Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Fourth Fisherman by Joe Kissack

The Fourth Fisherman is a true story of how 3 Mexican fishermen became lost at sea with only their past history of survival techniques, their faith in God and a Bible lived for over 9 months on the open ocean.  They lived on raw fish, turtles and rainwater.  It also tells the story of the author who was a drug and alcohol addicted wealthy man in Hollywood.  This man was rich in money and poor in faith.  The connection is that both were lost and that is told in the intertwined story of faith--The fishermen's continued faith and the rich man's finding and learning to live within God's loving arms.
I liked the way that this book tells both the stories together and shows how being lost in faith is much worse than being lost at sea.  Being lost at sea is only for this life but being lost from God's love is a forever thing.  I look forward to being able to see this story told on the big screen because I can see it being a story to tell to the masses in way that a book cannot.  So many young people are willing to go to see a story but are not willing to read the book and this is a story that needs to be told.  The only critique that I would put forward is that the book drags at the end where it tells of getting the story to market.  Other than that kudos to the author, JoeKissack, for having the convictions to tells a story that was not easy to tell and to his wife Carmen for sticking with him (it couldn't have been easy).
This book was provided free to me for this nonbiased review.

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