How Does An Online Book Study Work?

I have received multiple inquiries this week as we approach the start of our Online Summer Book Study on how a book study like this actually works.

I hope these FAQ’s will help with your questions 🙂

Q: Do I need to commit to certain times?
A: No. Our study is crafted in a way that leaves room for flexibility. We understand that not everyone is available at the same time of the day and we also recognize that most people have a certain time of day that works best for them when working on their spiritual growth (…and maybe even a special place in which to do it in.) We want to encourage you to read the book, participate in discussions and journal any thoughts or revelations that you may have at a time that works best for you.

Q: What do I need in order to participate?
A: You will need the book God Is Able by Priscilla Shirer, the internet and a device to acquire our daily online study material (found on our website:, paper & a pen (for note taking) and a heart that desires spiritual growth.

Q: What are the fees for the Online Book Study?
We are happy to offer you participation in our study at no cost. FREE.

Q: It seems like a lot? What if I fall behind?
A: One of the beautiful things about a study like this is that you can choose to participate in whatever you wish. There will be discussion questions for you to participate in every day right on the website— you can join in whenever you wish, or not at all. There will be some extra fun things in our study group (on Facebook) during the week and we encourage you to join in and make some new friends and get to know the other ladies doing the study— but it is not required. And we have divided the book up into six sections to make studying more manageable for time.

Q: So…how exactly does it work?
A: Every Monday morning at (our website) there will be a teaching post from our Director of Online Book Studies; Doretta Zinck. It is here that Doretta will highlight the week’s reading schedule as well as key points to remember from the chapter(s) being covered. Doretta will also have a few discussion questions at the end of her post to start some dialog within our online community of ladies. Tuesday-Sunday, our regular writers will also be sharing thoughts on that week’s readings and will pose an additional question for contemplation and discussion at the end of their post. In addition to our weekly readings we have a private Facebook study group ( where we will socialize and nurture friendships by means of icebreakers, discussion questions, worshipping together and praying together, to name a few.

I hope that this email helps you better understand what our summer together will look like! If you haven’t signed up for our study yet, I encourage you to do so!

Much love,
Mandy Lawrence-Hill
for Team WAHD



{Faith} Let it Go.

By: Mandy Hill

Don’t worry, this post has nothing to do with the fantastically overplayed song from Disney’s ‘Frozen’!

I saw a quote on a friend’s facebook recently that said this:
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go, simply for the reason that they are heavy!” –C. JoyBell C.


It reminded me of this scripture:
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. (‭Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭14-16‬)

Are you carrying around ‘heavy’ things, my friend? Are you holding onto anger, bitterness, resentment, worry or fear? Sister, may I urge you, please don’t cross over into a new year holding on to heavy burdens. If there is something you must do, ask for forgiveness, forgive, let go of hurts, anger, worry or fear; please do it!

Holding on to such things will only weigh you down and cause you to grumble. Let go of them all and cross over into a fresh new year both blameless and pure. Shine like a star in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.

Let it go; and be free.

Father God, thank You. Today’s message is simple; we know we need to let things go, please help us with this. Sometimes our pride and selfishness gets in the way of truly living free in You. We want to be free in You, Jesus. I need help. They need help. In Jesus name, amen.