Monday, May 27, 2013

The transforming power of God

"The Fourth Fisherman" (published by WaterBrook Press) is partly the story of author Joe Kissack's fall from his successful Hollywood career. Finding himself strolling the red carpet with a beautiful, supportive wife, and appreciating all the finer things of life, Kissack never dreamed everything was about to change dramatically for him.

As Kissack's life begins to spiral out of control, five fisherman launch a small panga from the Pacific waters of San Blas, Mexico. What should have been a week of fishing turned into a nightmare of being lost at sea for nine months. Not all of the fishermen come home.

So what does a Hollywood executive and Mexican fisherman have in common? The transforming power of God, His grace and faithfulness, and a common need.

Kissack is a fine storyteller; parts of the story are so riveting you'll keep turning the pages to see what happens. Kissack's writing style is smooth as he unfolds his story in short chapters.

"The Fourth Fisherman" is an inspiring read for anyone, but it's definitely a story that can grab and hold the attention of men. Guys will be challenged with Kissack's story of how life (especially his career) got the best of him, and how God turned that around. But don't misunderstand, this is an inspiring read for anyone, it's not just a "guy's book." Many can relate to the challenges Kissack faces in trying to pull his life together, and anyone will find gripping the woeful trials of the fishermen.

I couldn't think of a better, more inspiring summertime read than "The Fourth Fisherman." I look forward to seeing the movie when it's finally made.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through their bloggers review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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