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The Value in The Valley

A Black Woman's Guide Through Life's Dilemmas
Narrated by: Iyanla Vanzant
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (226 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1999 Iyanla Vanzant (P)1999 Inner Visions Worldwide Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Good book but way too short.

This is a great book. It gives great insight but leaves you wanting more. it doesn't get deeply into the story enough and it finishes too quickly, it feels rushed as if she didn't have time to finish it.

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Inspiring

Another inspiring work from Iyanla! I really enjoyed this book. Very important life lessons about learning from every life experience.

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  • Lanese
  • EUCLID, OH, United States
  • 08-14-13

In your face truth that cannot be denied!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes..Iyanla speaks truths that many black women are afraid to face.

What did you like best about this story?

Iyanla tells it like it is...no holds barred!!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

By the end of the book I understood that the universe does not create valleys to harm you. Valleys assist you in becoming your "best self"

Any additional comments?

Powerful read!!

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wonderfully written and read

easy listening book, very informative and I am greatful for the wisdom shared.. I will be listening a few more times

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Thank You!

No matter where I am in my life when discord strikes I return to this guide to get out of the valley. I thank the Father for Iyanla. She has been my angel for a very long time... (Smile)

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Value in the valley

A great book for all black women and teen age girls! I myself listen to this weekly as a self help motivational guide!

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Love it! Right on time. I feel must better. I felt everything in the book.

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She breaks you down and makes shallow attempts build you up

I heard the first few chapters of this and I really believe this book should be important reading for black women. Her descriptions in the beginning about black women and what they go through is problematic. She comes of as being real and telling the truth but it’s awful. There are a ton of books that are genuinely about your self awareness and growth and this is not it.

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I loved the book the message is the God's honest truth. They could not have use a better narrator than the author herself.

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I am a Caucasian woman and GAINED SO MUCH! XXOO

Even though I am not a black woman I have been a fan of Ms. Vanzant for many years. This book shall be my GO TO for direction, sanity and comfort for years to come. I respect Iyanla deeply for her depth of wisdom and skill in sharing it with all of US in a way that hits the heart!

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  • 04-08-13

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This book will pick you up when you are feeling your lowest and take you to new heights.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-27-19

love love love

loved this book, i see myself in each of the Vallies, learnt so much, mostly listen to that inner voice, and OPP is none if yiyr business!!

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  • charz
  • 12-17-18

Great

brilliant book love her work mindfulness & spiritual journey with this amazing opportunity to change

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  • Jessica Apaloo
  • 09-10-18

Super inspirational and substance for your soul

I have the hard copy of this title so I was a little disappointed some of the content had been removed from the audio, especially the meditations. However the key principles are there! This should be a mandatory read for every black female and it's definately worth purchasing.

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  • Danni
  • 01-10-18

easy to listen to. This is my goto book when I need spiritual guidance and inspiration.

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  • Diane
  • 08-08-17

Excellent Read

An Excellent read. Iyanna really put things into perspective. a must read for anyone facing life challenges

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  • Nadine Reid
  • 04-15-17

great book...great lessons...worth a purchase!

i akways enjoy Iyanla's books and this one did not disappoint. it was a great guide to dealing with lifes struggles and gave vivid examples and practical rituals to follow to get you back on track. i enjoyed the audio book and would recommend to others

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-16-16

Must Read for 'All Women' !!

I wish I read this book before entering adult hood, starting any relationships, had children.

Yet another amazing book from Mama Iyanla! brilliantly structured , superbly narrated with a touch of Iyanla's humour, giggles and magic!

This book has guided me through many of my life situations and challenges. I read it over and over again to keep me awake and sharp. I draw on it also in times of need for mental clarity, emotional strength and direction!

Would highly recommend!

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  • Kizzy
  • 05-12-15

Amazing!!!! 5*

Loved it!!! sooo happy i bought it listen all the time. helped me agreat deal