Turn It Around

A Different Direction for a New Life

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With clarity and vision, Frank Santora presents the message that God can still bring meaning and purpose out of your life, even when insurmountable circumstances and difficult situations seem to be making your life spiral out of control. Santora reveals seven pathways for turning your life around with chapters such as, "Changing Direction When You're Headed Down the Wrong Road, " "Making Things Right When You've Totally Blown it," "Regaining Confidence When No One Believes in You," Finding Your Way Back When You've Walked Away From God," "Regaining Life's Composure When Things are Out of Your Control," and "Finding a Way Out When You Feel Trapped." Affirming the importance and worth of each reader, Santora shows readers how to turn around even the must difficult life situations.
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  • Howard Books | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416597575 | 
  • June 2010
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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

This reading group guide for Turn it Around includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Frank Santora. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


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.

Discussion Questions

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

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