Book Review: Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me by Ian Cron


In this book, Ian Cron shares the story of his life growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, and how he struggled with his faith throughout the years. He writes in a beautifully descriptive way that makes you feel the stories fully and read more like fiction than non-fiction. You will feel exactly what it was like to grow up as Ian did, and share in his pain and triumphs.

Anybody can write about their life, but NOT everyone does it in a way that makes you feel so connected to the author. After reading this book, you will feel like you truly know Ian and understand everything he struggled with. He paints vividly detailed and painful pictures of the events in his life. I was close to tears when he described the night he played first trumpet in his school recital. The most important message you will get from this book is that when all the odds are stacked against us, we can still find a way to pull through in the end. This is a great story of forgiveness and faith and discovering who you truly are in the worst of circumstances.

If you have ever faced struggles in your faith, were disappointed by your parents, or had to live with an alcoholic, you will find inspiration in Ian’s story.

My rating: 3 out of 5 = liked it

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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