Celebrity Stories

When celebrities have true stories of hope and inspiration to tell, they tell them to Guideposts. In these stories by celebrities, in their own words, they open up about the uplifting moments that inspire them and the challenges they've overcome. Celebrity stories are not about glamour and fame. Instead, they are about real people who made their dreams come true.

Jean and Alex Trebek

Jean Trebek on Finding Joy with Her Husband Alex Despite His Pancreatic Cancer

Faith, family and friends have seen this loving couple through their greatest challenge.

Actor Joel McCrea

Guideposts Classics: Joel McCrea on God's Guidance

In this story from April 1954, the acclaimed actor shares how he learned to seek God's will when making life and career decisions.

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Actor David Niven

Guideposts Classics: David Niven's Christmas Prayer

In this story from December 1963, the Oscar winner recalls a wartime Christmas Eve when his practice of praying before turning in for the night proved an inspiration to his fellow soldiers.

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Jen Hatmaker

Jen Hatmaker: My Faith Empowers Me

The acclaimed—and outspoken—author, blogger and television personality shares how faith helped her forge her own path.

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Country music legend Dolly Parton

Behind the Scenes with Dolly Parton

In this exclusive video, we take a peek at the photo shoot for the country music legend's fourth Guideposts cover.

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Country music legend Eddy Arnold

Guideposts Classics: Eddy Arnold on the Value of Aiming High

In this story from September 1972, the country music legend shares a lesson from his father about recognizing the good in people—and in himself.

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Country music legend Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton: Dream Big, Pray Big

Fueled by her unflappable faith, the country music legend has never been afraid to aim high.

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Ben and Erin Napier

Erin and Ben Napier Are 'Home Town' Strong

There are big things coming up for the HGTV hosts, including a spin-off of their popular TV show, but for now, they are isolating at home with their daughter.

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Actor Glenn Ford

Guideposts Classics: Glenn Ford on the Blessings of Sunday School

In this story from April 1956, the popular film star shares how becoming a father reminded him of the importance of regular church attendance.

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Walt Disney

Guideposts Classics: Walt Disney on Divine Inspiration

In this story from June 1949, the beloved filmmaker shares how his faith informed his life and career.

Television personality Amy Matthews

TV Host Amy Matthews on Remaining Open to God's Plan

The DIY home improvement expert studied acting and music. But ultimately God led her back to the life that had first started with her church youth group.

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Fred Rogers, Corrie ten Boom and James Stewart

20 Favorite 'Guideposts Classics' Stories

In our 75 years, Guideposts has published inspiring stories from people in every field of creative endeavor from Al Roker to Corrie ten Boom, Fred Rogers and Tim Conway.

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Dolly Parton sits on a bed in PJs, children's book in hand

Dolly Parton to Read Children's Books on 'Goodnight with Dolly'

The beloved singer, actress and philanthropist is launching an online series where she reads children's books for all to enjoy.

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Actress Ruth Hussey

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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