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Acts Of Faith

4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  660 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Beloved Friends,
Acts of Faith, more affectionately known as "the purple book," has truly taken on a life of its own. It has crossed gender lines to foster understanding, racial divides to create peace, religious barriers to encourage tolerance, and has become somewhat of a lantern for those seeking a better way of life. I have been told it has saved lives, renewed faith,...more
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published (first published November 12th 1993)
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Nute
If I remember correctly, I purchased this book because I saw the author, Iyanla Vanzant, on The Oprah Winfey show in a very moving interview. She described her life circumstances not too long before she started to get some attention for the initial copies of this book. She was at rock-bottom, no place to live, no income to pay bills, and a growing concern for how to feed her children. She was calling friends from a pay phone booth asking for help. Not getting very much of a response. She finally...more
Faith
This is a great book for people who reflect on life, its experiences, and all that it brings. Great for letting your reflections impact your life.
Crystal Belle
this keeps me going every day. great meditations and prayers.
Kristina Moss
"Acts of Faith: Daily Mediations for People of Color" by Iyanla Vanzant is a very powerful book for all but great especially for individuals of African American descent in particular. This devotional reading shares daily inspirational and spiritual affirmations for everyday of the year. I absolutely love this book for so many reasons: 1.) Helps to increase positivity in my life when I'm feeling down 2.) Encourages and motivates me as a woman and an individual of color and 3.) The positive remind...more
Mykie
Why I read this book:
Although the misleading title ticked me off a great deal, Iyanla Vanzant is still one of my favorite inspirational people. I have read most of her books. I liked the idea of daily meditations as it is one of my ongoing goals to create peace and joy at the start of my days. I picked up this book with hopes that the book would help foster this goal.

Content: 1/1
The book contained daily meditations that, for the most part, were motivational and encouraging. It also contained quo...more
Sherlyn
I got this from a friend. I love how every 4 months signifies something. I love the word for every single day. Sets my day perfect.
Isis Nakia
This inspiring book showed me how to change negative thinking and actions in order to enhance the power within.
Lesley-Gail
A lovely and inspirational book, with a year long of antidotes that can help you weather any storm.
Jani Akilah
Jun 12, 2008 Jani Akilah rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all my sistas
A nice lil travel book with daily inspirational words! A continual read!
Penelope
This book is a day to day quote to inspire you, I love Iyanla Vanzant.
Tanti
My second bible. And even easier to understand than the Book itself.
Dee  Reader :-)
Wonderful daily mediation/reflection resource.
Kathy
Read it every day!
Janet
I bought this in 2002 at Rileys Childrens Hospital where my baby (now 19) was healed of a reflux kidney. God bless Dr RInk and everyone who cared for her over the years and assisted in her surgery and recovery. Iyanla Vanzant has much wisdom to share from both personal experience as well as dedicated research and study.
Don't let the sub title fool you. It is a great read for all races.
My ex who is african american/Portuguese used to abuse me with negative attacks on things that were actually po...more
Lisa
I purchased this book fall of 1998. It was the best thing I could I bought that year. This book changed my life. I was in a loveless marriage. I was cheated on,lied to and told that no man could ever put up with me the way he could(my ex). I read this book every day every chance I could. I carried it to work,doctor's office,dentist,and all through the house. I still have it. It is beat up and taped to keep the cover attached but I will never throw it away or replace it. It was apart of my journe...more
Eyvette
Wow! I remember the tiny African-American bookstore I bought book from many years ago. Purple is my favorite color. I do not know if it was the color of the cover that attracted me to the book, but I was absolutely drawn to it. So vibrant! And then I opened it and read a few pages right there in the bookstore! I could not put it down. So I bought this and Faith in the Valley. I read in the car on the way home, I cracked it open once again once I got settled in and I called my bestfriend! A few d...more
Dee's Reading nook
This is a very positive and motivational daily read for People of Color.
Ladonna
Very positive and inspirational messages on forgiving yourself and everyone, how it is important to forgive to move on with your life, letting go of guilt, learning from the past, stopping blame, whether it's blaming others or yourself, and most important, loving and accepting yourself for who you are.
Juanette
This book was a great read on days when I didn't quite seem myself. It helped me through some rough patches. It also gave me confirmation when needed it too. I've added this book to my keep shelf as a go to book for when I need it. :-)
Nichole English
I read this book daily! Very positive and motivational. I'm always inspired and I've read it over and over for years.
April
This is like my bible. It's an inspiration and is filled with powerful reminders and guidance to help send you through life beautifully, with gratitude and love. July 11th is one of my absolute favorites.
Dania Standifer
Great daily inspiration! I would recommend to everyone. Helps keep you focused. Don't know when I finished it, but it was some years ago. I'm rereading and sharing it now.
Patrina Jones
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Denise Billings
I've been reading this book everyday for 20+ years. It has helped me in so many ways. I will continue to read it each day along with my other meditation books.
Diane Rosales
this is a book you dont ever stop because its a daily intentions book. it sets the mood for your day and i just love it!
Cindy
great book to get you started day by day, reading it again this year. Teaches you ways to deal with life and people
Nichole
Daily affirmations that are timeless. Great for daily meditation no matter what your faith or creed.
Kari Dunmars
This is one of my favorites by her. I've had it for years but still refer to it from time to time.
Elaine
May 21, 2013 Elaine rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Elaine by: Anji
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Wangari Mwaniki
I've had this devotional for 5 years now and its still such a breath of fresh air!
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“The road of life is strewn with the bodies of promising people. People who show promise, yet lack the confidence to act. People who make promises they are unable to keep. People who promise to do tomorrow what they could do today. Promising young stars, athletes, entrepreneurs who wait for promises to come true. Promise without a goal and a plan is like a barren cow. You know what she could do if she could do it, but she can't. Turn your promise into a plan. Make no promise for tomorrow if you are able to keep it today. And if someone calls you promising, know that you are not doing enough today.” 79 likes
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