The Fourth Fisherman by Joe Kissack

In 2005, 5 fishermen set sail from San Blas, Mexico for what they believed would be a regular job of net fishing. When a storm blew in and they lost their net, the captain would not return to port for rest and more fuel. He wanted that net, worth over $1000, and refused to rest until it was found. They crisscrossed the area until they ran short of fuel. Soon they were adrift.

Joe Kissack spent most of his adult life struggling to please his earthly father. He quickly rose in the ranks of television syndication.  He bought fast cars, fancy houses and still felt incredibly empty. He turned to alcohol and drugs and watched as his life unraveled.

The Fourth Fisherman is the story of both, Joe Kissack and the three remaining Mexican fishermen.  It is also the story of faith in God who pursues us.

The three fishermen spent 9 months adrift, floating out of control for 5,500 miles. They were found off the shores of Taiwan.  For almost all that time the only thing they had was each other and their faith in God. When Joe lost all his “gods” and discovered the only God he really needed, he found that God to be enough.

Joe tells the story will candor and a little humor. You will be captivated by both stories. I know I was. I liked the whole book, from the front cover to the back cover, with one exception. I did not like the way he treated his wife. He wasn’t abusive per  se but he did  not keep his promises and it didn’t seem to bother him. His wife went through a lot for him and because of him.

If you’re looking for a good story about unwavering faith in God, read this book!


I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of review.



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