Thursday, July 26, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: The Fourth Fisherman

By Joe Kissack
Published by WaterBrook Press, 2012

Let me begin by saying if you are squeamish, you may want to skip this book or be prepared to skip over parts of this book.  

Joe Kissack's new book The Fourth Fisherman tells the true story of five Mexican fisherman who set out on a three day fishing expedition only to encounter problems which eventually lead to the death of two of the fisherman.  Of being stranded in the Pacific Ocean for nearly nine months with no supplies such as food and water. How did these three men survive?  What gave them the will to go on?  

Simultaneously, Joe Kissack was facing his own ocean of problems. Although he was a fairly well off mover and shaker in the television industry, there was something missing in his life.  His life was beginning to crumble and fall apart.  The Fourth Fisherman combines the life and death story of the struggle of the Mexican fishermen with the life and spiritual struggles of Mr. Kissack. 

I did enjoy reading this book and had a hard time putting it down.  But without personally knowing Mr. Kissack I was somewhat uncomfortable wondering if he was using the fishermen's story to sell his own.  But the book does tell a beautiful story of the grace and mercy of God.  However you take Mr. Kissack's personal intentions, I don't think you will have a problem becoming engrossed in the story.

In order to comply with new Federal Trade Commission regulations, please note that this book was provided compliments of the Blogging for Books program.

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