Another book worth our time in theology studies, The Message of the General Epistles in the History of Redemption: Wisdom from James, Peter, John, and Jude By Brandon D. Crowe. The guys at Reformed Forum discuss the book at length with the author Brandon Crowe which you can listen to here. Listen, learn and be edified and buy the book.
The Message of the General Epistles in the History of Redemption: Wisdom from James, Peter, John, and Jude By Brandon D. Crowe
This volume considers the theological richness (indicative) and
practical relevance (imperative) of the New Testament General
Epistles—James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, and Jude—within a
redemptive-historical framework. Although not the most familiar portion
of the New Testament, these letters have much to say about the call to
discipleship in the twenty-first century. Part One (“Scallywags”)
focuses on 1 Peter. Here we see that Christ has accomplished salvation
and that his life provides the pattern for faithful living in the face
of worldly opposition. In Part Two (“Scoffers”) the truth of 2 Peter and
Jude is set in contrast to the destructive doctrines of scoffing false
teachers. Part Three (“Schisms”) reflects on the challenges of the
Johannine letters that address who belongs to God’s family. Finally,
Part Four (“Wisdom”) looks at the practical teaching of James in light
of the teaching of Jesus.