Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Talk of the Town Tuesday: "Peace from Broken Pieces" by Iyanla Vanzant

Title: Peace from Broken Pieces
Author: Iyanla Vanzant
Publisher: Smiley Books
ISBN: 1401928226
Ages: 18+

Many thanks to those who came out and joined us last Saturday (yea, this post is a little late) for our monthly book club meeting!!  We discussed Peace from Broken Pieces by Iyanla Vanzant.  There were several thought provoking questions/comments that were discussed in the meeting.  Here are a few:

In her book, Iyanla states that we have patterns of thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that we inherit from our family of orgin. What are some of the things that you feel that you may have inherited from your family?

In Saturday's discussion, the "Personal Lie", was a topic that was referred to several times.... The Personal Lie is defined by the author as a function of all the broken pieces of your history, all of your experiences, all that you have been taught about yourself merging with all that you have made up about yourself... The question: Are you living a Personal Lie??

This book offered much to the person who is ready for self discovery and revelation.  I must say, I personally discovered a few things about myself that I hadn't given much thought along with a few of the ladies at the meeting.  It provided a good platform to discuss and share how life experiences shape and influence our actions as adults and how we potentially can pass this to our children. 

One challenge that I had reading this book is that the author left us with a few gaps when discussing her shared experiences.  While it did not take away from the fundamental theme of the book (only so much could be written), it left questions about what happened from that point of her life to the next. I thorougly enjoyed this book and recommend this book to those who are in search for answers from within and are seeking change. 

My recommendation... 4 Books

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