If you are the least bit queasy in the stomach, I will warn you that some chapters which tell the story of the fisherman lost at sea, and their survival tactics are very gruesome and I had to skip over them. Aside from that, I enjoyed reading the story of Joe Kissack's life and how he came to know God.
Joe was a man who appeared to have it all. Fame, fortune, a beautiful wife. And yet he still was empty and dying on the inside. So much so, that he attempted to fill the void in his life with drugs, alcohol and nearly self destructed.
This is an inspiring story about a man who hits rock bottom and can only look up. This story will make you laugh, cry and believe in the life changing power of God.
About The Story
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 5500 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.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.