Workshop with Author Jeffrey Munroe

Join us May 8, 2024 at 9:30 am for “Telling Stories in the Dark: Finding Healing and Hope in Sharing our Sadness, Grief, Trauma, and Pain” with Jeffrey Munroe.

This is a virtual event.

The French philosopher and mystic Simone Weil wrote that the greatness of Christianity is not that it gives us a remedy from suffering but Instead gives us a use for it because suffering is a part of the meaning of life, not a meaningless thing that destroys life.

Frederick Buechner has called this the “stewardship of pain.”

Munroe’s new book “Telling Stories in the Dark: Finding Healing and Hope in Sharing our Sadness, Grief, Trauma, and Pain” is a collection of stories about people who have not just experienced traumatic suffering but have done redemptive things with their pain. In the workshop on May 8, Munroe will share a few of the stories found in the book and lead a discussion on resilience, hope, and healing in the midst of grief and trauma.

This workshop is $20.00 to attend with Continuing Education credit offered to members of the Clergy. Availability is limited, register today to reserve your spot.

Although not required to attend (and enjoy) the workshop, we highly encourage you to read Jeff’s book. You can purchase a copy here. Please see below for short bio on our presenter.

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About Jeffrey Munroe
Jeffrey Munroe is editor of the Reformed Journal, a digital magazine which explores issues of faith and life from a generously Reformed perspective. He also is the author of Reading Buechner: Exploring the Work of a Master Memoirist, Novelist, Theologian, and Preacher.

He is a graduate of Michigan State University and Western Theological Seminary and an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America.

He served in the non-denominational youth ministry, Young Life, for three decades in West Michigan and Europe, and served as Executive Vice President of Western Theological Seminary for close to a decade. He and his wife Gretchen live in Holland, Michigan, and are the parents of two adult children.

To contact Jeffrey please visit his website

Workshop with Author Jeffrey Munroe