These true stories of answered prayers, divine intervention, messages from heaven and miraculous healing will give you hope and deepen your faith.
Miracles happen every day—to people from all walks of life. You’ll be inspired, awed and comforted by these 101 stories from ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences, including:
• Maggie, who told her mom at age 12 that she would marry the handsome star of her favorite movie, and then through a series of coincidences met him as an adult while an actress. She and Mark have been married more than 40 years.
• Cherri, who dreamt she found her drowned toddler floating in a neighbor’s pool after an extensive search. When she awoke, her son was actually missing. Cherri ran straight to the neighbor’s and found her son kneeling at the edge of the pool.
• Robert, who was pronounced dead after 30 minutes of CPR but whose wife insisted the doctor go back in and keep trying. All Robert remembers is an angel who kept pushing him away from the threshold of a serene blue-lit place he wanted to enter.
• Sherry, the Army officer who lost the diamond from her ring on the first day of training, spent weeks looking for it, and prayed during her graduation for it to be returned to her. Then she looked down and saw it in the mud between her boots.
• Lynn, who dreamt she saw a couple leave their newborn by a well where two women found her. A year later, Lynn adopted a one-year-old girl from China. When she and her daughter visited the orphanage 14 years later they saw the well where she had been left and met the two women who found her, exactly as in the dream.
Newmark (The Forgiveness Fix), editor-in-chief and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, serves up a spirited collection of stories written by the people who experienced miraculous events. Including quick stories of brushes with danger, like a mom who witnessed an unseen force throw an attacking dog off of her son, and unexplainable healings, such as a four-year-old whose family was told he would die but was brought back from the brink of death without explanation, each tale provides examples of events that strengthened the faith of those who lived through them. Included are multiple instances of people who heard God speaking to them whether out of thin air or through a messenger, with each culminating in a miracle. There are also some less spectacular encounters and events that Newmark believes are verifiable miracles the unlikely meeting of old friends in an elevator, a check arriving a decade late in the exact amount needed for a new purchase. These stories will leave readers who already believe in miracles with renewed faith.