Navigating Grace Author Jeff Jay Reflects on his Journey

A beautifully written tale of far-fetched dreams, desperate prayers and miraculous moments, author and speaker Jeff Jay wrote his recently released memoir “out of gratitude for those who saved his life.” This is an intensely personal testimony to the power of Grace in our darkest hours and an inspirational tale that he shared with residents and guests at a Sanford House book signing and fall reception. Reading selections from Navigating Grace, Jeff reflects on his journey and the most influential people in his life and recovery.



Sanford Behavioral Health is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include both in-person and telehealth: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), education and relapse prevention classes, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. At Sanford, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.