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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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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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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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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.

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  • Lidia G
  • 04-05-19

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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  • Evodio
  • 16-04-19

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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  • ecactus54
  • 10-01-20

Fantastic

Great book with lots of practical stories and tips to grow closer to God and to help and love each other.

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  • Scot Boutcher
  • 21-12-19

Fabulous Read!!

Don't let the title fool you, "A Invitation to My Generation". This book transcends all generations, for those that want to deepen their relationship with Christ. This young priest presents practical methodology to heighten that intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior in your everyday life. Well done Fr. Josh!!

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  • dana kallus
  • 14-12-19

This book called me to a deeper prayer commitment.

I truly enjoyed hearing the perspective of a young priest, although I am close to 50 years old. I am impressed by his humility and inspired by his ability to self evaluate. Father Josh Johnson did a great job giving relevant examples and being humble so that we can all relate and feel encouraged, never discouraged, in our endeavor to become a saint.

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  • Jennifer L Norton
  • 02-11-19

Powerful witness

Fr Josh is honest, open & authentic. His story is both personal & universal. Anyone who is unsure about his/her Christian practice or feels a bit like an outsider in the church will be comforted by this book. Listening to this book is like having Jesus take you by the hand and saying “come, let me show you the way.”

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  • Diana R Chaves
  • 23-08-19

If your too busy for prayer, then your too busy.

I was not sure if this book was for youth or for an older person like me. I must say, it’s for all! I plan to buy this for my nephew. I enjoyed how Fr. Josh spoke about finding time for prayer. I think we all need this advice.

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  • Chick
  • 14-06-19

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
  • 14-05-19

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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  • Tonka
  • 04-05-19

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