Guideposts

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Guideposts is a spiritual non-profit organization that encourages wellness through inspirational content creation. Founded in 1945 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Raymond Thornburg, and Peale's wife, Ruth Stafford Peale[1] with just one inaugural magazine, Guideposts has since grown to publish annual devotionals, books about faith, Christian fiction novels, five spiritual magazines, prayer content, as well as a content rich website for daily inspiration.[2] Guideposts has outreach programs to encourage wellness and help lifts the spirits of those in need – including military personnel, military families, support groups, hospitalized children, etc.

Guideposts
Guideposts
Guideposts Logo
Guideposts Company Logo
MottoGuideposts – A nonprofit inspiring millions!
Formation1945 (1945)
Founder
Founded atNew York City
TypeNon-profit
Registration no.20-3779200
Legal status501 C3
PurposeTo Inspire Lives & Encourage Wellbeing
Professional title
Religious Organization
HeadquartersDanbury, CT
Location
  • 39 Old Ridgebury Rd Ste 27, Danbury, CT 06810-5122
  • 110 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY
Products
Services
CEO & President
John Temple
Subsidiaries
  • Guideposts Foundation, Inc
  • OurPrayer
  • Guideposts Outreach Ministries
WebsiteGuideposts.org

The Guideposts organization, which also maintains an outreach ministry service, is currently headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, with additional offices in New York City and Nashville, Tennessee.

The Guideposts magazineEdit

The 1945 inaugural issue of Guideposts magazine,[3] which was printed and distributed to 10,000 Americans, was a four-page leaflet meant to encourage and uplift individuals, particularly soldiers returning home from the war. The inaugural issue also contained a story by World War I Ace, Eddie Rickenbacker. Although a fire destroyed the magazine's circulation files in 1947, the publication was saved thanks to publicity from radio broadcaster Lowell Thomas, and an article in Reader's Digest.

By 1952, there were 500,000 subscribers to the magazine and is now, in 2018, circulated to more than 2,000,000 subscribers and receivers of the outreach gifting programs in the United States. The magazine is non-denominational, avoids politics and controversy and does not accept advertising.[4]

Each monthly issue of Guideposts magazine contains articles by people of all ages, races, and backgrounds, recounting how their faith in God, or the wisdom of an older relative or mentor, helped them through personal challenges. These can include grief, poverty, relocation, serious personal or family illness, unemployment, health issues, caregiver stress and strained personal relationships. Surviving natural disasters, accidents, and becoming stranded on wilderness adventures are also frequent topics. Most articles contain a snapshot of the author, along with an artistic illustration showing the situation. Monthly lead cover articles often feature the story of a noted entertainer, professional athlete, or other celebrity who rose from poverty. The magazine also judges and awards monetary awards for stories by teenage authors. Guideposts is nonsectarian and welcomes Protestant, Catholic, Jewish writers, and more. A separate youth edition, published for several years, has been discontinued.

List of Guideposts BooksEdit

Guideposts curates and authors multiple genres of books, all of which are uplifting and spiritual. The books range from religious prayer, to daily devotionals, to one-off inspirational novels and full cozy mystery fiction series.

DevotionalsEdit

Guideposts provides free daily devotions on their website to help those seeking inspiration, comfort, and closeness to their faith. Guideposts also releases annual devotional books and magazines for purchase, or donation.

Title Description Author
Mornings With Jesus Mornings With Jesus is a daily devotional publication consisting of daily readings composed of brief Scripture quotes, and an uplifting devotions about how Jesus’ life and teachings. The contributing writers share relatable insights and reflections. Editors of Guideposts
All God's Creatures All God's Creatures is a daily devotional publication consisting of daily readings composed of brief Scripture quotes, and humorous animal stories about God's animals. Editors of Guideposts
Daily Guideposts Daily Guideposts is a daily devotional publication consisting of daily readings composed true stories from 40+ contributing writers, daily personal prayers, Bible verses, and additional Scripture. Editors of Guideposts
The Daily Dog The Daily Dog is a daily devotional publication consisting of short devotionals incorporating a spiritual lesson with a brief prayer. Edward Grinnan
Holding God's Hand Holding God's Hand is a devotional publication consisting of 9 chapters dedicated to specific needs. Each chapter contains two-minute meditations, spiritual quotes, Bible verses, blessings, and prayers. Editors of Guideposts
Every Day with Jesus Every Day with Jesus is a daily devotional publication consisting of 365 devotions that distill the wisdom of Jesus’ most important teachings into short readings. The devotions are written to bring comfort and reassurance to everyday people. Editors of Guideposts

Bible ResourcesEdit

Guideposts provides free daily devotions on their website to help those seeking inspiration, comfort, and closeness to their faith. Guideposts also releases annual devotional books and magazines for purchase, or donation.

Title Description Author
Mornings with Jesus Daily Bible Mornings With Jesus Daily Bible is bible designed for easy, daily readings. Each page of the publication is written with reflection about Jesus that ties into the Scripture. Editors of Guideposts
The Woman's Study Bible The Woman's Study Bible is a study Bible publication that addresses issues women face, helping to explore Scripture with greater understanding of God’s love and care for women.
A Closer Walk With Jesus A Closer Walk With Jesus is a publication consisting of a collection of over eighty true stories written to bring readers a greater awareness of Jesus in their own lives and encourage them in their own spiritual walk. Editors of Guideposts
Guideposts Companion Bible Guideposts Companion Bible is a 6 section publication that simplifies the bible using conversational writing. Editors of Guideposts
Navigate: How the Bible Can Help You in Every Aspect of Your Life Navigate: How the Bible Can Help You in Every Aspect of Your Life is a publication written by Dr. Peale, in which he shares a powerful road map for navigating life's problems, helping readers find new confidence and purpose, conquer stress, and strengthen relationships. Norman Vincent Peale
Know The Words of Jesus Know The Words of Jesus is a publication designed as an easy-to-read 30-chapter guide to knowing and understanding the words of Jesus. J. Stephen Lang
Know The Bible in 30 Days Know The Bible in 30 Days is a publication designed as an easy-to-read 30-chapter guide through the Genesis to Revelation. J. Stephen Lang
The Helpfinder Bible The Helpfinder Bible is a Bible publication designed for the present time, simplifying the text of the New Living Translation.
The Jesus Bible The Helpfinder Bible is a Bible publication which identifies the connections of Jesus throughout the old and new testaments. Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias, Ramdy Alcorn
When God Makes Lemonade When God Makes Lemonade is a publication consisting of true stories showing most of life’s challenges are actually blessings in disguise. Don Jacobson
When God Winks When God Winks is a publication consisting of true stories that demonstrate God’s everyday presence. The stories reflect upon the many ways God cares, watches and touches readers' lives. Squire Rushnell

Writing contestsEdit

Guideposts Magazine sponsors two writing contests. The annual Guideposts Young Writers Contest awards a total of $25,000 in scholarship funds to high school juniors and seniors whose personal true stories are chosen for publication in the magazine. The Guideposts Writers Workshop Contest, held every other year, offers winners a free writing clinic with established authors in Rye, New York, for five days, all expenses paid.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Guideposts Magazine – "Christian" or New Age?". Rapidnet. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.washingtontimes.com, The Washington Times. "Guideposts magazine: 70 years of 'power of prayer'". The Washington Times. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "Top 100 U.S. Magazines by Circulation" (PDF). PSA Research Center. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Religion in America;NEWLN:Guideposts magazine: 'best kept secret'". United Press International. Retrieved February 7, 2020.

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