Tough times are unavoidable. Family strife, temptations, death - no one is immune to them, including Christians. The question isn't whether hardships will come, but how you will handle them. James, the brother of Jesus, knew about tough times. He also knew how to respond-not just to the heavyweight problems like a parent's marital failing or the death of a friend, but to others you might not consider, such as hypocrisy, judgment, and favoritism. When Things Get Tough offers wise perspectives on fourteen 'tough' topics. It takes you to the book of James for a frank look at how to handle the downsides of life. So when tough times come knocking, they won't knock you down- just help build you up. This devotional is for the adventurous- for young adults who want to do more than skim the surface of their faith. Each of the fourteen weekend sections shares a slice of life that will move, challenge, and energize you with insights from God's Word. Insights you'll build upon during the week with daily 'Checkpoints' that will help you grow stronger, wiser, and deeper as a Christian.