Book Review – The Air I Breathe

February 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Adult Book Reviews

Book Title:  The Air I Breathe

Author:  Louie Giglio

Published by:  Multnomah

Amazon info: Let Every Breath You Take Be an Act of Worship

Worship is more than singing on Sunday morning. While that’s part of it, worship is the essence of what makes us truly human. God sparked this desire within our hearts from the day He first breathed life into Adam and Eve. Since then, every single human who has walked this planet has participated in this God-given ability, and divine quest. While many have squandered their gift, there are those who find the wonder-filled life of communion with God no matter the time or place.

True freedom comes when worship flows through us as naturally as the air we breathe, when the words and actions in our lives resonate with our Creator so deeply that every inhalation is full of meaning. When we understand the holiness of the God who knows the stars by name—and His overwhelming love for each one of us—how can we offer anything less?

In The Air I Breathe, Louie Giglio explains in passionate prose what it means to truly live a life of worship, offering insight and guidance for finding our personal path towards connecting with the God of the Universe.

My rating: 3 stars
My review:

Perhaps I’ll be showing my age here. It’s hard for me to get over the style of writing of this book. In some ways it seems like and attempt to put as many “tweetable” quotes together – or the compilation of a few pithy blog posts maybe.  That’s not to say that the content is off.  While there’s little “new” info, I did highlight a couple of things.  The one that stood out to me the most was on page 27:

“Whatever you worship, you become obsessed with. Whatever you become obsessed with, you imitate. And whatever you imitate, you become. In other words, whatever you value most will ultimately determine who you are.”

Ouch. And true. So I guess I won’t say that I can’t recommend this book, but I don’t know that I ever would.    The back cover’s last paragraph says the author explains “in passionate prose” … perhaps that’s why I found it difficult to keep going.  It’s an important topic, and I’m glad he wrote the book. Just not my style.

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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