An effective observation/listening assignment is to have my class transcribe all of James's statement in this video and comment on the quality of his faith in God as well as the following questions:
Is he a nobody and therefore not credible or someone that we all could learn from relative to dealing with adversity? Is James a manifestation of Richard Wright's “Man Who Lived Underground” --“I am the statement”?
The YouTube link to James is the following URL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRvdsTVgQ6M.
Video used with permission by its creator, my wife, Stacy Alexander Freed.