowing God and growing in his likeness, this material is for you."

Dan Meyer, senior pastor of Christ Church of Oak Brook and author of Witness Essentials


Introduction: Faith That Works
1. Dependable or Double-minded - James 1:1-18
2. Words, Words, Words - James 1:19-27
3. Who's the Judge? - James 2:1-13
4. Just Works - James 2:14-26
5. On Preventing Forest Fires - James 3:1-12
6. Makers Breakers of Peace - James 3:13--4:10
7. Getting Perspective - James 4:11-17
8. What Awaits - James 5:1-11
9. Becoming Whole - James 5:12-20
Guidelines for Leaders


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Andrew T. Le Peau

Andrew T. Le Peau is a writer and an editor living in the Chicago area. He was the long-time associate publisher for editorial at InterVarsity Press, where he worked for over forty years.

Phyllis J. Le Peau

Phyllis J. Le Peau (1944-2022) worked with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for over two decades in St. Louis and the Chicago metro area. She is the author or coauthor of several Bible study guides, including Ephesians, Women of the New Testament, and Grandparenting in the LifeGuide Bible Studies series. She and her husband, Andy, have four married children and thirteen grandchildren.