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Book Review: Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir…of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me: A Memoir. . . of Sorts - Ian Morgan Cron

 

Title: Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir…of Sorts

Author: Ian Morgan Cron

Genre: Memoir, Christian Non Fiction

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

Available: Now

My Rating: 4 stars

 

Cron shares the story of his life – from his troubled childhood to Episcopal priest.

 

I got the chance to read and review, Chasing Francis, (which I loved) so when this book came up on my list, I jumped on it. Memoirs are great reads. No one writes a memoir about what a storybook childhood or life that they have had. There is always some point of breakthrough or overcoming, or maybe even a place of breaking. This book has all of those things.

 

The book seems to be a loose collection of stories, pivotal moments – both good and bad – in the author’s life, and the people that helped him overcome. He starts with his childhood, showing us the broken boy that emerged with a father who was an alcoholic. Even though as a youth Cron felt very close to God, he seemed to be spun away by the many hardship of his life. Yet there was always someone to buoy him along and get him to the next wall to climb over.

 

The story is written in a wonderfully, amusing way. Cron uses humor to keep the reader from feeling sorry for him, and to help them believe in the hope of what is yet to come. He ultimately battles with many demons, and ones which many of us will find that we have faced. He conquers many things, and I cheered for him the entire time.

 

Recommend for: Christian memoir lovers.

 

Note: I was provided a copy of the book by the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.