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The Air I Breathe: Worship as a Way of Life

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  702 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Where Do You Worship?

Not everyone may frequent the church on the corner, but we each have a place of worship. For some, it’s at the office. For others, before the mirror. Still others, on the basketball court. You were created to worship! So you naturally find a place to do it. But to worship anything less than God robs both Him and us. It’s at the foot of the cross where
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Multnomah (first published 2003)
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Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian
The premise of this book is that everyone is a worshiper. To find out where and what you worship you “simply follow the trail of your time, your affection, your energy, your money, and your loyalty. At the end of that trail you’ll find a throne; and whatever, or whomever, is on that throne is what’s of highest value to you. On that throne is what you worship”.
Louie goes on to say that when you see people at concerts or sporting events, you can see amazing worship. Ironically I was in Philadelphi
Iain Hamill
"How do you know where and what you worship? It's easy. You simply follow the trail of your time, your affection, your energy, your money, and your allegiance. At the end of that trail you'll find a throne; and whatever, or whomever, is on that throne is what's of highest value to you. On that throne is what you worship.”

A short helpful read on the nature of worship.
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
A good reminder that worship by default is something that we all do, and what or who we worship affects every other aspect of life. Could definitely see this being impactful for a younger audience, but that makes sense being that the author is a known influencer for the college age generation. Not a bad book, but for me it was just ok.
Kaytee Cobb
I thought this was a lot of words that could have been a 500- to 1,000-word blog post. I mean, I like the introspection that Giglio does, and I appreciate him in general, but calling this a "book" seems like a bit of a stretch.
Robin Hatcher
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A small but inspirational book. I want worship to be a way of life, not just an occasional experience. May it be like the air I breathe always.
Brian Hale
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Giglio's first book that I read. small package, big content.
Amanda Deed
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Such a simple explanation of our life of worship, but so deep in meaning at the same time.
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Worship is our response, both personal and corporate, to God—for who He is! And what He has done! Expressed in and by the things we say and the way we live.” That is how Louie Giglio describes worship in his book The Air I Breath: Worship as a Way of Life published by Multnomah. Giglio, who is the Pastor of Passion City Church and the Founder of the Passion movement, a movement hoping to impact a generation to live for the fame of Jesus Christ, understands worship. His label that he helped crea ...more
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. 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 dee ...more
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
In “The Air I Breathe”, Louie Giglio seeks to encourage Christians to worship God every day rather than just on Sunday mornings. Worship, after all, is a part of each of us. If we aren’t worshiping God, we are worshiping something else.

“Every day, all day long, everywhere you go, you worship. It’s what you do. It’s who you are.” (p1)

It is eternally important and essential that we choose to worship God. It doesn’t have to be in church. WE can worship God anytime, anywhere. We tend to think of wor
Rebecca Burnsworth
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Please note that I have received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. This book shows a different way of worship. When you think of worship you may think of worshiping just one God. However, the author brings up lots of different ways that worshiping comes into our lives.
The Air I Breathe would be great for new Christians to read. No matter your age, it would be a good idea to open this book and read it to remind yourself the reason why you
Create With Joy
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What do you worship in your life?

We all worship something.

We worship whether we realize it or not because we were created to worship...

The Air I Breathe: Worship As A Way Of Life encourages us to explore the role of worship in our life, including why it matters, how to make worship a way of life, and how to develop a personal path to worship.

The book is easy to read and contains questions at the end that can be used for personal reflection or small group study.

I enjoyed this book and recommend
Jessie Young
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great book on worship and making it part of your daily life. Clearly defines worship in a way that is easy to understand. Who we should worship, why and how are all answered in this concise little book. It’s easy to follow and understand for the newer Christian and a great reminder for a seasoned Christian. Giglio connects everything with scripture in this book. He brings out how we as humans really are and then brings us around to how we should be; who we should be worshiping - the creator of t ...more
"We're created to worship. That's why you and I are going to spend our lives declaring the worth of something. As a result we've got to make sure the thing we declare to be of greatest value is really worthy in the long run." The Air I Breathe by Louie Giglio (page 21)

This book is a short quick read but makes you think about how you show your love for God. Or even if you are showing it. Every day our love for our creator should be apparent in how we live. It's not a new concept but it's a remind
Michael Eubank
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In high school and college I had a longing to worship. I wasn't looking for singing lessons as some supposed. I was longing for someone to show me God's bigness. At the time, books on the subject were scarce. Eventually I found and immersed myself in the writings of John Piper. "The Air I Breath" is an excellent summation of Piper's theology of worship. This is a great starting point for anyone hungering for the bigness of God. Don't miss the study questions at the back of the book. Good for sma ...more
Ken Peters
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Giglio's book is very brief and very to-the-point: He provides a descriptive definition of worship and then works his way through that definition line by line, chapter by chapter. What seemed most important, and worth being repeatedly reminded of, was that each of us is "a worshiper." It's what we were created to do, and it's what we'll do no matter what the focus of our worship. Giglio very passionately and practically then directs the reader's heart to Jesus, the only one who is truly worthy o ...more
Sarah Black
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. The Air I Breathe by Louie Giglio taught me so much about worship. As soon as I finished the last page, I immediately wanted to share it with others. This is a book that shouldn’t collect dust on a book shelf, it’s a book that should be passed around from person to person so that they can understand what worship is.

The book was an easy read with eleven chapters, it kept my attention throughout the entire thing and it was easy to follow the logic and flow of the author, Louie Giglio.

The book
Megan Sybrant
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
At first i found this book a little boring & slow. He covered all the basics & it was your basic info on why worship is. But after i got past the initial chapters, then the meat of the book started to improve. He brought up some interesting thoughts that really changed my perspective. Overall, I’d recommend it to people. I’d just tell them to not give up in the first few chapters.
Amanda Delap
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveways
I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. My husband and I read it together and it provoked good conversation about worship being a way of life. It made us look at it in ways we've never thought about it before and have become more aware of what we devote our time to every day while creating goals on what to do better. It was a good book and I will probably read it again.
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really loved this book. short and straight to the point.
points to remember:
1.Worship tells us what we value most. As a result, worship determines our actions, becoming the driving force for all we do.
2.we all have an alter. and every alter has a throne.
3.what ever you worship, you become obsessed with.
Kirk Weikart
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
A concise, all-you-really-need-to-know, book about worshipping. As Louie Giglio acknowledges, we all worship something. It can be God, or it can be personal pleasure, etc. This would be a great resource for mentoring a new Christian. Or jumpstarting your own faith.
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is an excellent reminder that we were specifically made to worship God. He wants and deserves our worship all of the time, not just on Sunday mornings.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, spiritual
If you know Louie, you know what he's going to say here. Still, it is good to be reminded that we are all worshipers looking to direct our worship to a worthy Object. Short, easy, practical read.
Kyle Cloutier
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The way this brought God in to every aspect of life. Seeing how we can live our life no matter where we are and what we are doing. He is a phenomenal writing.
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian-books
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JJ Vancil
Louie Giglio has been at the forefront of leading a new generation of worshippers. As the founder of the Passion Movement, a lot of his life has been about discovering and rediscovering what worship is all about. This book is a outpouring of all that he has learned, studied and experienced. Using a simple and balanced definition, Giglio fleshes out the heart of worship and why it matters, both to the reader and to God. It is well written, logical, biblical, and isn't bogged down with heavy theol ...more
Sep 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, 2016
I highly enjoyed digging into different aspects of faith and how they translate into our unending worship. We all worship something at every moment, so why not have it be the One who knows the depths of our very soul! I read this book in preparation for writing a prayer walk for our church youth group, and the amount of Scripture and the thought-provoking discussion questions will help guide me. I loved the writing style, which speaks to many different readers - a balance I hope to glean from th ...more
Rachel Dawson
Here it is: the book that broke my streak of reading only women and people of color this year... haha! . Throughout this book, he focuses on different lines of his overall definition of worship: “Worship is... our response, both personal and corporate, to God— for who He is! and what He has done!” — it’s helpful, honest, easy to understand, and a short read with great discussion questions included too (perfect for reading with friends or a small group). While helpful for many, I’m sure, I didn’t ...more
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Yes, I like the book. It helped me see parts of my life that I needed to adjust. The best part of the book was the many ways to worship the author talked about. That was the best part because it helped me with most of my problems. The worst part was the high-level words the author used-because it was harder for me to understand.

I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a better spiritual life. This entire book was written for that reason. There was no award given. The only thing that coul
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a fan of Louie Giglio's writing style and the layout of the book was just poor. There were some really good quotes in this book and I really liked the questions at the end of the book for discussion (I just wish that I knew they were there when I first started reading it). I would say this is a good simple read about being a worshiper, but if you are looking for a more intellecutal stimulating book on the same subject I would look elsewhere.
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