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Broken and Blessed

An Invitation to My Generation
Narrated by: Fr. Josh Johnson
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Only two in 10 Americans under 30 believe attending a church is important or worthwhile. Well over half of young adults raised in the Church have dropped out, with many having a strong anti-Church stance, many even believing the Church does more harm than good. Fr. Josh Johnson was one of these people. In Broken and Blessed, he tackles the harsh realities facing the Church in the 21st century. 

With charity and courage, he speaks to his own generation of Catholic millennials, who often feel their needs and concerns are not being addressed by the Church or simply do not believe the Catholic faith has any relevance to their lives. Using his own experiences, both as a former struggling young Catholic and as a priest, Fr. Josh offers an inspiring witness of how he came to know God, rather than just knowing about him, and presents practical ways for us to truly know God as well. 

Broken and Blessed:

  • Addresses head-on millennials' most pressing issues with the Catholic faith 
  • Presents powerful and inspiring stories from Fr. Josh's own faith journey 
  • Shows how one can truly encounter Jesus in a personal way 
  • Offers practical insights on how to overcome habitual sins 
  • Discusses the nature of prayer, as well as the challenges to prayer and how to overcome them
©2018 Ascension Press (P)2019 Fr. Josh Johnson

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  • Evodio
  • 16-04-2019

This book was awsome!

I loved this book! The message was clear and concise in walking with God. I hope others find inspiration as they walk towards entirety.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-06-2019

Wow!!! Thank You!!

Thank you Father Josh! Wow, this is an amazing book which I have on audio and means so much more hearing it from you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-05-2019

Beautiful

This was a great book that has already led to spiritual growth. Further, Father Josh does an excellent job reading his work and making it connect with the listeners heart.

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  • Lidia G
  • 04-05-2019

Must read/listen for every Catholic

Fr Josh touches very important and contemporary issues that our church is going through, we the body of the church must remain strong to help Jesus on His mission

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  • Tonka
  • 04-05-2019

thoughtful

Very thoughtful and real perspective from someone who is of my generation. Not groundbreaking but a message many need to hear and be reminded. I highly recommend it

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  • Diana L. Cormier-Andrews
  • 30-04-2019

A Timely Invitation

Fr. Josh issues this invitation to his generation. Although I’m from an older generation, I, too, am compelled to respond to his invitation. It may begin as a onetime call, but it’s one I am called to respond to daily. One reading or hearing isn’t sufficient to take it all in. I want to pass this invitation to my children and grandchildren. God bless you, Fr. Josh, for this timely invitation.

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  • MaryAnn M.
  • 04-04-2019

Encouraging

Heartfelt book with challenges to step out of our current zone and great practical steps to make those changes. I look forward to using it as a group study with our parish young adults but it’s a great book for all adults.

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  • K. B. Selwood
  • 29-03-2019

Loved His Story & Approach

We are all broken & blessed. I love Father Josh's story and his very relatable approach to practicing the faith. I want to share his story with my adult children and friends!

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  • sharon
  • 11-08-2019

loved it !

every catholic needs to read this book.

I planbto share this book with my confirmation candidates next year, as so many of the questions they ask are in this book.

Thank you Fr Josh for writing this fantastic book.

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  • Gen53
  • 17-06-2019

Father Josh

I would like to congratulate you on this excellent book. I first heard you on the Abiding Together Podcast. My daughter recommended your book as she had downloaded it on to audible - so I did the same. I love your methods of praying as well as the analogies you use. I have also bought it for my sister. Will be recommending it to others too. You have a good and clear voice too. Thank you for taking the time to write this book. May God Bless you in your work.