Read James 1-5
Author INFO:)) According to James 1:1, the letter is written by James himself. He was the son of Joseph, a construction worker who originally lived in Nazareth in Galilee. Mary is his mother and his boyhood was shared with Jesus.
He is always named next after Jesus in lists of Jesus’ brothers, so he was presumably considered to be Jesus’ next younger brother.
James comes to faith after Jesus, is raised from the dead.
This is epistle is written as early as 45A.D. And is possibly, one of the most powerful Christian exhorts to live CORAM DEO ‘in the presence of God’ possibly because most of James life he did?
James 5:16 paves the way for the life of prayer, in ordinary folks telling us Elijah had passions like us, YET HE PRAYED.