Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Book Review of Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me by Ian Morgan Cron

Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir of Sorts
by Ian Morgan Cron
ISBN 978-0-8499-4610-3
Published by Thomas Nelson
Reviewed by Clint Walker

The beginning of this story begins with an ending of sorts. Ian Morgan Cron is entering his father's funeral, and seeing a number of men that he has never met. They are all lauding his father for his honor, his acheivements and his patriotism. The priest is speaking of his father's kindness and generosity. And the author is left to surmise that the people at his father's funeral knew a whole different man than the one that he grew up with.

Cron knew that his father was in the CIA, after all his father had told him as much. The father Cron knew, however, was a self-centered fame-seeking drunk. Could it be that there was a whole new side of his father than he knew? And, how did he not know this part, perhaps the best part of his father?

These questions lead Cron on a journey to discover who his father really was in relationship to himself, his Lord and his country. It is a fascinating, well written journey. A book that many will read not only for inspiration, but for entertainment.

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