Chicken Soup for the Soul:

Finding My Faith

101 Inspirational Stories About Life, Belief, and Spiritual Renewal

Susan M. Heim

Writer / Editor / Blogger

Whether you're finding faith for the first time, or looking for renewal, you'll love these stories. Family, friends, or even strangers can inspire faith. Faith can show up in a miracle or an everyday event. It can hit you like a sledgehammer or whisper in your ear. Everyone's "faith story" is different, including:


  • Christine, who thought she was attending her last Mass ever, but was knocked to her knees during Communion and heard God's voice say, "Welcome home!"
  • Jeffrey, who asked God to motivate his dejected young son to fight his brain tumor, and then was amazed as Charlie Daniels made the boy his special guest at a concert
  • Ginny, who was planning to take her own life until a co-worker persuaded her to take a different path -- but later denied being at the office that day!
  • Patrick's daughter-in-law, who was about to be attacked by an assailant, until she called out to God, causing the man to turn away
  • David, who felt guilty about letting leaves blow onto the pristine lawn of a neighbor who later committed suicide, but found a divine message from the man -- a leaf in his pocket during the memorial service
  • Shawnelle, whose marriage was faltering until a snowstorm led the couple into a church where the pastor's words turned around their relationship with each other and with Jesus