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.
Wow! A gripping story of how one man’s journey from brokenness to salvation intersected with a group of fishermen from Mexico, lost at sea. Both situations demonstrate God’s unfailing love and ability to reach through circumstances and touch his children. Joe’s life and brutal honesty remind us of the emptiness of pursuing worldly fame and wealth. Everything about his life screamed success but he remained dead inside. Far away, five fishermen got into a boat, but only three returned, their lives changed forever as they learned to depend on God for their very survival.
I couldn’t put this book down. Well written and inspiring, an amazing testimony of God’s grace! If you’ve ever struggled with your faith, this book will encourage you. Nothing carries as much power as a personal encounter with God, are you ready for such an encounter?
I had built my life on the cornerstone of flesh-me-and heaped everything I had acquired on top of it. Eventually, I couldn’t stand the weight of it all, and my life crumbled like a house of sand.