A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Christian Basics Bible Studies

by Eugene Peterson

  • Length: 60 pages
  • Number of Studies: 6
  • Published: May 24, 1996
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2010-8
  • Item Code: 2010
  • Case Quantity: 100

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.


Getting the Most Out of Christian Basics Bible Studies
Introducing Perseverance
1. Repentance - Psalm 120
2. Help - Psalm 124
3. Joy - Psalm 126
4. Patience - Psalm 129
5. Hope - Psalm 130
6. Faith - Psalm 132
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes

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: The Bible in Contemporary Language, his memoir, The Pastor, and the bestselling spiritual formation classic A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.

Peterson was founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for twenty-nine years before retiring in 1991. With degrees from Seattle Pacific, New York Theological Seminary, and Johns Hopkins University, he served as professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, until retiring in Lakeside, Montana, in 2006.

Peterson's Message paraphrase and writings on spirituality inspired leaders and Christians around the world. His popularity even reached U2 frontman Bono, and they formed a friendship around their common interest in the Psalms. Watch the film that highlights a conversation between Bono and Peterson at Peterson’s Montana home.

Read tributes to Peterson from Christianity Today and Religion News Service.

For further information and a complete biography, see the IVP press release: Eugene Peterson, Beloved Pastor and "Long Obedience" Author, Passes

BY Eugene H. Peterson

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