• Broken and Blessed

  • An Invitation to My Generation
  • By: Fr. Josh Johnson
  • Narrated by: Fr. Josh Johnson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (262 ratings)

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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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This Book Changed My Life

I'm a dullard and this book taught me how to pray with purpose. Fr Josh is so relatable and full of passion that is very inspiring. I pray this book reaches those of us who struggle with our prayer life.

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truly a man of God sent to open my eyes and think about my spiritual journey

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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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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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Excellent

I was expecting social commentary and religion. While it did have some of this, it was so much more. Instead it was a love letter from the Church to the Laity, a love letter from God to Humanity, and had some of the best spiritual development tips I have ever heard at the end of each Chapter. I loved this. Thank you, Father John!!!!

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good story, from the sister city of ciudad Juarez, if ever come back and visit, I would like to attend a service with you.

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Great listen!

Great strategies for a closer walk with Jesus and others on the journey. Honest, open, and hope-filled!

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One of the best books i have ever read

I would like to thank Father Josh for this beautiful book. I’m discerning to the priesthood and this book have opened my eyes to so many things that i was thinking about and answered many questions that i have in mind about the life of the priest.
God bless you Father Josh 🙏🏻

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Excellent book

An excellent listen for not only catholics but anyone. I highly suggest this book.

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Can’t wait to Share this book with others!

I like the honesty and compassion Fr.Josh has expressed in this book.
Great for those who are struggling with the church because it gives meaning to just keep showing up. Highly recommend this book for anyone of all ages!

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  • Alex
  • 02-23-20

Loved this - great spiritual book

Loved this book. Great to listen to as a catholic. Will definitely come back to this book again and again. Fr. Josh read the book himself and his voice sounds great on this.
Great spiritual book.

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  • Sharon
  • 08-11-19

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
  • 06-17-19

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.