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
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

Woman interpreting her dreams

Interpreting your dreams can be a useful tool to change your life.

by Julie Mehta
, New York, New York

An Easter butterfly brought hope

A stressed out bride-to-be finds hope and comfort in a sign from an animal angel.

by Brenda Wagner
, South Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Mary Beth Chapman fought depression with faith.

The wife of Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman almost let depression get the best of her. See what brought her back from the edge.

by Mary Beth Chapman
, Franklin, Tennessee

Edward Grinnan and his Golden Retriever Millie

Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan talks about how his book, The Promise of Hope, came to be.

Rick and Jessica Marshall

I held on to hope that Rick and I would get married. This is the story of our proposal of marriage, Chicago-style.

by Jessica Bloustein

Journey of faith in the Holy Land

A woman's journey back to faith and happiness begins in the Holy Land.

by Stephanie Thompson
, Edmond, Oklahoma

Edward and and his dog Millie

Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan shares a powerful exercise for creating the change you want to make.

by Edward Grinnan
, New York, New York

Reynolds Price

One of America's most distinguished writers tells of an inexplicable encounter in Galilee

by Reynolds Price
, Durham, North Carolina

Mark Buehrle gives dogs hope through Sox for Strays

When a lost dog was found badly injured, this baseball player stepped up to the plate.

by Ron Berler

A widow finds new hope in life through a dream.

by Betty Sahlberg
, Harrison, Maine

Karol Ladd

No matter what happens in a person's life, these three simple steps, along with hope and faith, can help one find peace and keep self-pity at bay.

by Karol Ladd
, Author of "The Power of a Positive Mom"

Faith helps June Scobee Rodgers go on after Challenger explosion

Twenty-five years ago our country lost a dream. This woman lost so much more. How did she go on? Faith guided her.

by June Scobee Rodgers
, Chattanooga, Tennessee

C.S. Lewis

Our Facebook fans turn to Lewis for faith, hope and the magic beyond the wardrobe.

by Alina Larson

A living nativity in the village of Għajnsielem, Gozo, Malta

View these beautiful creches and living nativities from around the globe.

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