James the Just Presents Applications of Torah: A Messianic Commentary Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  October 20, 2014 — Leave a comment
James the Just Presents Applications of Torah: A Messianic Commentary Book Cover James the Just Presents Applications of Torah: A Messianic Commentary
Dr. David Friedman, B.D. Friedman
Messianic Jewish Publishers & Resources
Jul 15, 2012
152

When we view Ya'acov (James) for who he was: a chief rabbi, a Torah scholar, a Bible commentator, and akin to a high court judge, then we can better understand the purpose of his book. One of the main thrusts of Ya'acov's teaching is encouraging the practical application of the Torah's teachings.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for James the Just Presents Applications of Torah: A Messianic Commentary (Messianic Jewish Publishers & Resources, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“I recommend this book to those interested in the Jewish background to the New Testament.”
Reviewer: Val Belley
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a great tool for pastors, seminary students, and all believers who wish to grasp what James was saying to that first century audience and how those truths relate to us today.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“I greatly enjoyed this book.”
Reviewer: Tina Garrett
Rating: 5 stars

“I recommend this book to those interested in the Jewish background to the New Testament.”
Reviewer: Karen Lyons
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is an interesting and enlightening study on the Book of James.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book to those interested in the Jewish background to the New Testament.”
Reviewer: Debbie White
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a helpful book.”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a helpful book I plan on reading again.”
Reviewer: Josh Wolf
Rating: 3 Stars

“This is one of those commentaries that makes you stop and read … slowly.”
Reviewer: Martin Pitcher
Rating: 4 Stars

“Those who appreciate unwrapping the truth of biblical intent through its original language, and in it’s original background will truly appreciate this book.”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 4 stars

“This is a good introduction to the Book of James.”
Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand
Rating: 4 Stars

“Overall, I can only recommend pastors to read this, if they want to see things from the “Messianic Jewish” perspective…”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 3 Stars

“appropriate for someone who has studied Greek and Hebrew”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 3 Stars

“The first century Jewish world, both Jews and Messianic Jews, views “works” as the performance of the biblical commandments as stemming from one’s faith in God, and never in opposition to it. In Jewish thought, the purpose of fulfilling the biblical commandments was never to earn entrance into the world to come, which may be a misconception of many today.”
Reviewer: Ben Toh
Rating: 3 Stars