An entertaining coming of age by the now Episcopal priest Ian Morgan Cron. Cron is honest about his adult lens to do his personal retrospective. Of course it’s part fiction and ‘a memoir….of sorts’. His Roman Catholic upbringing, earliest memories of his alcoholic father who worked for the CIA as well, a nanny, schools and the challenge to establish friendships.
Having said farewell to the faith of his childhood the return to God takes time and is full of criticism. Alcohol got a grip on the author as well. During a ‘rollercoaster ride’ with all kinds of strong emotional and personal developments in only 18 months time, a powerful rehabilitation takes place. Now, after 23 years of sobriety it was time to write this memoir. No, life’s journey isn’t ended yet, but as Cron saw, it can be over in a minute. Fed up with all kinds of cheesy conversion stories or Christians writing books full of Bible verses without personal application, Jesus, My Father, the CIA and me, is a fresh alternative.
About the author
Ian Morgan Cron is an Episcopal priest, speaker, and acclaimed author of Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim’s Tale. His literary debut received accolades from the archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams; Brian McLaren; Fr. Richard Rohr; Phyllis Tickle; Tony Campolo; Brennan Manning; and artist Makoto Fujimura. Ian is currently the curator of the Conversations on Courage and Faith Series at Christ Episcopal Church in Greenwich, Connecticut, and a doctoral student at Fordham University, where he is studying Christian spirituality.
Ian enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and kayaking. He and his wife have three children and divide their year between homes in Connecticut and Tennessee. Ian is an engaging and poignant speaker who inspires listeners at churches, universities, retreats, seminars, and conferences around the world.
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