Religion - Christian Life - Inspirational
The Fourth Fisherman, the title alone was intriguing enough to grab this book from Waterbrook Press. It is actually two stories woven into one book which makes you never want to put the book down.
The story of Joe Kissack, a successful Hollywood executive on the road to the American dream, captures the heart because it is often the story of ourselves. Driven to make money and gain position and fame, Joe watches his life fall apart before him in a quiet downhill spiral. Struggling with depression, drugs and alcohol addiction, Joe finally hits a brick wall and realizes something must change in his life. And God enters to pick up the broken pieces of a drained life.
The second story is about five Mexican fishermen from who go out one morning like they had so many times before in their life. Through a chain of events and poor decisions, they end up drifting across the Pacific Ocean with no fuel to get home. The story of their adventure for nine months of battling dehydration, illness, starvation and hopelessness catches you and won’t let you go. As they read the one tattered Bible on the boat and trust in a faithful God, they see God provide on a daily basis. Their story was the subject of headlines across the world. At first, it seems like the only connection to these two stories is that Joe gets the rights to publish their story. But on a closer look, their stories are really the adventure of a life given over to God. We are, once again, reminded that we are all lost and adrift if we don’t look to our Creator and Savior to put our broken lives together. This was an interesting story that anyone could benefit from. I received this book free from Waterbrook Press. I was not required to give a positive review.
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