Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

andyallen —  April 26, 2012 — 2 Comments

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me
A memoir…of sorts
Ian Morgan Cron

This is, hands down, one of the best books I’ve ever read!

I had seen some buzz online about this book and it had piqued my interest. Then I had the privilege of hearing Ian speak at a conference I attended in January. That did it…I started reading that night.

The stories he tells of his life are captivating…the stuff of movies really. The way he turns those stories inside out to chronicle a journey of faith that I found entirely relatable is profound…at the very least. But the writing…holy crap…the writing is nothing short of incredible!

Rarely have I seen an author with such command of language. Never have I seen an author with such a command of language use it to speak in a way that is so accessible and vulnerable and real. It’s just simply amazing.

This book is absolutely one of my all-time favorites. I will for sure read it again once my wife returns our copy to me.


Get it on by clicking here.

I’m already planning to read his other book, Chasing Francis | A Pilgrim’s Tale. Be watching for that review.

Publishers Info:
At the age of sixteen, Ian Morgan Cron was told by his mother that his father, a motion picture executive, also worked for the CIA in Europe. This astonishing revelation, coupled with his father’s dark struggles with alcoholism, upended the world of a boy struggling to become a man. Decades later, as he faces his own personal demons, Ian realizes the only way to find peace is to voyage back through a childhood marked by extremes–privilege and hardship, violence and tenderness, truth and deceit–that he’s spent years trying to forget. In this surprisingly funny and forgiving memoir, Ian reminds us that no matter how different the pieces may be, in the end we are all cut from the same cloth, stitched by faith into an exquisite quilt of grace.

Have you read this book or heard Ian speak?
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2 responses to Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

  1. Thanks for the recommendation — look forward to reading it!

  2. I agree with you, Andy. I was totally gripped by Ian’s writing. His honesty, transparency, and hope filled my heart not only while I was reading but also when I heard him speak at the World Vision conference. Thanks for your post!

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