Religion - Christian Life - Inspirational
The Fourth Fisherman by Joe Kissack is a true story about 3 fishermen who nearly lost their lives while lost at sea and a man who after telling their story, discovered what real life was all about. After Joe had pursued a life of fame and fortune for many years, he became empty and depressed, not really understanding why his career success didn’t provide satisfaction in life. Kissack’s tale of The Fourth Fisherman contrasts the Mexican fisherman’s sage with his own, intertwining each of the men’s stories showing how each man chose to live his life and the results of those choices.
Salvador maintained his unwavering faith in dire circumstances because it was based on a belief that his God was in charge of every single detail and could be trusted to work out the present for God’s glory and his good. He was the stabilizing force in the boat that was lost at sea with four other men, Jesus, Lucio, Juan and Farsero. Joe on the other hand lived for himself and pursued the temporal rather than the eternal. He had everything, yet despaired of his life as if he had nothing. He found no satisfaction in the fancy cars, recognition or disposable money – a direct contrast to the fishermen in their tiny boat lost at sea.
This book shows the reader that a relationship with God that includes love for others brings much more satisfaction than a life lived for oneself. I recommend this book to those who may be searching for satisfaction in life and relationships. Joe’s salvation experience alone is worth the read. Both Joe Kissack’s and the fishermen’s stories show what the truly sold out Christian life is like – rewarding and full of adventure. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated for writing this review.
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