I loved that not only was this the story of her own life lessons but that it was imbedded with spiritual wisdom and practical life advice that I can apply to my own life's journey. I never tire of her teachings and appreciate learning some of her history to how she became such a powerful and wise woman.
I love that she narrates her own books - you can feel that every word she speaks is important.
Highly recommend this book to persons who are struggling with speaking up for themselves or are attempting to heal from past and current hurts.
The most memorable moment is when she heard the names of her previous ancestors.
When her Grand daughter walked up the steps to her dad's house.
what I liked best was that no matter what came her way, it might have knocked her out but it was only for a little while and then she got back up again
My favorite character of course was Iyanla, because of how she over came her obstacles in her life.
I have listen to Iyanla's other books before, but this one I think was the best.
I will definitely listen to Peace from broken pieces again. Iyanla's story wasn't an easy one to share, but she told her story with warmth and strength.
I loved listening to her voice. She was clear and easy to connect with.
Always tell the truth. Be honest with myself and take responsibility and accountability fir myself, my role and purpose in this life.
I could relate
I have not listened to any of her other performances however I will now.
Yes, especially because its autobiographical and the author tells her story in her own voice - she does a really good job. Typically I don't like when an author reads his/her own book, but in this case its really well done.
Can't immediately think of one...
I have all her books in print but got turned off of her when I could not find alignment with advice she offered to the public and reports about her life that leaked to the media. Now I understand and really appreciate her. It brings to the fore something I have always told myself, "watch the message and not the messenger." In this case, anyway, the messenger has been rehabilitated making the book an interesting and engaging read. Iyanla again has my attention.
Rising triumphant to the foot of a new mountain.
I would recommend this book to a friend. I like Iyanla Vanzanant. There are a few points in the book where I feel Iyanla is a bit repetitive but nonetheless, it is overall a very good book. It's a very good life lessons for women to learn from. Woman can learn from their past so as to not repeat the lessons that hurt and by learning from their past they can save themselves pain in the future. Women may also be able to save their children from pain as well by teaching their children these lessons as well.
There were so many scenes in the book. But I think the death of Iyanla's daughter. That was such a poignant scene and I think that was when her transition first started.
"The lessons women learn"
Of course! I love her.... but I wasn't expected this book to be an autobiography/memoir. It seems as though this book was a healing process for her and I can totally relate to that however, the tag line says: How to get through what your are going through - therefore, I was expecting more ADVISE and less detail by minor detail of her story of abuse.
Had the title of the book or tag line stated "Memoir" - It would have been better and I would have been more prepared. Because I believe this was another healing project for her, I also believe that is why the book is 11 hours long.
It's still a great book....it just caught me off guard is all.
I would have changed the detail by detail by detail by detail!!!! There are much better ways to describe an experience in a much shorter way and still convey the same message.
If it were mystery, fiction or true life story....extreme detail would certainly be understood. However, this is a self-help book that simply uses some of her life's experiences to help the point.....so the life story part should be much shorter and to the point.
I hate to say it but that simply makes it drag for me. ~~sorry~~
It began to lose me in the first chapter! As I was ready and anticipating MUCH NEEDED positive advice.....I almost forgot I was listening to a self-help book because it go straight into her childhood with no references back to how to deal with something....anything...???
This book was too religious for me and boring. It was not what I expected.
This book has touched me to my core ,I can't begin to explain how powerful this is and with Khakis ready it wow. There is a new depth to my life that I knew was there but did not know who to reach her. Thanks