Friday, December 13, 2013

Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me - a book review

How do you start a conversation after months of silence? It feels a little awkward; nevertheless, the silence breaks with a book review.

Jesus, my Father, the CIA, and Me, a memoir… of sorts by Ian Morgan Cron

This is a book about God’s mercy toward and pursuit of Mr. Ian Morgan Cron. It is about his relationship with his earthly father (a man with incredibly high highs and low lows), or attempts at relationship. But mostly it is about his relationship with his Heavenly Father.  It is filled with stories and remembrances of a life growing up, the good, the bad and the ugly.

The stories in this book will compel you to turn the page again and again until you reach the end.  Some of them are unbelievable; some funny, some hard, some gut wrenching. I love Mr. Cron’s writing. It is conversational, honest, and simple in tone, but has a depth that makes it entirely worth the read.

If you are in need of a Christmas gift for a reader in your family, I think this would be a good choice. It is both entertaining and profound. It is a book I will keep on my shelf and pull down from time to time to read and remember that God is merciful, full of grace and pursues us relentlessly.

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