A Long Obedience in the Same Direction Bible Study, By Eugene H. Peterson
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction Bible Study
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Number of Studies: 6
  • Published: May 11, 2021
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 4844
  • ISBN: 9780830848447

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We are surrounded by a society that idealizes quick results and stimulating experiences. The Christian life, however, calls us to be not tourists but pilgrims—disciples committed to a long journey of faith.

These six studies, based on Eugene Peterson's bestselling A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, provide an accessible guide for growing in perseverance. Find encouragement in the Psalms to press on with qualities such as hope, repentance, patience, and joy.

As companions to the IVP Signature Collection, IVP Signature Bible Studies help individuals and groups explore and apply biblical truths found in classic books. Each session features quotations from A Long Obedience in the Same Direction matched with Scripture passages, reflection questions, and application ideas that will equip readers to connect the text to their own lives. A leader's guide and list of suggested resources are also included.


Getting the Most Out of A Long Obedience in the Same Direction Bible Study
Introduction: Tourists and Pilgrims
1. Repentance, Psalm 120
2. Help, Psalm 124
Hazardous Work
3. Joy, Psalm 126
4. Patience, Psalm 129
5. Hope, Psalm 130
6. Faith, Psalm 132
Leading a Small Group
Suggested Resources


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Eugene H. Peterson

Eugene H. Peterson (1932–2018) was a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. He wrote more than thirty books, including his widely acclaimed paraphrase of the Bible, The Message; his memoir, The Pastor; and numerous works of biblical spiritual formation, including Run with the Horses and Traveling Light.