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.

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.

Gary Sinise Honored with Patriot Award for His Work with Veterans

Gary Sinise Receives Patriot Award for His Work with Veterans

The actor’s foundation hosts several programs and builds specially adapted homes for wounded soldiers. 

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Journalist and author Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden's Happiness Plan

The journalist and author shares six ways to stay positive, motivated and active later in life.

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Actor Neil Hamilton as Commissioner Gordon

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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Katie Brown

Katie Brown: A Mother’s Prayer Answered

The popular TV host feared she was not up to the task of helping her adopted daughter overcome the obstacles she would face. An empathetic doctor showed her otherwise.

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Lifestyle expert Katie Brown

Katie Brown on the Everyday Blessings of Faith

The popular lifestyle expert discusses her book "Dare to See: Discovering God in the Everyday" and shares how her faith influences and impacts her life and career.

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Before every show, I ask God to make sure my words have meaning and that people feel included, Tamron Hall says.

Tamron Hall: Speaking Out on Behalf of Domestic Violence Victims

After her sister was murdered, the broadcast journalist was inspired to shine a light on the widespread issue of domestic abuse.

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Journalist and broadcaster Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall on the People Who Influence Her Faith Life

The popular talk show host gets personal, discussing those who inspire her every day.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr

Guideposts Classics: Bart Starr 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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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.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and playwright Herman Wouk

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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Jessye Norman, Tim Conway and Rachel Held Evans

Guideposts Says Goodbye: Notable Deaths of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, Guideposts pauses to remember some of the inspiring individuals who left us over the past 12 months.

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Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury

Karen Kingsbury on Her 'Red Gloves' Christmas Book Collection

The best-selling author talks about her three-book set, the Red Glove Collection, available from Guideposts Books.

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Joanne and Fred Rogers in 1992

How Mr. Rogers Spread God's Love Everywhere

As Tom Hanks portrays her husband in a new movie, his widow recalls her long life with the beloved TV star. 

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