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 Watersdelivers a fresh encounter with Jesus and explores what it means to come, follow me. "