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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

By Ian Cron
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.18 Stars

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On 7/16 Mari Krueger wrote: Reviewing books always ranked high on my list of dream jobs. At one newspaper I used to work for, the page layout girl and I discovered all sorts of publishing companies would send free books and sometimes stationery for us to review. “But y’all have to actually review them,” said the editor. “Right,” ... "Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me" by Ian Morgan Cron

Mari 's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/13 Callie Glorioso-Mays wrote: "A memoir...of sorts."  That's the subtitle to Ian Morgan Cron's latest book (the first I've read of his) and it really does sum up the book perfectly.  The book was utterly engaging - Cron is a fantastic writer.  I read this book in about 24 hours because I kept wanting to pick it up ... currently reading: Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Callie Glorioso-Mays' Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/10 Shelly wrote: 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 ... Book Review: Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir…of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron

Shelly's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/8 Sojourner wrote: Memoirs are interesting things, as are memories. They are seen through the perspective not of the moment in which they exist, but through the eyes of the present. Cron calls this a memoir “of sorts.” He states: “No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t tell the whole truth about my childhood ... Review: Jesus, My Father, The CIA and Me

Sojourner's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/5 Denise wrote: Jesus, My Father, The CIA, And Me: A Memoir... Of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron is one of those special books that will make you laugh hysterically on one page and cry on the next. As I read this book, I felt like I was reliving my childhood - I was raised Catholic in an alcoholic home, although the CIA wasn't ... Jesus, My Father, The CIA, And Me

Denise's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/1 Reformissional Rev wrote: Imagine waking up as a teenager one day to discover that your alcoholic, stock broker father actually worked for the CIA. That is the description of what happened to author Ian Cron in his teenage years. And it was then that he discovered the beginning of the truth about his father's life, truth which ... Jesus, My Father, The CIA and Me by Ian Cron

Reformissional Rev's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/30 Kara wrote: I'm fascinated by other people's lives. {Maybe because I get tired of my own and want a little variety sometimes.} That's the beauty of memoirs. They are a window into people's homes, hearts, and souls. I find something in common to make a personal connection on one page and then on the next page I am ... Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me: A Memoir. . . of Sorts (Paperback)

Kara's Rating:

5 Stars

On 6/29 Carole Ledbetter wrote: It was the title that caught my attention! The story begins in London in the fifties, during the cold war, where Cron’s father is employed as the managing director of Screen Gems, a television subsidiary of Columbia Pictures, in the United Kingdom and Europe. The children attend the finest private ... It was the title that caught my attention!

Carole's Rating:

5 Stars

On 6/28 justbibliophiles wrote: I have read many memoirs of varying styles.  The author approaches this memoir in a different manner.  He brings you back to the time of his childhood to reveal how he perceived growing up with a father that was an alcoholic, how that molded him and how the entire family functioned.  He ... Jesus, my Father, the CIA and Me by Ian Morgan Cron

justbibliophiles' Rating:

5 Stars

On 6/25 Lori Lynn wrote: Cron offers us a candid "memoir ... of sorts" that attempts to come to terms with what his life "was or wasn't" while growing up with a brilliant but enigmatic, alcoholic father. Like other post-modern writers willing to confess only an approximation of memory, the author asks simply that we accept the ... Jesus, My Father, the CIA

Lori Lynn's Rating:

5 Stars