This is my first review of a non-fiction book and I believe I chose correctly! This story truly shows how faith in God works! This book is 2 stories that meld into one! One of the stories is about the author of the book, Joe Kissack. He was a successful Hollywood producer with such successful shows as Married… with Children, Mad About You, Walker Texas Ranger and Seinfeld. By today’s standards, he had everything, but he was missing something in his life. He filled that hole in his life with work, drugs and alcohol. Intertwined in his story is the 2nd story of the book. It is the story of 3 fishermen from Mexico. They set out on a fishing trip only to be stranded at sea after a huge storm destroyed their fishing gear and motor. They were at the mercy of the ocean currents. Only a few things were not lost to the sea an done of those things was a Bible. They were lost at sea for over nine months. They beat starvation, storms and death by relying on their faith that God would get them through.
Have you figured it out yet? These 2 stories fit together like a puzzle. Joe finally figures out that God is what was missing in his life. Once he finally got to the rock bottom God was there and Joe accepted Him into his life. All his struggles with addiction are essentially the same as the physical struggles that these fisherman went through. But that is not where this story ends. Once Joe hears of the story of these fishermen, he feels God prompting him to go and interview these men and tell the truth about what really happened to them while they wee lost at sea.
This book showed me how all of us can be lost in life, spiritually or physically, and that all we have to do is surrender it all to God and He will find us and get us back on track!