Broken and Blue

Broken and Blue

by Scott Silverii, Jimmy Evans

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Overview

Chief of Police, Scott Silverii, PhD shares over 25 years of life behind the thin blue line. The effects of danger, destruction and despair while giving it all for the job, yet saving nothing for ourselves, leaves many of America's finest broken. Chief Scott, a national law enforcement subject matter, and author of Cop Culture: Why Good Cops Go Bad and A Darker Shade of Blue, guides officers through the dark realities of life behind the badge.

Chief Scott uncovers the big lie: Time Does Not Heal All Wounds

While physical injuries heal, the real, unseen damage doesn't. Idealistic public servants are left hurting and without help. Thanks to the walled off culture of law enforcement, most heroes needing help won't risk the outreach because of the knock against their reputation among peers.

Broken In Blue: A Policeman's Guide to Health, Healing and Hope is the nation's leading resource for brothers in blue. Written by a cop specifically for cops, Chief Scott is not only and expert in police culture, but has overcome a life of personal pain caused by the same ideals police uphold as noble and defining of the alpha warrior tribe.

"Seeking help doesn't make you weak. It makes you whole, so you return stronger and better prepared to fight."

Officers carry past personal pain from dysfunctional family lives or earlier injuries. Wrapping pain inside of body armor won't make it go away. The stress of serving the public only compounds the unresolved wounds caused by others. Police officers protect the public, but now is your time to protect yourself.

Police officer depression, PTSD, addiction, domestic abuse and suicide continue to torment those who place others above themselves. Cops deserve better self-care, so they can provide better public service. Broken In Blue was created to help give officers a confidential, real-life look at what it means to live a life of freedom from the past of a broken past. Chief Scott leads America's Finest from a sacrificial life of service toward a renewed beginning based on health, healing and hope.
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Forward by Pastor Jimmy Evans, Founder of MarriageToday & XO Marriage

Law enforcement officers and their families live in a world of hurt, and that pain is accumulated over years of on the job trauma. LEOs and their spouses suffer, usually in silence, as the pain manifests into addiction, depression, alcoholism, suicide, and PTSD, just to name a few. When Scott asked me to write the foreword for this book, I was honored to do so, because during the course of decades of ministry and marriage counseling, I've seen what this pain can do to first responder marriages and families, and the destruction is very real.

There are few resources available to help those who walk the thin blue line. There are even fewer resources that show you how to heal with Christ walking beside you. Scott has lived the life, he's battled, and he's been healed by the grace of God. There's no one better to share with you and show you how God can turn your past pains into something incredible for His glory.
Law enforcement officers and first responders everywhere should read this book, whether still on the job or retired. It gives hope, it gives healing, and it'll change your life and the legacy of your family.

Jimmy Evans

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161890769
Publisher: Five Stones Press
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 610 KB

About the Author

Dr. Scott Silverii and his wife, Leah, have blended seven kids and a French bulldog named Bacon into a wonderfully unique family. Their passion is helping hurting marriages.



They’re the founders of Blue Marriage, a first responder marriage ministry, and they are both certified as Marriage On The Rock counselors and SYMBIS facilitators.



Scott, a retired chief of police, holds a PhD from the University of New Orleans and is working toward his Doctor of Ministry at The King’s University. Leah is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 65 titles.



When not spending time with their kids, they enjoy crossing the country on their motorcycle, or hanging out with friends in their hometown of Dallas, Texas. An experienced speaker, mentor and confidential accountability partner, Scott and Leah are available for workshops, conferences, and church events. Their complete line of resources can be found at www.silveriiministry.com

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