Religion - Christian Life - Inspirational
When I came across this book and read the description, I could not remember hearing the story when it happened back in 2006. Apparently the story was not carried as much in the States as it was the rest of the world. The book alternates between what is happening with the fishermen and what is happening with Joe Kissack. The last few chapters at the end though deal more with Joe but it does tie back to the fishermen.
In both stories, you have those who are not believers. Joe attends church but does not have a personal relationship with God. More head knowledge than heart. One of the fishermen is a strong believer and he has brought his bible with him to go out fishing for a few days which turns into nine months. In both instances, you see how God's spirit reaches out to draw them closer to Him. In the fishermen you see how it strengthens them and gives them a focus to get through each day. This is a story not only of the miraculous rescue of the fishermen but how God works daily through our circumstances to get our attention and lead us back to Him.
The book reads very quickly and even though I enjoyed reading it, thought that it ended a little abruptly and seemed to leave you hanging just a tad. I would recommend it though and will be placing my copy in our church library.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Fiction - Christian - General