Thursday, July 12, 2012

Book Review: The Fourth Fisherman by: Joe Kissick

The Fourth Fisherman

The Fourth Fisherman
by:  Joe Kissack

About the Book:
"It was the subject of headlines around the world: Three Mexican fishermen in a small open boat without any supplies, drifting for more than nine months and 5,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean. Through blistering sun and threatening storms, they battle starvation, dehydration, hopelessness, and death. Their lifelines? An unwavering faith and a tattered Bible.
Thousands of miles away, Joe Kissack, a successful Hollywood executive, personified the American dream. He enjoyed the trappings of the good life: a mini mansion, sports cars, and more. He had it made. Yet the intense pressure of his driven and high-powered career sends him into a downward spiral, driving him deep into suicidal depression, insidious addictions, and alienation from his family. His lifelines? A friend and a Bible on the table between them. 
Thoughtfully told with candor and humor, Kissack weaves together the incredible true voyage of fishermen adrift in the sea and his own life’s journey as a man lost in the world. It is a story that will buoy your spirit and renew your hope and faith."

My Review:
I straight up...didn't care for this book.  I was initially drawn to the story of the fishermen lost at sea for so long and how their faith in God got them through that ordeal.  The author shares his story in conjunction with the fishermen story and it ruined it for me.  There just wasn't enough about the fishermen, and I felt the author was too focused on himself and his problems.  I just didn't see the connection.  These fishermen were poor, they didn't live a life anything like the authors and it just didn't work for me, I got the impression he is a selfish man. 

*I received this book compliments of WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group via Blogging For Books for purposes of this review, however all opinions are my own.

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