The editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine presents life-changing stories -- including his own recovery from addiction and depression -- that demonstrate the simple keys to personal change and fulfillment. Years of listening to other people's stories of going through tough times, hoping to overcome difficult odds, or trying to find a way to make a difference in the world brought Edward Grinnan to the understanding that personal change is vital to achieving success. In each chapter of The Promise of Hope, Grinnan weaves the tales of other people with his own story to reveal how each of us can learn about the keys to powerful personal change: honesty, willingness, imagination, commitment, faith, forgiveness, acceptance, resilience, and love. He shows these principles at work in his own never-before told personal struggle with alcoholism, and how he has learned through his own missteps to accept change and become the person he was meant to be. Through the telling of these stories, each of us can find inspiration and a positive approach to daily living. By listening to the real-life experiences of Edward Grinnan and others, each of us can find a way to change and grow. As we share Grinnan's struggles and eventual triumphs, each of us will be invited to share our own stories and consider how the nine keys can make a true difference.