JOE KISSACK is a speaker, author, screenwriter, film and television producer, publisher, and entrepreneur. He has worked on a farm, cleaned out refrigerated swinging beef trucks, and served as a senior executive at Sony Pictures. A sought-after speaker, his speaking engagements often include charitable events, churches, and business conferences. He lives in Atlanta with his wife of 25 years, Carmen, and their two daughters.
Praise for The Fourth Fisherman
"Faith and hope unite the unlikely stories of Mexican fishermen
lost at sea and an American television executive even more
profoundly lost in his affluence. You'll be inspired by this
passionate tale of intertwined lives, touched by the author's
unvarnished honesty, and challenged to trust God in fresh ways.
Here's an adventure story that may well launch you on your own new
adventures with God."
--Lee Strobel, New York Times best-selling author
"We love this message. Joe weaves together two stories with the
same central theme, being lost and adrift, and tells how one
thing--faith in God--provided each of the four fishermen the
courage and comfort to face the next day and its uncertainties and
ultimately led them safely to shore. These are the stories that we
hold tight in our memories--when days seem so uncertain and doubts
scream at us that we'll never find the shore."
--Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn, best-selling authors of For Women Only and For Men Only
"This book is about the fishermen's agony and survival, or at least that's where Joe begins. But the real book, the inner story, shows readers how God took a once high-powered salesman who was obsessed with success and image and turned him into a new man: a dedicated husband and a serious, committed Christian."
--Cecil Murphey, New York Times best-selling coauthor of 90 Minutes in Heaven
"People of faith, myself included, often put limitations on it. But, as you'll read here, real freedom comes when we finally surrender to the mystery of God and what He is doing. Thank you, Joe, for being so honest and real. I loved it!"
--Jeff Foxworthy, stand-up comedian and television personality
"You won't be able to put this book down. It is more than the true story of three courageous fishermen and one brave author. Believe it or not, hidden within their inspiring stories is your story. It is the belief that life is bigger than we think. It is the hope of wanting our lives to have purpose. It's all there. If you're looking to find that hope, a common purpose, and a reason to still believe, you've come to the right place. But be warned. The journey begins when you board this boat."
--Jeff Henderson, North Point Ministries
"Joe is an ordinary guy who has been given an extraordinary
story. He answered a call that few will ever get a chance to say
yes to. I wish it could have been me."
--Steve Bartkowski, NFL legend, outdoorsman, and motivational speaker