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

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

Like many other people, I sometimes find reading the Bible just a bit overwhelming. But when I pick it up and chart my own way in encountering what it has to say, I find things there I never really heard before.

by David Morris

Do you ever read just to grab a factoid or catch up on celebrity gossip? Have you ever read a book just to say you read it? I know an antidote to that kind of reading.

by David Morris

Museum of Biblical Art in Manhattan

The King James Bible celebrates its 400th birthday in a unique exhibit at the Museum of Biblical Art.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

A stranger answers a woman's prayer, igniting her faith.

by Yvonne Willis
, Chesterfield, Virginia

Beth Moore on positive affirmation

Why couldn’t my husband give me the affirmation that I needed?

by Beth Moore


The words that renewed one woman's hope at just the right moment.

by Grace Lundmark
, Tyler, Texas

Edward Grinnan

Edward Grinnan walks you through the process of using your imagination to help you achieve personal growth.


Inspirational Story of Disabled Duck Inspires Hope

This duckling grew not into a swan but into a much revered teacher who inspires hope in everyone she meets.

by Brian J. Lowney


picture of flowers: (Photo credit: Klaus Lucka)

Take a moment to be inspired by the beauty of the season’s floral feast.


After years of searching, one woman finally finds the right school for her son...and a renewed sense of hope.

by Julia Attaway


Woman looking sad and distressed

How to heal the emotional, mental and spiritual trauma of suddenly losing everything.

by Alina Larson
, New York, New York

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