The Book of James outlines the faith walk through genuine religion, genuine faith and genuine wisdom. This book contains a remarkable parallel to Jesus' Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7. James begins in the first chapter by describing the overall traits of the faith walk.
In chapter 2 and the beginning of chapter 3 he discusses social justice and a discourse on faith in action. He then compares and contrasts the difference between worldly and godly wisdom and asks us to turn away from evil and draw close to God. James gives a particularly severe rebuke to the rich who hoard and those who are self-reliant.
Finally he ends with encouragement to believers to be patient in suffering, praying and caring for one another and bolstering our faith through fellowship.