You’re Invited to Join Us in “Unshakeable Faith”

Unshakeable Faith, online Bible study We women are usually prepared for anything. We carry snacks for hunger pangs and tiny sewing kits for loose buttons. We have dozens of hamburger recipes to carry us through the end of the month when money is tight. But is our faith prepared for hard times? Will it stand firm when the trials of life inevitably come or will it be shaken? We can have an unshakeable faith that will weather any storm!

Online study starting September 10

Please join us as we study “Unshakeable Faith: 8 Traits for Rock-Solid Living” right here at Do Not Depart beginning Monday, September I am honored to share this 8-week Bible study with you! “Unshakeable Faith” explores 8 key “faith traits” found in the life of Peter. We will see how God used Peter’s relationship with Jesus to transform his weak, fragile faith – that once denied Jesus – into a faith that stood firm even in the face of death.

Three options/One Community

Doing this study online allows for some great flexibility. You will have the option of participating at three different levels designed to meet the time constraints of busy women.

  1. Devotional – The Monday posts will share some brief insight about that week’s faith trait, give a Scripture to read, and ask a couple of questions for reflection. You will be able to read this in a few minutes.
  2. Quick Study – For those women who have a bit more time, the Monday posts will include a link to a 2-page lesson to download and complete. The quick study covers that week’s topic a bit more thoroughly and gives more Scripture to read and questions to answer.
  3. Full Study – For those who would like to do the full study, you can purchase the book and work through it as we cover the traits here online.

Of course we want all of you to interact with us here at Do Not Depart. We will begin discussion with Monday’s post and continue it through the week. On Fridays, one of the DND team members will post a story or vlog corresponding with that week’s faith trait.

Enter to Win!

We will kick-off the study Monday, September 10th with an introductory lesson on what the Bible says about trials in Christians’ lives. But before then, we want to give away several copies of “Unshakeable Faith!” Entries will close Monday, August 27 and winners will be announced Wednesday, August 29. You can enter up to three times: GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

  1. Leave a comment below saying you plan to participate in the study.
  2. Share this post on FB or Twitter, then leave a comment letting us know you did.
  3. Blog about this study! Then leave a comment with the link.

Unshakeable Faith

So tell us, is your faith ready for anything? Will you join us as we work towards an “Unshakeable Faith?”

Kathy Howard
Kathy Howard calls herself a “confused southerner.” Raised in Louisiana, she has moved with her engineer husband around the U.S. and Canada. She says “pop” instead of “Coke” and “you guys” as often as “ya’ll.” But those things are just superficial – she’s still a southern girl at heart! Kathy and her husband have three children, two son-in-laws, and one precious grandbaby. When the family gets together there are also four dogs in the mix. Kathy helps women live an unshakeable faith through her Bible teaching and writing. She encourages them to stand firm on our rock-solid God no matter the circumstances of life. Find out about her books and speaking ministry and get discipleship tools and leader helps at her website:
Kathy Howard


  1. so thankful for your work in Jesus! Yes, I will do the study as I am in need of more of Him every single day! Barbara at

  2. …and I just shared this post on my FB post for others to hopefully join!
    Barbara from

  3. Teresa Richardson says:

    shared on facebook

  4. Teresa Richardson says:

    I will do the study for in these times we need Unshakeable Faith

  5. I will be joining in! Thank you for offering all of the different levels. So very thoughtful. Excited to join in the conversation!

    • Hi Hope! I think the different levels will allow more women to participate – even ones who may be doing another study. Glad you’re joining us!

  6. Misti Thomas says:

    I want to do the study, also. I am very excited about it being on-line. We are moving out of the country so I will have access :) God is good! I shared on facebook and link on my blog~ Faithoverfear

    • Misti, thanks for sharing about the study. I am thrilled that this online version will allow you to participate as you move. May God use it to encourage you as you go through big changes.

  7. Saronda Semos says:

    I will joining! Excited about this study.

  8. I know from experience what a powerful study this is, and I’m really excited that the Do Not Depart Team will be doing it with our readers!

  9. Excited to do this Bible Study, and I’ve shared it on my fb page. Would love to win a copy of the book!

  10. I plan to join in on the study

  11. I shared the link to this post on FB

  12. This bible study sounds amazing. Very excited about it and would love to win the book.

  13. Betty at Reflections with Coffee says:

    Tweeted as BettyMc

  14. Betty at Reflections with Coffee says:

    Faith, mine is strong but at times does feel shaky. Am participating in the study. I like the three levels you are planning.

  15. I plan to participate in the study. Thanks!

  16. I’m in and can’t wait to get started!

  17. Tweet-love here {but I woulda anyway! ;-)}

  18. I tweeted the study on Twitter. I would love to do the study, I just love Kathy Howard. But, I have to see how overcommitted I already am.
    M. Waters

  19. Harriett Rowe says:

    Thanks so much for doing this. I want to join your study group. I really appreciate the fact that you have broken it down into 3 different time commitments. I am presently in Korea and will be returning to the States in mid September. My plan is to do the full study. I will order the book and will have to play catch up when I return home. With that said, I look forward to doing what I can while away. Any suggestions? :) Thanks again.

    • Hi Harriet! You could start with level one or two of the study and jump to level 3 when you return. The way the study is organized you can definitely do that and not feel lost. Levels one and two hit the main points of the material but the higher levels go deeper. You shouldn’t have any trouble!

  20. I’m in! Off to purchase my copy on Amazon!

  21. Harriett Rowe says:

    I just shared this on Facebook!

  22. This study sounds wonderful. I have a couple different studies going on right now, but I will commit to the devotional and quick study and will pray about the full study, how great to have options. Thank you!!

  23. Thank you for the invite. I’m excited to start. I look forward to learning how I can increase and keep steady, my faith in my beloved Father.
    I’m in South Africa, so I accept I don’t qualify to win – darn….haha.

    • Hi Linda, thrilled you’ll be joining in from South Africa! I have spent some time in your beautiful country. I just checked postal rates to South Africa. If you win, I will send it! As long as you don’t mind it taking a little time to get there. I won’t send it overnight! Ha! Can I ask where in SA you live? I have been to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, and Nelspruit. And of course we toured Krueger. I would love to visit again!

      • Hi Kathy, I live in Durban, a city as big as Cape Town or Pretoria, on the East coast. We have a tropical climate in Durban, which means we mostly wear summer clothes in winter, and melt in the summer…haha. Oh yes… we do have such a beautiful country, and like any other, needs much prayer. Thank you for considering me for the prize.

  24. I will be joining your study, thanks! I’m glad you’re offering different options too. Blessings!

  25. Kathy, I am in! Put it on my FB page!

  26. I am excited about joining this study! Ive never done an online study so this should be interesting. Thanks Misti for sharing!!!

  27. Terri Scribner says:

    I want in!! Tweeting and sharing on FB!

  28. This sounds wonderful. I homeschool my 2 girls and we would love to do this. We are memorizing 1 Peter 1 also.

    • Hi Selena! How wonderful that you can do this study with your daughters. That’s a great idea. I’m memorizing 1 Peter 1 as well. I’m doing pretty well with the first two verses this week, but there’s a long way to go yet!

  29. I shared on facebook.

  30. I plan on participating and I would LOVE to win the book so I can get more deeply involved!!

  31. There have been so many struggles in my life and I am going through one now. It is so hard to never find complete peace and that is what I am searching for. I vow not to blame God but to know He is using it to better who I am … I’d just like to rest awhile sometime soon…. I will be doing this study, thank you!

    • Brenda, I am so sorry you are struggling. Glad you found the study. The intro lesson on September 10th may answer some of your questions about why God allows us to suffer and how He works in it. May God strengthen you, guide your steps, and give you peace as you seek to follow Him through your trials.

  32. i have also just shared this on my fb page. i do not blog so will not be able to do that.

  33. I too have shared it on my facebook page and twitter!

  34. Dena canchola says:

    So excited to join this study!! Putting on my calendar on ipad and phone

  35. Dena canchola says:

    Just posted on facebook :)

  36. I was thinking that studying Peter was not the direction I wanted to go, but several thoughts on Peter from several different people have come my way. These thoughts have left me feeling pulled towards studying Peter. Then I read this post – with your various levels of participation – and felt strongly that I should listen to the “pull” and dig into Peter’s life sort of a sense that understanding a bit about him is what I need to understand a bit about the life I live. (that may have just sounded silly). I am not certain which level I will participate- at minimum, the quick study but am thinking the full study is more in line with the “pull”.
    Thanks for offering a chance to win this book.

    • Deanna, we have so much to learn from Peter. I love that we get to see him make mistakes and learn and grow in Scripture. Then he turns around and teaches others what he learned! I’m excited to share this study with you! And thanks for sharing it!

  37. Just shared this on Facebook. =]

  38. So glad to join you in the Bible Study.
    Also linked to in on FB.

  39. How exciting to be with so many ladies eager to study together. I’ve had my book for a couple weeks now. Ready to go! Thanks, Kathy.

  40. I am in!

  41. I’d love to join in the study.

  42. I shared on fb and tweeted.

  43. I plan to join in on the Unshakeable Faith journey. I like the idea of the levels especially since it will be busy at that time of year.

  44. I also plan to post this study on Facebook so that my friends can also participate.

  45. Carol Hulin says:

    Count me in!!!! I`ve never done an on-line study. Looking forward to it.

  46. I would like to do the quick study, as I’m already in a few other Bible studies, but would like to do this one on my weekends (since the other Bible studies have nothing during the weekend)!

    I’m sharing this on my facebook page.

  47. Thank you for offering this, and for including the different levels. I’ll participate in the quick study at least, but will pray about joining in on the full study {trying to avoid jumping in to something requiring a lot of commitment without thinking & praying about it first. I have a tendency to do that.}

  48. Janice Spitzer says:

    Just shared on Facebook…sorry don’t Twitter…not that savvy and not smart enough to blog. Sure do need help with my faith right now. Got ko’d big time this past week when bill came to visit and didn’t have my armor on. He is s very bitter man and very negative annd complained about his life whole time he was here. He blames everyone else including God. I got fed up and lashed out at him said ugly things to him. Later another another situation happened and I joined in his complaining. I felt so defeated by time he left and so overcome by evil. It was like I underwater and couldn’t get my head up to get a breath to get any Jesus air. Very frightening. Need help with hand to hand warfare!

  49. Janice Spitzer says:

    By the way…I’ll be doing at least the devotional level and possibly the fast study as I’m in a full study in Genesis at church. Found y’all when looking for scripture. Memory help as I’m.memorizing James with group at church. You’ve been very helpful. Thank you!

  50. Bridget Kramer says:

    I would like to join this study and try to become a better Christian woman and mother.

  51. I’ll be giving this a try. I have another study on the go but I think I can still manage a bit of time on the weekend.

    • Hi Penny, happy to have you join us! You could start at one level and always move to one of the others if you find you have more or less time.

  52. Christianna says:

    Is the book available as an ebook? Can I still join the study if I don’t purchase the book? thanks!

  53. I am definitely going to join you for this study! I am doing 1 Peter also so I will probably just do the “quick study” way for this one. Can’t wait!!!

  54. I can’t wait to start this! Really looking forward to it.

  55. Just shared it on Twitter – I’m @graceourmoments

  56. I want to join this Bible study. I can’t wait. Lots of problems with adult children. This sounds like what I need!

  57. Eunice Song says:

    I would love to join this study! I’m looking forward to it!

  58. I would like to join in this “Unshakeable Faith” bible study. How do I access previous studies, like the one on Philippians?

  59. Darby Scott says:

    I want to join the study!

  60. Darby Scott says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  61. I so need this study in my life right now! Lots going on with my adult kids. I have turned them over to our Heavenly Father but as a mom, it gets so hard sometimes! Thank you thank you!

  62. LeAnn Hilemon says:

    I just saw today’s glimpse of the study with one woman’s story. I had planned on not doing this study, but I have changed my mind and plan on doing it at level one or two. Thanks for the opportunity.

  63. I’m in! Would love to win the book!

  64. shared on FB and twitter!

  65. Thanks for the study and this giveaway. I do plan to join the study and do it along with the “Kept” one also on 1 Peter from the Hello Mornings Challenge.

  66. elizabeth c. says:

    looking forward to this study.

  67. Debbie Barber says:

    I saw this once and considered it and now I’m seeing it again and decided to do the study with everyone. I’m looking forward to it!

  68. I am excited about this study. I will do the Quick study for now if not the full study, I want more than the devotional study. Not sure if I could do the full study fully,but I want to read this book.


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