The story about Markus, a poor fisherman and his association with life and death, animals and people, heaven and the sea, is a book about a simple mind. At the same time it is a book about the blessings of being humble, trusting and grateful, and the enjoyment of having a rich and positive mind. Markus is a man who has found happiness living a simple life, with a minimum of earthly possessions. Markus the Fisherman provides a look at life in a small community on the south coast of Norway about a hundred years ago. It also provides a glance into the author.s philosophy and his attitude to life and his fellow human beings. The result is a quiet appeal to the readers to embrace tolerance and forgiveness towards others.