am 1. Februar 2000
Once again, Mrs. Vanzant has outdone herself. Faith in the Valley is exactly what the title implies. Iyanla seeks to help the reader shed light on life's dull situations. Iyanla writes that its okay to feel what you feel when you feel it. Don't hide your emotions; seek God; He will lead you to the truth of the situation. Know that everything no matter what happens is for the best, and move on. We have all been through, or are going through situations that may seem as if it is the end of the world. Mrs. Vanzant reminds you that if you are still breathing, functioning and waking up the next day every morning that everything is fine. In fact, everything was always all fine. Things may not always go your way, they will go God's way and God's way is always the best way. In Faith in the Valley Mrs. Vanzant puts in words what our intuition has been telling us all along, that same intuition that most of have been ignoring all along. If you are or have ever felt anger, fear, hate, resentment, confusion or any emotion that has kept you in a state besides that of peace and love, Mrs. Vanzant wants to take you on a journey toward peace. Mrs. Vanzant's message is powerful; it possesses the power of love. Mrs. Vanzant's message is liberating she urges you to seek truth. If you have ever doubted yourself, your existence, your purpose, Faith in the Valley holds a wonderful, powerful and liberating message for you.
am 4. November 1999
I first saw Iyanla Vanzant on Oprah (another truly inspiring woman) the more I watched this exceptional women the more I was astounded by her life and work. I looked up her books on the internet and read the excepts from each. These excepts were not lenghty but in that time I found a need in myself to discover more. The short excepts made real sense to me. So I went and purchased the book 'Faith in the Valley'. It made me wake up at night and listen to my thoughts that were deep in my stomach and not only to listen but to take notice of them, good and bad. To listen to faith that for so many years I had simply let into the fringes of my life and never into the core. Iyanla Vanzant is thought provoking, inspirational and gifted. I have all her books now. She is a writer and teacher that would inspire Mother Teresa.
am 27. Oktober 1999
Each week at the end of choir rehearsal at church, the choir director brings in some sort of devotional reading to inspire us. She brought this book in and "volunteered me" to read an excerpt from it. I flipped through the pages and was so drawn into it, that I couldn't stop reading and couldn't decide which passage to read aloud to the other choir members. I loved the book so much that I had to go buy a copy for myself and also for my best friend. We both love Iyanla Vanzant now and am looking forward to purchasing more of her work. THANKS, IYANLA, FOR YOUR POSITIVELY CHARGED WORDS OF WISDOM!!!
am 26. November 1998
I picked up "Faith" at a book fair on impulse, and I never leave home w/out it. I'm a full-time wife, mother and employee, as well as a part-time college student, and sometimes I felt as if I couldn't do it all, but those pages speak to me each time I feel like I can't deal. Her passages always give you the permission to, no matter what, take care of yourself. I got 2 more copies for my mother and my sister, and I copy pages to mail to my equally burdened friends. Thank you Iyanla, for pointing out and praising our strengths. I'm getting every other book ASAP!!!
am 31. Juli 2000
My little paperback version of Iyanla Vanzant's Faith in the Valley has been used so much that it is now thoroughly dog-earred and marked up. This book has been a life saver on many rough days and the paperback version is small enough to comfortably carry around in your pocket. I have read this book straight through, as well as referred directly to the index that alphabetically lists situations and offers instant spiritual uplift. Faith in the Valley is a must have for everyone's personal library. It has certainly been my spiritual first aid kit.
am 12. Juli 1999
My wife suggested to me I should read this book, although I was a little apprehensive about it. So I did and coming from a males perspective I would say Sister Vanzant has open my eyes to a lot things I was doing. For example instead of "being" I was "doing" and now I'm starting to "become". I'm starting to listen to my inner self because it talks to me all day every day, and when you are able to listen you are on your way to recovery.
am 12. August 1998
I first saw Ms. Vanzant's books at a friend of mine and never paid much attention until I saw her on the Oprah Winfrey show. I revisited this book again and opend up on the page - "Why me?" Those words touched my very spirit and moved me as if those words were for only for me; let alone the entire book.
Yes, it is definitely a book, not just for African-American women but for all women, for Ms. Vanzant's words cross all racial divides.
am 16. Juli 1998
This is a brilliant book that is perfect for any woman (or man) who feels they need just a little extra help in their lives. It is easy to find a page dealing with just what you need to hear; the author has provided an index for easy, quick guidance. The passages are clear, to the point, and brimming with truth. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs that extra push; this book is helpful and inspiring!
am 27. November 1999
Faith in the Valley is a wonderful book to keep by your bedside. It's perfect in that it has an index to locate how your feeling or lessons you want to learn. Topics include; Mistakes, Love,Acceptance, Temptation, Commitment,Courage, Denial and Fear. Definately something for everyone. I have given this book to all of my friends.
am 1. November 1997
It's amazing that I was able to put this book down after the first few chapters. It was truthful, bold and could only be written by a strong black woman with courage. I've read it in the worst of times and the best of the times. It's definately a book that black women would never get tired of reading. It's a great resource.