The Letter of James was probably not written by one of the apostles named James. Instead, the author is thought to be the James mentioned as “brother of the Lord”. The letter is directed at Christians who are living outside of Jerusalem. It asks the readers to live with the conduct and morality appropriate to Christian beliefs.
Background Material for the Letter of James
A study Bible or a Catholic commentary on this prophet is a good starting point:
If you are looking for resources related to the reading for a specific liturgical date, you can find that on the resources by liturgical date page.
Below are some resources, reflections, and social media graphics for this letter.
Resources for James Chapter 2
The reader is reminded that faith without works is empty. “Faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead. ” James 2:17