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

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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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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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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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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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Wonderful, thought provoking

Thank you for this audible. It blessed me and made me think. Blessings to you all.

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Wonderful

I really appreciated this book. The author is great, and the content greater. Highly recommend for converts, re-verts, or faithful Catholics.

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So impactful

Fr. Josh has a gift to share is love for Jesus and the Catholic Church. So many insights and help for my spiritual walk with the Lord. Love hearing his voice on his own story. Thank you for writing this book.

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I’ve been going through Trent Horn, Frank Sheed, and Scott Hahn books like crazy. I saw this title and I was a little curious because I’ve seen Fr Josh on a YouTube video a while back and I had an extra credit to spend.

This book has changed my life. I have a much healthier and closer relationship with Jesus Christ. Many catholic writings are so knowledgeable and helpful, but Fr Josh details such a beautiful and prayerful approach. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.

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  • 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.