The Value in the Valley
A Black Woman’s Guide Through Life’s Dilemmas
Is it the job you hate but need in order to pay the rent? Is it that relationship that you gave your all to only to end up with a broken heart…again? Perhaps it’s your children, a family member, or a life-long friend doing you in, dragging you down, pushing you to the brink. If you are an honorary member of the Black Woman’s Suffering Society, you have probably been told that it’s all your fault. Or that struggling and suffering is your lot in life. Iyanla Vanzant says, No! Life is an Act of Faith and suffering is optional! Those everyday challenges, obstacles, and dilemmas are what Iyanla calls “valleys.” As bad as they may seem, there is a purpose or, as Iyanla says; “There is so much value in the valley.”
If you’ve ever been disappointed, betrayed, rejected, abandoned, or just plain old scared to let go, then you’ve been or may still be in a valley. Iyanla knows — she’s been there and on a bad day she’s still there, but now she shares the way out with you.
This book knocked me for six. An extraordinary and powerful piece. Definitely not for the faint hearted. I had to keep putting it down to cry my eyes out. It exposes you completely and empowers you in a way that you can never imagine. I found that I had to keep putting it down several times before I could finish. I described the “value in the valley” to one of my friends as a knock out in the ring. I am not just recommending this to every single female but also male readers. It’s helped guide me through a difficult period. I was able to make a very confusing, difficult and the most important decision my life look so easy. Iyanla, when would you be coming to London?