Inspirational Series with Jim Munroe - World Leaders Forum | Judson University

WLF Inspirational Series 

Renowned author, magician, and cancer survivor Jim Munroe filled the room with laughter, tears and amazement at Judson University’s third annual World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series held October 9 at 7 p.m. in Herrick Chapel. In 2009, Munroe was one of the most sought-after magicians in the world, known for his bewildering acts of illusion that left audiences yearning for more. After receiving a harrowing leukemia diagnosis and being given only months to live, Munroe beat the odds thanks to a lifesaving bone marrow donation from a young Wisconsin woman.

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Jim Munroe


Author and Cancer Survivor

A highly sought-after magician known for bewildering acts of illusion, Jim Munroe received a harrowing leukemia diagnosis in 2009 that would change his life. Since his lifesaving bone marrow transplant, which he calls a "medical and philosophical miracle," Munroe has been sharing his story with audiences worldwide and asking the question: "Could there be something bigger going on behind the scenes of the world that we experience every day?"

Munroe's performance, the MAZE, is an innovative approach to entertainment that immerses audiences in Munroe's story. Through the mystery and magic, Munroe challenges audiences to search for the truth. He is the author of The Charlatan: The Skeptical, Mysterious, Supernatural True Story of a Christian Magician, and a regular speaker at conferences, corporations and events around the world. He lives outside of Dallas, Texas, with his wife and two children. 

Jim Munroe has been called revolutionary, bold and crazy - and you'll never forget him once you witness him for yourself. Learn more about Jim here by watching his I Am Second video.


About the World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series

The goal of the World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series is to offer Judson students and the Chicagoland community an opportunity to be inspired by significant thought leaders. In the 2015 event, Nick Vujicic, who was born without legs or arms, carried a memorable message of appreciating life and finding happiness. Judson’s signature event, the World Leaders Forum, has featured former heads of state including President George W. Bush, Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and Mexican President Felipe Calderón; as well as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan.

All proceeds fund Judson leadership scholarships and innovative entrepreneurial activities as well as support on-going operational purposes of the World Leaders Forum. In addition to financial aid, Judson Leadership Scholars have access to unique opportunities for cultivating leadership skills through the World Leaders Forum and monthly meetings with the Judson President. Student scholars receive leadership training and financial aid based on their academic merit, leadership qualities, and financial need. To be eligible, a student must show attributes of entrepreneurship, creativity, leadership, innovation, mission and faith.

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