Practical Christianity
Reflections On the Message of James
Wayne Brouwer

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 0788029770
Size: 6x9
Pages: 268
The Letter of James is the most practical, moral treatise among New Testament writings. Throughout his letter, James encourages godly behaviors, just as his older brother Jesus did. Wayne Brouwer’s devotional and theological reflections on James’ epistle emphasize his overall message by presenting modern day examples from Brouwer’s life as well as those of other recognizable figures throughout history.

Pastors will appreciate the content of Practical Christianity for its illustrations and assistance in sermon preparation. This bookis also intended for use as a Bible Study, either in small groups or as individual study—one that uses everyday examples to show how Christians can live in God’s image. Bible teachers will find the content helpful for lesson preparation and for teaching tips.

Brouwer uses his devotions on the book of James to accentuate ways that we can emulate God, serving others as we would want to be treated. Our relationship with God is not based solely upon our faith. Brouwer details throughout Practical Christianity how our relationship with God is built upon His unending, undeserved grace, which we therefore must share with those around us.

Featured Devotionals:
  • The Power to See It Through (James 1:12)
  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words (James 2:24)
  • Pure Wisdom (James 3:17)
  • Enemy of the Proud (James 4:6)
Wayne Brouwer is an Associate Professor of Religion at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at the Western Theological Seminary in Holland. He graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1980 with a Master of Divinity with an Old Testament focus, and he later earned the title of Master of Theology in 1985 from the same institution. Brouwer lives with his wife Brenda and has been called to preach at four separate churches throughout his pastoral career. He actively participated in his Synod from 1982 until 2009, holding positions such as Chairman, Delegate, Vice President of Christian Leadership Center, as well as Ship Chaplain posts from 2014-2016.