‘Before I was on The X Factor Australia, before I performed for a pope … I was an alienated, messed-up teenager.’
The story of Fr Rob Galea is a journey from desperation to hope. Struggling under the weight of addiction and depression, Fr Rob was considering ending his life when redemption came through a phone call. Knowing that he needed help, Fr Rob fought his demons to forge a relationship with Jesus Christ and has never looked back.
Breakthrough asks you to find your way through adversity to the better life that awaits you. It’s a powerful story about recovery, redemption and faith, and is told by one of the most charismatic priests of our time.
“Who could to fail to be moved by this book? No matter what age you are, this book holds a promise ... Fr Rob is truly a man of God.”
Sister Hilda Scott, OSB
Benedictine Abbey, Jamberoo, NSW
"Contemporary culture compels approaches to evangelization that are new in ardor, methods and expressions. Fr. Rob Galea's efforts to reach young people with the saving power of the Gospel exemplify all three and in his new book he reveals precisely where his zeal for the mission originates- in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who is living, present and accessible to all people in his Church".
Bishop Robert Barron
Fr Rob Galea was ordained a Catholic priest in 2010. He is the founder of Stronger Youth, a singer and a songwriter. He shot to national fame in Australia after appearing on The X Factor in 2015. Fr Rob is currently serving St Kilian’s Parish in Bendigo, Victoria.