ACTS OF FAITH DAILY MEDITATIONS FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR
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In an updated and expanded 25th anniversary edition, the beloved “purple book” Acts of Faith guides people of color with daily encouragement, comfort, and enlightenment. For over a quarter of a century, millions have turned to bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant’s Acts of Faith for insightful and deeply sensitive inspiration that recognizes and explores the unique pressures on people of color today. Each day of the year carries a unique motivational quote or message along with it, as well as a short essay to assist in reflection and wisdom. These messages are pulled from a great variety of spiritual practices and teachings, to appeal to a wide range of faiths and disciplines. Acts of Faith is an invaluable and enduring resource for people of color in search of support as they journey on their unique paths.
Based on the author's bestselling inspirational book, this new Acts of Faith Thought-for-a-Day Calendar presents 365 more daily meditations for people of color, including quotations from the Bible, Yoruba proverbs, and citations from well-known writers and thinkers.
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Bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant has had an amazing and difficult life - one of great challenges that unmasked her wonderful gifts and led to wisdom gained. Now, in the inspiring tradition of ACTS OF FAITH - a publishing phenomenon with almost 1 million copies in print - UNTIL TODAY! provides a year's worth of daily inspirational quotes, explanations from Iyanla, and brief exercises or actions for readers to perform. UNTIL TODAY! provides a meaningful but bite-sized foray into a deeper, more satisfying spiritual and emotional life.
Author : Stephanie Y. Mitchem
ISBN : 9781573567626
Genre : Religion
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Black Americans are more likely than Whites to die of cancer and heart disease, more likely to get diabetes and asthma, and less likely to get preventive care and screening. Some of this greater morbidity results from education, income level, and environment as well as access to health care. But the traditional medical model does not always allow for a more holistic approach that takes into account the body, the mind, the spirit, the family, and the community. This book offers a better understanding of the varieties of religiously-based approaches to healing and alternative models of healing and health found in Black communities in the United States. Contributors address the communal aspects of faith and health and explore the contexts in which individuals make choices about their health, the roles that institutions play in shaping these decisions, and the practices individuals engage in seeking better health or coping with the health they have. By paying attention to the role of faith, spirit, and health, this book offers a fuller sense of the varieties of ways Black health and health care are perceived and addressed from an inter-religious perspective. Community and religion-based initiatives have emerged as one key way to address the health challenges found in the African American community. In cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, and Oakland, residents organize exercise groups, teach one another how to cook with healthy ingredients, and encourage neighbors to get regular checkups. Churches have become key sites for health education, screening, and testing. Another set of responses to the challenge of Black health and healthcare in the United States comes from those who emphasize the body as a whole—body, mind, soul, and spirit, often drawing on religious traditions such as Islam and African-based religions such as Spiritism, Santeria, Vodun (aka Voodoo), Candomblé, and others. Understanding the issues and the various approaches is essential to combating the problems, and this unique volume sheds light on areas often overlooked when considering the issues.
Author : Debra J. Dickerson
ISBN : 9780307484284
Genre : Social Science
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Debra Dickerson pulls no punches in this electrifying manifesto. Outspoken journalist and author of the critically acclaimed memoir An American Story, she challenges black Americans to stop obsessing about racism and start focusing on problems they can fix. The way out of the ghetto, she asserts, is to take a good, hard look in the mirror. Get angry, Dickerson says, but use that anger to fuel excellence and civic participation rather than crime or drug addiction. Drawing richly on black history and thought, as well as her own hard-won wisdom, she urges blacks to let go of the past and claim their full freedom. It’s only by shaping their own future, she argues, that blacks will finally abolish the myth of white superiority. From the Trade Paperback edition.