I have been in a bit of a reading funk lately. I can’t for the life of me sit down and stay concentrated long enough to get into a book. This is why since my summer book reviews, I have yet to read complete anymore books… until now.
Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me by Ian Morgan Cron was a “sort of” memoir written about his journey towards finding Jesus despite his difficult life circumstances. Being the psychology oriented person that I am, I was definitely interested in learning about Cron’s relationship with his father—whom he learned late in his life was a member of the CIA.
To say their relationship was rough would be an understatement. Being in the CIA meant Cron’s father was a secretive person by nature, but also by obligation. He was also an alcoholic which made getting to know him next to impossible. I enjoyed the brief parts where Cron made the connection between his relationship with his father and how that shaped his view and relationship with God.
Besides that part of the story, I sort of lost interest in the other details. I was under the impression from the title of the book that emphasis would be on that part of the story, but that was not the case. I felt like the rest of the book’s vibe teetered on impersonal and I was not a huge fan.
In theory, the book was about his life, his relationship with his CIA member father, and his relationship with Jesus…but that was a small fraction of the whole book—and for that I was disappointed overall.
I give it 2/5 sparkly pink stars.
What was the best book you’ve read recently?
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