Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Fourth Fisherman by Joe Kissack

I must admit…this book was a hard start for me. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to keep reading it. I am glad I pressed into it as it turned and became one of those “hard to put down” sort of reads. The author wrote two different stories, alternating between chapters. I found myself looking more forward to the stories about Joe personally then I did about the fisherman. There were many things Joe wrote which spoke to me as if directly from the Lord. I am encouraged by the things the author shared. How his life drastically changed from being an alcoholic/addict to living a life of radically chasing after a dream for his life which the Holy Spirit inspired and confirmed many times over. We all ought to be living such lives. The plan that God had for him was one of getting the true story of the fishermen and writing about it. It was not an easy task and there were many lies being told about the fishermen(that they were cannibals and drug trafficers) before this and trust was lost. This trust had to be regained in order to even get their story. Joe’s testimonies he shared in this book brought strength and a deeper belief or faith for the vision/dream which the Lord has placed within my own life. I have renewed vision and strength and can believe for it once again due to having read this book. May you all also be strengthened and encouraged to believe for your own selves that yes, it IS God leading you to do a certain something and that yes, even though it seems hard to believe and even one of those, “Is this God or have I lost my mind?” sort of things…know that the Lord will bring confirmations just as he has for Joe to keep you going until whatever He has called you to do is complete. May the Lord bless you as you continue on your journey of fulfilling your calling in Christ Jesus. Oh and yes, I recommend this book. You will not want to put it down and know it all comes together in the end. Amen. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I was not required to give a favorable review. Freely I have been given and freely I give.

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