The Fourth Fisherman

How Three Mexican Fishermen Who Came Back from the Dead Changed My Life and Saved My Marriage

by Joe Kissack

We each came to a moment of brokenness;
what we found there was God.
And he was enough.
 
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.


Recent Reviews

The Fourth Fisherman on Sale in Bookstores this Spring

Jonathan Hill

4 Stars

I was blessed to get an advance reader copy of the The Fourth Fisherman this last weekend in the mail. The book is available for purchase on March 13. 2012. You can read what others are saying over at the Fourth Fisherman’s official…

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Turn Left at the Blinking Light

Warren Rachele

4 Stars

[Fade from Black] Camera pans from a calm sea to the prow of a small fishing boat. Voices speaking Spanish in the background as a man walks the beach toward the vessel. As he comes into focus, he is not dressed for fishing and appears to…

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Kerry Brown

4 Stars

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The Fourth Fisherman

Jenny Vego

3.5 Stars

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The Fourth Fisherman

Steven Ruff

2 Stars

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