In Hearts Turn Michael Sugich, author of Signs on the Horizons, tells stories that are harrowing and hilarious, heartrending and bizarre, profane and transcendent, and altogether full of hope, showing how men and women from many parts of the world and many walks of life have turned themselves around and taken a fork in the road toward a higher reality.

“This book is a declaration of mercy and certainty. Formed of a collection of stories I’ve experienced, read or heard, about how malleable the human heart can be and how wrongdoing, remorse, need, and yearning intersect with Divine Compassion, Forgiveness and Guidance. It is also about the sudden transitions from confusion to clarity, from sin to virtue, from sleep to wakefulness, from ignorance to knowledge, from foolishness to wisdom. And finally it is about the path of our lives, which leads us gradually, and for those who God favors, inexorably to salvation.”

Join Michael as he discusses this important and thoughtful new work.


About The Author

Michael Sugich

Michael Sugich is the project leader and series editor of the Exemplars for Our Time book series receiving its worldwide launch at the Bradford Literature Festival 2022. He is also a contributing author of four biographies within the series. Mr. Sugich is the author of Signs on the Horizons: Meetings with Men of Knowledge and Illumination and Hearts Turn: Sinners, Seekers, Saints and the Road to Redemption and other books. He has been a professional writer for forty years. A native of Santa Barbara, California in the USA, he studied at the University of California at Los Angeles (ucla) and the California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts). He was initiated into a traditional Sufi order in 1972. Since that time, he has studied Islam and Sufi doctrine with spiritual masters across the Arab and Islamic world. He lived for twenty-two years in the precincts of the sacred city of Makkah al-Mukarrama where he kept company with many men of knowledge and illumination. He lives in Istanbul.