Thursday, November 10, 2016

REVIEW: Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas

Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas


The gospels are dramatic, wild, and wet—set in a rich maritime culture on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus’ first disciples were ragtag fishermen, and Jesus’ messages and miracles teem with water, fish, fishermen, net-breaking catches, sea crossings, boat-sinking storms, and even a walk on water. Because this world is foreign and distant to us, we’ve missed much about the disciples’ experiences and about following Jesus—until now. Leslie Leyland Fields—a well-known writer, respected biblical exegete, and longtime Alaskan fisherwoman—crosses the waters of time and culture to take us out on the Sea of Galilee, through a rugged season of commercial fishing with her family in Alaska, and through the waters of the New Testament.

You’ll be swept up in a fresh experience of the gospels, traveling with the fishermen disciples from Jesus’ baptism to the final miraculous catch of fish—and also experiencing Leslie’s own efforts to follow Christ out on her own Alaskan sea. In a time when so many are “unfollowing” Jesus and leaving the Church, Crossing the Waters delivers a fresh encounter with Jesus and explores what it means to “come, follow me.”

About the Author

Leslie Leyland Fields is an award-winning author of ten books, a national speaker, a popular radio guest, and a commercial fisherwoman for four decades, working with her husband and six children in a salmon-fishing operation on their own island off the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska.

My Review: 
Crossing the Waters was a fantastic mix of fishing and the New Testament. I can honestly say I understand the New Testament better, and having gone deep sea fishing, I can honestly say I don't think I could do that for a living! Leslie is the type of woman I think I could sit down and drink a cup of tea with and discus our journeys through life, the dark times, the times God raised us up. Leslie grasped my heart with openly admitting she has struggled in faith like so many of us have! BUT she lifts you up helps you dust your butt off and dig back in( per say). Crossing the waters is about her journey from one side to the other with trials here and there of coarse. Such a beautifully written book that I have bought two copies for my sisters to read. Please stop into AMAZON and order your copy today,I highly recommend this book! 
I received this book free in exchange for my honest opinion of the material given to me. 

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