The Promise of Hope: How True Stories of Hope and Inspiration Saved My Life and How They Can Transform Yours

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There is Nothing Quite Like Hearing the Extraordinary Personal Story of a fellow traveler on life's journey. Stories remind us that we are not alone. We all share similar paths of adversity, triumph and joy.

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The Promise of Hope: How True Stories of Hope and Inspiration Saved My Life and How They Can Transform Yours

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Overview

There is Nothing Quite Like Hearing the Extraordinary Personal Story of a fellow traveler on life's journey. Stories remind us that we are not alone. We all share similar paths of adversity, triumph and joy.

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Guideposts Magazine is based on the premise that a little inspiration can change your day, even your life. In that spirit, Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan is now sharing soul-lifting stories about how he and others recovered from problems of severe addiction and depression. With their emphasis on faith and self-empowerment, each of these detailed personal accounts has the potential to bolster readers' sense of hope. This carefully planned book also contains 9 keys to powerful personal change. (P.S. Guideposts own history is inspirational: The magazine began as a four-page leaflet in 1947 and now enjoys a circulation of 2.3 million.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824948153
  • Publisher: Ideals Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 534,752
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction: Find a Job, Any Job 1

Chapter 1 Honesty 5

Chapter 2 Willingness 25

Chapter 3 Imagination 49

Chapter 4 Commitment 73

Chapter 5 Faith 99

Chapter 6 Forgiveness 129

Chapter 7 Acceptance 161

Chapter 8 Resilience 203

Chapter 9 Love 247

Acknowledgments 276

Online Resources 278

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2011

    Formatted Incorrectly

    This is the second Nook book I have ordered that is incorrectly formatted for the book from the publisher, Guideposts. I don't know how many others are incorrectly formatted.

    In this book, the font is very tiny and it cannot be resized. I think they should stop offering Nook editions until they can do it correctly. This is the only publisher I have encountered on Barnes and Noble with this problem. Daily Guideposts 2011 is also unreadable.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    THIS BOOK IS A MUST-READ!

    I HAVE BEEN AN ADMIRER OF EDWARD GRINNAN'S WORK FOR SOME TIME AND LOOKED FORWARD TO READING HIS STORY WITH UNABASHED ENTHUSIASM. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. THE RESULT- A COLLECTION OF SOME OF THE MOST INSPIRING STORIES HIGHLIGHTED IN GUIDEPOSTS INTERWOVEN WITH EDWARD'S PERSONAL STORY- WAS HEARTBREAKING AND HEARTWARMING. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE BOOK DELIVERED WHAT ITS TITLE PROCLAIMED: THE PROMISE OF HOPE. I HAVE READ THIS BOOK TWICE AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY I WAS MOVED, MOTIVATED, AND LEFT WITH A RENEWED SENSE OF HAPPINESS. YOU, DEAR READER, WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2011

    wrong print

    I eagarly awaited this book to download. When I tried to read it I had to almost stop immediately. The font is so small it gives me a headache to read much at one time. Why can't the font bechanged? Tried all sizes and no change! If you really want to read this go to Guideposts and order the book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    BRAVO,Mr. Grinnan!! What a testament!

    What a powerful work the Lord has done in Mr. Grinnan's life, & the lives of the others featured in the book. This book touched me more than I imagined it could. Mr. Grinnan's story was so compelling & honestly told - my respect & admiration for him skyrocketed after reading this book &,even more so, my gratitude to a compassionate God who does "exceedingly abundantly more than we could ask or imagine".

    I loved the way the book was structured w/ amazing Guideposts stories interwoven with Mr. Grinnan's to illustrate the 9 "keys" to personal change. I've read numerous books on this sort of personal change but this introduced aspects I don't remember others ever covering but that I knew were Truth as soon as I heard them (e.g. imagination, resilience).

    I listened to the audiobook, then bought the print version. Initially it took me a bit to get used to the narrator of the audiobook but by the end he seemed like an old friend. I just can't say enough about how much I love & recommend this book.

    (P.S. As a LONG time B&N member, I've bought a lot of books/movies/music over the years but confess I've submitted less than a handful of reviews - so for me to do this says a lot in & of itself! I'm submitting as 'anonymous' because I can't change my B&N account "pen name" - a very odd restriction!)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    highly recommend

    No matter what your own struggle may be, you will be able to relate in some way to the absolute amazing way lives can be transformed. And, you will realize hope is always present. Never give up. The way Edward Grinnan intertwined his own story throughout makes it especially interesting. The last few words of the book sums it all up. I loved it! Had bought it for my sister, just thought I'd read the cover and glance through it. I couldn't put it down. Now I don't want to part with it , so I'm buying her another copy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Extremely hopeful

    This book will renew your faith. Edward Grinnan not only tells amazing stories of faith that will strengthen your own, but he also reveals his personal life struggle for the first time publically which also helps the reader takes a more honest look at their own life. I highly recommend this book for those on a serious faith journey.

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