Stories Of Hope

      Guideposts co-founder and best-selling author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
      once turned around the old saying, “Where there is life there is hope,”
      to “Where there is hope there is life.” Why did he do this? Because, as
      he put it, “You’re never beaten down as long as you have hope.”

      The real-life stories of hope here show how individuals in desperate
      straits 
clung to a glimmer of hope and were richly rewarded. Read on
      and discover the message 
of hope in these truly inspiring stories.

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Stories of Hope

Roberta Messner (left) and her former teacher Mrs. Barrett

A favorite teacher still has inspiration to share, years after graduation.

by Roberta Messner
, Huntington, West Virginia

There is great joy in this season, but the more you know joy, the more you are aware of the struggle it stands against.

by David Morris

Marjorie Kinney

An inspired church community makes a difference for cancer patients with their sewing and kitchen skills.

by Marjorie Kinney
, Decatur, Georgia

Carolyn Maull McKinstry

A woman scarred at an early age by violence begins the healing process, thanks to faith and forgiveness.

by Carolyn Maull McKinstry
, Birmingham, Alabama

A devotional that will help you focus on the living, breathing person of Jesus, every day, all year long.

by David Morris

If you're looking for some hope and inspiration, I’m excited to recommend a book that can help just about anyone: 25 Books Every Christian Should Read.

by David Morris

Matthew West

Singer-songwriter Matthew West shares the behind-the-scenes stories of two of his songs on his latest CD, The Heart of Christmas.


Some books stay around for decades. But why haven’t more books telling stories of hope and faith come along? Has God stopped doing extraordinary work in our lives?

by David Morris

I was recently reminded that sometimes I see the world through anxieties and fears, which drive me to act in ways that are anything but tender.

by David Morris

Guideposts staffers lift their voices in song to share the spirit of the season.

In this series of videos, Guideposts staffers lift their voices in song to share the spirit of the season with our readers.


If we can’t offer words of hope at the right time and place, with power and passion, then let's not say them.

by David Morris

Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan with his dog Millie

Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan discusses his book, The Promise of Hope, and tells his own inspiring story of change.


As we recover from an unusual early snowstorm, here are ten signs of hope I didn’t expect from life coming to a halt like this.

by David Morris

David Wilkerson's The Cross and the Switchblade is a classic true inspirational story and a testament to the astonishing things that can happen when you claim a bold faith.

by David Morris

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