The Air I Breathe: Worship as a Way of Life (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
LOUIE GIGLIO is Pastor of Passion City Church and the founder of the Passion movement. Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people at events across the U.S. and around the world, uniting millions of students in worship, prayer and justice. In addition to the gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife, Shelley, lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords and the Passion Global Institute. Louie is the author of The Comeback, I Am Not But I Know I Am, and Goliath Must Fall. Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.
“At last, Louie Giglio has put into print the message God birthed in him years ago…a message that has shaped a generation of students, a message that has sent shock waves through the church, a message that has the potential to profoundly impact your worship.”
— ANDY STANLEY, Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries and Author of Next Generation Leader
“I’m not a worship guy…er, so I thought, but Louie’s book nailed me. After reading his book I finally ‘get’ worship. Louie helped me realize that worship is an all-the-time thing, a life thing. I was encouraged by this book. Mostly I was moved by Louie’s obvious passion for God and his gift for making worship make sense.”
— MICHAEL YACONELLI, Owner, Youth Specialties
“Some of the most inspiring teaching on worship I’ve ever heard has come from the mouth of Louie Giglio. Having read The Air I Breathe I can now say the same of Louie’s gift to communicate through the written word. This book has inspired me as a worshiper, and as a worship leader.”
— MATT REDMAN, Author of The Unquenchable Worshipper and The Heart of Worship
“Don’t read The Air I Breathe unless you want to reexamine your life to see whom or what you are truly worshiping on a daily basis. Louie spells it out in plain language: Learning the real meaning of worship is the most essential element in the spiritual journey of the Christian. In the end, our worship is more about what we do than what we say.”
— BILLY RAY HEARN, Founder, Sparrow Records
“Louie Giglio explores what God desires most in our worship with clarity and insight. Upon reading The Air I Breathe, you’ll be both challenged and liberated to discover that true worship inescapably involves who you are—all the time.”
— DR. CHARLES F. STANLEY, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia
“Louie Giglio communicates Christian truth in a wonderfully accessible and relevant way. The Air I Breathe is packed full of gems that inspire and encourage. He says everything I would want to say about worship—only he says it much, much better. This is a prophetic and timely book.”
— MIKE PILIVACHI, Pastor, Soul Survivor Church, Watford, United Kingdom
“This book is a challenging reminder that our worship is for God and not for ourselves.”
— BILL HEARN, President and CEO, EMI Christian Music Group