The Fourth Fisherman: How Three Mexican Fishermen Who Came Back from the Dead Changed My Life and Saved My Marriage
WaterBrook Press / 2012 / Hardcover
While drifting 5,500 miles across the Pacific in their disabled boat, three fishermen survive on raw fish, rainwater, and hope-filled passages from their Bible. Across the ocean, Hollywood producer Kissack is barely treading water as his career sinks. Discover how two stories from opposite shores intersect in a stunning saga of physical and spiritual salvation.
It was the subject of headlines around the world: three Mexican fishermen in a small open boat without any supplies, drifting for over nine months and 5,500 miles, across the pacific Ocean to Australia. They battle blistering sun, threatening storms, and paralyzing hopelessness. Their sustenance consists of rainwater and raw fish. Their one lifeline? Faith... and a bible, read until tattered.
Thousands of miles away, Joe Kissack, a renowned and wealthy Hollywood executive, personifies the American dream. Yet the intense pressure of his high-powered career sends him into a downward spiral, replete with suicidal depression, insidious addictions, and alienation from his family. His lifeline? A friend, with his Bible on the table between them.
In a remarkable way these two stories connect and become one- The Fourth Fishermen is the true account of four men in peril, desperately needing hope and faith in God.
This book is about a man who seemed to have it all, fame and fortune, but instead was a hollow man with no true peace or happiness in his life. Even though he had all the material goods one would ever want, his life was empty, marriage was in trouble and he was suicidal.
The other half of the story is about three fishermen who seemed outwardly to have nothing but had faith in God. With God given strength they survived over nine months at sea with nothing but God and each other. They all meet to tell the fishermen story but instead we read about all of their life experiences and how different but so familiar they really were.
We are reminded of what is truly important in life and how God is always there whether we believe it or not.
I would recommend this book to my friends, especially those who enjoy reading true life stories.
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