Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Fourth Fisherman - review

"Joe Kissack's life has been flipped inside out.  In just a couple of years he goes from walking the red carpet in Hollywood to tripping through a fog of addiction, paralyzing anxiety, and jobless obscurity.  Through a newfound faith, he knows he has been rescued from the brink of death, but for what purpose?  To go back to a life of business small talk and shallow relationships?
Halfway across the world, three fishermen find themselves lost and adrift in a tiny boat in the middle of the Pacific with no food or water.  While their bodies begin to deteriorate after months at sea, their souls thrive as day by day they put their trust in God.  Circumstances conspire against the men, but after nine months, a miracle occurs.
When Joe hears of their inconceivable odyssey, he books a flight to Mexico.  He doesn't know exactly why he goes, but he knows what itis like to be lost - so lost that there is no hope of rescue.  He know he has to find a way to tell the fishermen's incredible faith story.  But Joe is wholly unprepared for the ways in which this grace-filled journey will transform his own life, restore his marriage, and discover what it means to be 'fourth fisherman'." (taken from the inside jacket of the book)

What an amazing story of faith!  The surviving fishermen held onto their faith in God to help get through their 9 month journey.  When found, they looked haggard, beat-up and weak from the elements.  On the inside, they were strong in their faith.  I could not even imagine what they went through day to day to day while on the sea.

Joe Kissack had it all...a fast-track career in the entertainment world, money, material things, a beautiful family.  On the outside he 'made it to the top'.  On the inside, he was struggling to keep both ends of the candle burning and he was empty.  Joe, like the fishermen, was lost...but not at sea.  He was lost in a world of loneliness...until he was rescued by God.

This is an amazing story for all!

(Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review)

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