Turn It Around
A Different Direction for a New Life
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LOOK ING FOR THE GOOD IN LIFE
HAS LIFE EVER HANDED you a double whammy? In 2007 life clobbered me with a classic one-two punch, hitting me with a blow to my church ministry for starters and then following with a jab to my personal finances. It all started when the school the church operates saw it’s budget reduced by $350,000. When you have teachers’ salaries to pay, that’s not a loss you can shrug off. The second blow came when a bank loan my wife and I were relying on for a business venture fell through. Based on the bank’s commitment letter, we had signed a land lease and hired contractors. Then the... see more
Reading Group Guide
In Turn It Around, author Frank Santora offers solutions on how to transform life’s road blocks into victories by opening your heart to God. He presents his message that even the direst of circumstances can be converted into positive moments. In each chapter, Santora outlines different pathways to find identity and reach your goals, and ultimately lead your life in the right direction.
1. The author uses the movies Hoosiers and Bruce Almighty, as well as Lucy from Peanuts, to illustrate his points. What are other examples from pop culture that may exemplify God’s constant presence in our lives?
2. Do you find yourself prone to DUMB talk? How can you use the author’s suggestions to start practicing SMART talk and incorporate positive thinking into your life?
3. The main theme of the book is that God has a “built in, unerring GPS” system and he helps keep us on the right path. What are see more