Guideposts 75th Anniversary

Actress Ruth Hussey
Power of Prayer

Guideposts Classics: Ruth Hussey on Answered Prayer

In this story from April 1953, the Academy Award-nominated actress shares how an answered prayer helped her portray a role she found daunting: the Virgin Mary.

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The aftermath of the 1964 Alaska earthquake
Stories of Hope

The Bad Good Friday and the Inspiring Easter That Followed

In this story from April 1965, the wife of politician Lowell Thomas, Jr., recalls the earthquake that struck Alaska in 1964.

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Actor Neil Hamilton as Commissioner Gordon
Power of Prayer

Guideposts Classics: Neil Hamilton on Asking for Prayer

In this story from January 1967, actor Neil Hamilton, then starring as Commissioner Gordon on the popular TV series Batman, tells of a dramatic crossroad in his life.

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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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1950s teens line up for the polio vaccine
Coping With Illness

His Son's Brave Battle to Recover from Polio Bolstered a Father's Faith

In this story from the October 1954 issue of Guideposts, a father writes a touching letter to his son.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr
Stories of Hope

Bart Starr: The First Super Bowl MVP on the Importance of Confidence

In this story from January 1968, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr recalls how the legendary coach Vince Lombardi instilled confidence in Starr and his teammates.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and playwright Herman Wouk
Stories of Faith

Guideposts Classics: Herman Wouk on the Blessings of the Sabbath

In this excerpt from his book This Is My God, as seen in the August 1961 issue of Guideposts, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Herman Wouk shares why he so valued Judaism's observance of the Sabbath.

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Former Iran hostage Kathryn Koob
Stories of Faith

The Morning Prayer That Helped Her Survive Captivity

Kathryn Koob, one of 52 Americans taken hostage in Iran on November 4, 1979, shares how her faith helped her endure the 444-day ordeal.

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Eddie and his wife, Connie, on a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Stories of Hope

A Veteran's Emotional Visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

He lost his legs in Vietnam but his commander lost his life. Would he ever be able to forgive himself?

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Actor James Earl Jones
Movies and TV

Guideposts Classics: James Earl Jones on the Importance of Mentoring

In this story from November 1993, the award-winning actor pays tribute to the teacher who helped him find his voice as an actor.

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