The story of The Fourth Fisherman weaves together the story Joe Kissack, a man in the US, with three fisherman from Mexico who are lost at sea for months and survive.
Both stories standing alone would make for compelling reading. Joe tells his story of success in business, but struggles in his personal life, including his marriage and relationship with God. The account of the fishermen, how they were adrift at sea and managed to survive for such a long time draws you in and you causes you to turn the page to see what happens next.
The combining of these two stories makes for unique reading, especially when you discover the obstacles that Joe had to overcome to meet the fishermen face to face.
As Joe says in the book, it is not just about two stories; it is one story – God’s story. It is God’s story of forgiveness, rescue and God’s involvement in the lives of His people.
The Fourth Fisherman will not only move readers with the facts of the story, but also challenge readers with the faith displayed by the characters in the book. Knowing that these were real events that happened to real people will challenge the reader to examine how he/she would respond in a similar situation.
This book is a good read and worth your time.
(I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review)