Turnaround God, by Charlotte Gambill - Book Review

The cross was the turning point for all humanity to receive their Savior. The price was paid for sin – the ultimate turnaround.  Charlotte Gambill shows us that we are custodians of that same turnaround power in her book Turnaround God: Discovering God’s Transformational Power. God wants us to work with Him to turn around our world, but she explains that we allow doubts and fears to question and limit this power in our own lives.

Charlotte Gambill, international speaker and author, speaks onto the page with an authoritative voice, alternating Bible stories with present day illustrations and her own personal turnaround stories.  She shows how to practice the turnaround adventure our own lives by giving perspective of the obstacles that hinder, urging commitment that comes through maturity, and then putting the turnaround experience into action.  Her passion shines on the pages.

Like the author, I am also passionate about how God illustrates redemption (turnaround power) in our own lives and many different levels, so I was excited to read this book.  However, I had a hard time finishing it.  Each chapter is divided into smaller sections that make it easy to set it aside and ponder – except there wasn't much substance for pondering.  In addition, the sections were short and choppy.  She writes with many one-liners that would be great for tweets, but it didn’t necessarily propel me onward to the next page.  Furthermore, nearly every other page was interrupted with a highlighted quote that would break my train of thought. 

While this book just wasn’t for me, I know women who feel desperately in need of a turnaround who might find hope here and be inspired by it.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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