JAMES–the seven books of the New Testament from James through Jude are called General Letters. This first one was written by James, the brother of Jesus. He was one of the leaders of the church in Jerusalem. James wrote this letter to teach Christians the practice of Christianity. He insisted that if we have real faith, we will show it by acting like Christians. He gave practical advice on things like anger quarreling, showing favoritism, taming the tongue, boasting, patience, and prayer.