A New Read for Wednesday Book Group

Starting Wednesday, July 10 at 11 A.M.

A touching memoir of life with an alcoholic father who secretly works with the CIA, a dark pilgrimage through the valley of depression and addiction, and finding a faith to redeem and a strength to forgive.

“This is a record of my life as I remember it—but more importantly, as I felt it.”

Episcopal priest Ian Morgan Cron has authored several books that have been best-sellers, and this is another of his works.  The Wednesday book group, after having read Chasing Francis—a Pilgrim’s Tale, quickly decided to take on this title.  Amazon provides this overview—

At the age of sixteen, Ian Morgan Cron was told by his mother that his father, a motion picture executive, worked with the CIA in Europe. This astonishing revelation, coupled with his father’s dark struggle with alcoholism, upended the world of a teenager struggling to become a man.

Born into a family of privilege and power, Ian’s life is populated with colorful people and stories as his father takes the family on a wild roller-coaster ride through wealth and poverty and back again.

Decades later, as he faced his own personal demons, Ian realized that the only way to find peace was to voyage back through a painful childhood marked by extremes—privilege and poverty, violence and tenderness, truth and deceit—that he’d spent years trying to escape.

  • A fast-paced, unique memoir about the power of forgiveness from the bestselling author of The Road Back to You
  • Details his father’s struggle with alcohol and Cron’s own journey from addiction to twenty-three years of sobriety
  • Encouragement to see God’s redemptive power through life’s struggles

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.

If this book interests you, check it out along with the Wednesday Book Group beginning Wednesday, July 10, 11:00 A.M.

Looking for a place to enjoy fellowship with a good book, snack, and friends? Join us as we start a new book.