Most of the "Sacred Power Principles" revolve around the issues of internal self-care and self-love, arenas where black women still struggle, Gandy says. "We've been told to love ourselves and we know it's a good idea, but many of us haven't seen it modeled and it hasn't been 'exemplified' for us," she writes. "It exists as a good idea in our minds, but it is not yet a reality in our lives. Taught how to maintain and groom our bodies. Yes. Taught to love ourselves? No."
Although the spiritual and self-empowerment principles explored in this advice-laden book are ones we've all heard before, Gandy manages to use fresh metaphors and offer original suggestions. Her 101 chapters explore principles such as "Suspend judgment," "Claim your gremlins," "Know your ministry," "No more jerky moves," "Create intimacy with sister friends," and "Be bold, bodacious, and succulent (BBS)." --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
What can I say but thanks thanks thanks. Since I started reading the book daily I have ran into a problem with the pages coming unglued I am up to page 50 and each page I turn it... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Betty Mumphrey
For anyone seeking JOY this is the book. In a very easy to read manner, Debrena presents the need for joy and some of the reasons we (particularly women) often deny ourselves. Read morePublished 6 months ago by La Rhonda Crosby Johnson
Alot of information in this book I couldn't real it all at one time. It's very good, if you want to learn how to grow, how to forgive, and to learn to let people into you life,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by moviebuff
This was a tremendous "mentoring" tool for me. I purchased it as a part of a book club assignment. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Virginia Girl
This book is good in its own right. Its just not what I was looking for. The author's advice and solutions seemed kind of simple. I like really spiritual books. Read morePublished on December 13, 2012 by amy susanna
Actually, even though Debrena Jackson Gandy reminds me a lot of Iyanla Vanzant, she also has her own perspective and voice. Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by Butterfly
Debrena's audience focus is black women, but almost everything in this well written, entertaining and thought provoking book apply to almost any woman interested in... Read morePublished on April 5, 2011 by E. Tannenbaum
This book was inspirational. Great examples from the author's personal story. Great principles to live by. I'll keep it near as a constant reference/reminder.Published on December 31, 2010 by Angela L. Mack-Miller