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Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.44 (inches)|
Whenhe was sixteen years old, Ian Morgan Cron was told about his fathersclandestine work with the CIA. Thisastonishing revelation, coupled with his fathers dark struggles with chronicalcoholism and depression, upended the world of a boy struggling to become aman. Decades later, as he faces his ownpersonal demons, Ian realizes the only way to find peace is to voyage backthrough a painful childhood marked by extremesprivilege and poverty, violenceand tenderness, truth and deceitthat hes spent years trying to escape.
Inthis surprisingly funny and forgiving memoir, Ian reminds us that no matter howdifferent the pieces may be, in the end we are all cut from the same cloth,stitched by faith into an exquisite quilt of grace.
Simultaneously redemptive and consoling with bright moments of humor . . . this story is chock-full of sacredness and hope. Cron is one of only a few spirituality authors who could articulate these themes as poignantly.
Ian Cron writes with astonishing energy and freshness; his metaphors stick fast in the imagination. This is neither a simple memoir of hurt endured, nor a tidy story of reconciliation and resolution. It israther like Augustines Confessionsa testimony to the unfinished business of grace.
DR. ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury
Ian Cron has the gift of making his human journey a parable for all of our journeys. Read this profound book and be well fed, and freed.
FR. RICHARD ROHR, O.F.M., author of Everything Belongs
Ian Morgan Cron is a brilliant writer. This is the kind of book that you dont just read. It reads you.
MARK BATTERSON, author of In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
Ian Morgan Cron is an author and nationally recognized speaker. His spiritual memoir Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir...of Sorts was a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a featured title in the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. Ian lives in Tennessee with his wife, and three children. Website: www.iancron.com.
"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