Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
7 Inspiring and Entertaining Books to Read This Summer
Books

7 Inspiring and Entertaining Books to Read This Summer

Dig into these page-turning mysteries, Bible-inspired stories and laugh-out loud comedies from Guideposts. 

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Healing
Power of Prayer

3 Ways to Pray for Healing from the Bible

Examples of when Jesus answered desperate prayers for help with miracles.

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Jocelyn Wofford; photo by Whitney Curtis
Exercise

After Years of Inactivity, She Chose God as Her Running Coach

She initially took up running to inspire her mother, who was in rehab following a stroke. But it turned out she was also doing it to inspire herself.  

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Freedom
Stories of Hope

How Passover Helps Us Emerge from Life’s ‘Narrow Straits’

Coming through a tight place into the openness of freedom is a story for the ages—and for our time.

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Roger Mudd
Inspiring Stories

Remembering an Act of Kindness from Roger Mudd

How the great network news anchor helped a cub reporter feel not so clumsy.

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Chuck Avery training a dog
Dogs

This Cancer Survivor is Giving Shelter Dogs a Second Chance at Life

Chuck Avery rehabilitates dogs with aggression and other behavioral issues.

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Positive-Self-Talk
Positive Thinking

7 Ways to Boost Your Positive Self-Talk This Year

What is positive self-talk and how can it improve your mood, relationships and overall confidence in 2021?

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Four-year-old Serghik Mikayelyan sits under a Knit for Kids blanket
People Helping People

Knit for Kids Is Helping the World One Stitch at a Time

Thanks to volunteer knitters and award-winning author, Debbie Macomber, the program has delivered items to over half a million children in need. 

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Couple watching videos on their tablet
Stories of Hope

Watch Guideposts’ Top Videos of 2020

Prayer tips, personal stories and inspirational messages were popular amongst our readers throughout the year.

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Simone Gordon; Photo credit: Simone Gordon
Angels

How She Became the Black Fairy Godmother

Despite her own struggles, she used Facebook and Instagram to help people in need all across the country. 

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