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Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A memoir… of sorts by Ian Morgan Cron is the story of Ian’s life from childhood to his first time leading the congregation through the liturgy of Great Thanksgiving.  It is a tale of sadness and despair; of hope and redemption; of forgiveness and love.  The story talks a lot about Ian’s desire to be noticed and loved by his alcoholic father who every so often worked for the CIA. Ian tried the bad boy route of drinking and drugs, but that worked to no avail, so he tried the good student approach.  However, alcohol became a huge part of his life, especially after his father’s death.  But through it all, Ian survived to tell his story.

The thing that caught my eye and made me want to read this story was the part about the CIA in the title.  However, the book only has tiny snippets of it, usually just mentioning that his dad worked for them.  This provided a huge disappointment to me.  However, the book as a whole is interesting and well written.  I did have a little difficulty following the jumping around of the different passages, feeling as if some passages ended before they were supposed to, as if a page was missing.  Overall it was a good book that anyone who has had a struggling past could gain some hope and encouragement from.


This book was reviewed for Thomas Nelson Book Review  Blogger Program http://booksneeze.com/blogger


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