Survival Stories

Be moved by the survival stories of those who beat the odds and lived to tell some amazing tales.
A stone stair in the way up to blue sky
Guideposts News

Guideposts’ New YouTube Channel 'Witnessing Heaven': First-Hand Accounts of Near-Death-Experiences

Heaven, God, deceased loves ones—all seen by people who have experienced the afterlife and live to tell about it.  

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Illustration of two lifeguards
Angels

The Two Angels That Saved Her from Drowning

Caught in a riptide and struggling to breathe, she didn't think she'd make it back to shore alive.

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Len Ludwig between climbs
God's Grace

The Life-Saving Voice on the Mountain

A rock climber gets some heaven-sent help after losing his grip during a free-climb on Mount Thompson. 

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Ruby Bridges Hall in front of WIlliam Frantz Public School
Stories of Hope

In 1960 Little Ruby Bridges Bravely Entered an All-White School

20 years ago this month she told Guideposts the story of how faith, family—and one amazing teacher—helped her overcome her fear.

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Nanook the dog in the snow.
Dogs

How This Dog Rescues People in the Alaskan Wilderness

Meet Nanook, an Alaskan husky who's more than just a pet—he's a canine hero.

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Jim returns to the site of his miraculous rescue
God's Grace

Bubba's Miraculous Encounter with God

A freak accident left him convinced he was going to die, but as he lay by the side of a country road awaiting the end, a figure bathed in bright light brought him new hope.

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Photo: Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs/Facebook
Dogs

Comfort Dogs for Orlando

In the wake of tragedy, an offering of love and healing

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Lynne Nichols with her son, Ben.
Healing

A Mother’s Love

Sometimes it’s the only thing on earth that can save us

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How our faith makes us better people.
Coping With Illness

Embracing Faith

How we become better people–even in sickness–through our faith

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Guideposts: Journalist Edith Rosenbaum Russell
God's Grace

A Titanic Survivor Story

When fashion journalist Edith Rosenbaum Russell boarded the RMS Titanic on April 10, 1912, she didn’t know that a pig would end up saving her life.

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