Christian Illusionist |
After a promising career in baseball ended in disappointment and confusion with a blown shoulder at the University of Texas, Munroe turned his mind towards investigating various philosophies and beliefs. Despite significant doubt at the time in the idea of a god, Munroe absorbed and tested Christianity as he searched for meaning. This investigation into the unknown and the supernatural also manifested itself in another pursuit: Magic.
Munroe loved magic. It blended perfectly with his belief that God existed in smoke and mirrors, alone. To Munroe, behind every religious curtain was a lie. However, the further he investigated Jesus, the more convinced he became of the unique claims of Christianity. And just as his magic career was taking off, Munroe found himself following Christ as his teacher.
By 2009, Munroe had become one of the most sought after magicians in the world; touring hundreds of cities and seeing sold out concert halls and theaters at almost every venue. It was at this time, his journey took an unexpected turn. His life was flipped upside down by a devastating diagnosis that gave him only a few months to live: Leukemia.
“Where do you turn when you have nothing but God to turn to?” Jim asks the crowds to whom he now speaks. “There’s something about facing death square in the eyes that changes your perspective… You realize that there’s something bigger than you going on behind the scenes of your life.”
Today, Jim Munroe is the author of “The Charlatan” and a sought after speaker at conferences and events around the world. His most recent speaking engagements included appearances at The Dream Center LA and the Catalyst Conference. Jim’s story is widely recognized from its feature with I Am Second. When he is not speaking or writing, he leads a theatrical production company called The Maze which performs throughout the world. He is a member of Gateway Church and lives with his wife and two children just outside Dallas, TX.