Also recognized as the Epistle of James or simply James, the Book of James is one of the twenty-two epistles in the New Testament. In the first line of the book, James identifies himself as “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,” who is writing to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations. Throughout the book, James encourages believers to not only live consistently in what they have learned in Christ, but also to mature in their faith in Christ –to not be afraid to be courageous, and express what they believe. He also encourages believers to live humbly and to pray in all situations. Throughout the book, you will find a consistent theme of patience and perseverance during trials and temptations, a point many Christians can identify with given the trials our world is facing. There is a lot of wisdom and takeaways from this book. Here are five little-known facts about the Book of James.