South Park Magazine

'Acts of Faith:' A book with timeless advice

"Acts of Faith: Meditations for People of Color" is a one of those books you can have on your shelf for a lifetime, and every time you open it up, you learn something new. This book is filled with thoughtful and inspirational quotes and affirmations. On each page you will gain perspective by reading the paragraph that is directly aligned with the aforementioned quote/affirmation. The book is broken up into sections including Money and Abundance, Self, World and more. Quotes come from Chinese proverbs, songs, spiritual leaders and others that have at one point or another said something that resonated with someone else. The book's author, Iyanla Vanzant, said the goal of "Acts of Faith" is to "assist the children of the earth in the redevelopment of their minds, bodies and spirits."

Here is just one page from the 365-page book (the book begins January 1st and goes to December 31st to give you inspiration every day of the year)....

Your crown has been bought and paid for. All you must do is put it on your head. --James Baldwin

There is nothing you need that you do not already have. There is nothing you need to know that you do not already know. There is nothing you want that does not already exist. There is nothing that exists that is too good for you. There is nothing anyone has that you cannot have. There is nothing more powerful, more intelligent, more sacred than you. You are the stuff life is made of. You are the essence of life. You have been chosen at this time, in this place to be among the living. You come from a long line of successful living beings. You are one of the king's kids. Born into the world to inherit the kingdom. You are equipped to handle anything. You live by grace, built by love. You are the cause and the reason of everything you see. You are the one with the Source. You are creative. You are alive. What else could possibly matter?

Today I claim my Divine inheritance.

This would be a perfect gift for a recent high school or college graduate, a lover of quotes or a bookworm. In addition, this would be a great item to add to your gift closet.

Find it on