When the going gets tough, what does a Christian do? The world around you is, more often than not, unjust and unmerciful. But God has given you resources to see you through tough times. As you grow in hope, patience, repentance and joy, you also grow in your ability to persevere. Six studies, based on Eugene Peterson's classic on Christian commitment, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, will encourage you to continue in the path Christ has set before you.