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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
Learn the personal story of Ian Morgan Cron, the enneagram best-selling author of The Road Back to You.
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.
"When I first discovered the grainy picture in my mothers deskme as a towheaded two year old sitting in what I remember was a salmon-orange-stained lifeboatI was overwhelmed by the feeling that the boy in the boat was not waving and laughing at the person snapping the photo as much as he was frantically trying to get the attention of the man I am today. The boy was beckoning me to join him on a voyage through the harrowing straits of memory. He was gambling that if we survived the passage, we might discover an ocean where the past would become the wind at our back rather than a driving gale to the nose of our boat. This book is the record of that voyage."
When he was sixteen years old, Ian Morgan Cron was told about his fathers clandestine work with the CIA. This astonishing revelation, coupled with his fathers dark struggles with chronic alcoholism and depression, 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 painful childhood marked by extremesprivilege and poverty, violence and tenderness, truth and deceitthat hes spent years trying to escape.
Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, nationally recognized speaker, Enneagram teacher, trained psychotherapist, Dove Award-winning songwriter and Episcopal priest. His books include the novel Chasing Francis and the spiritual memoir Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me. Ian draws on an array of disciplinesfrom psychology to the arts, Christian spirituality and theologyto help people enter more deeply into conversation with God and the mystery of their own lives. He and his wife, Anne, live in Nashville, Tennessee.
"Ian Cron is a brilliant writer. This is the kind of book that you dont just read. It reads you." - Mark Batterson, bestselling author of In the Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
"Simply the best memoir I have read in years. It is engaging, clever, heartbreaking, and God-drenched in all the right ways." - Phyllis Tickle, The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why
"Just like Donald Miller's "Blue Like Jazz" Ian Morgan Cron has written a daring and moving memoir in which abounding joy and grace defeat despair and the disintegration of the human spirit. These confessional pages illuminate for all of us the path toward forgiveness." - Makoto Fujimura, artist, author and founder of International Arts Movement
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