Life is hard. The Christian life in particular. How do we bear up under hardships and difficulties? How do we endure pain, suffering, and persecution? How can we overcome the temptation and trials of life? In chapter 11, of the book of Hebrews, the author tells his readers and us, when life gets tough, we can find encouragement by looking to men and women of faith from the past. Their lives serve as an example for us to follow.