Reviewed on 4th October 2016

Trust by Iyanla Vanzant

Genre: Motivation and Self Help / Non-Fiction
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Trust by Iyanla Vanzant Synopsis

Mastering the Four Essential Trusts Reading and reviewing a book by the incredibly talented Iyanla Vanzant is both a privilege and a daunting task in equal measure. Iyanla is a highly celebrated inspirational speaker, lawyer, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, life coach and television personality. Reading her biography leaves me feeling tired and breathless, but it […]

Trust by Iyanla Vanzant Review

Mastering the Four Essential Trusts

Reading and reviewing a book by the incredibly talented Iyanla Vanzant is both a privilege and a daunting task in equal measure. Iyanla is a highly celebrated inspirational speaker, lawyer, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, life coach and television personality. Reading her biography leaves me feeling tired and breathless, but it seems this positive beautify has boundless energy, making regular appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

When we were given her latest book by Hay House Publications, I was front runner to read and review the book. Why? Because out of all three ladies in The Glass House, it seems that I may have the biggest Trust Issues.

Having dealt with emotional vampires, narcissists and tough relationships for most of my life, I struggle to trust easily. But I was assured that reading this would help me master the four essential ‘trusts’, leaving me more open to others and of course able to trust myself more in the process.

So did the book succeed?

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I was skeptical at first. Unlike Miss Pollyanna, I do not regularly read ‘self help’ books. I am a control freak, and don’t like being told what to do or how to do it. So the idea of reading a book that will help me change a fundamental part of my personality seemed a little far fetched.

How very wrong I was.

Iyanla lays out the four main areas of Trust in our lives.
*Trust in Self
*Trust in God
*Trust in Others
*Trust in Life

The opening paragraph in the book had me hooked.

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Why is it that we are so quick to say we don’t trust people? We put trust in strangers each and every day of our lives. We put trust in society, in loved ones, in family members. So why are those who are scared so quick to say “I don’t Trust Anyone”? Really? No 0ne at all?

This book is a journey of self-discovery wrapped in a warm blanket of comfort and shrouded with protection. Reading it left me feeling a deep sense of understanding for not just those around me, but myself a little better.

So many book reviews are littered with quotes from the book, excerpts of the parts that changed the readers’ lives, or even a litany of reasons why the reviewer believes this really is the book worth spending your time and money on.

Me – I am going to try something a little different.

After a ‘trust awakening’ – I am going to ask you to do one thing for me.

Trust Me. 

Read this book, and trust that there is a reason why you need to read it. Trust in something outside of yourself, and find the freedom and exhilaration that comes with giving way to the fear of letting yourself.

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