Item description for The Air I Breathe: Worship as a Way of Life by Louie Giglio...
Overview Man is born ready to worship. However, to worship anything less than God robsboth Him and Christians.
Publishers Description 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 we reel, trying to comprehend how a holy God could chase us down with kindness and redeem us from an eternity of futile gods. In this newly revised and refreshed edition of the original "The Air I Breathe," you'll find your sense of worship increasing beyond church walls or a Sunday routine. Soon all of life becomes your delighted response to God Everybody Worships Something What captures your time and attention? We are all worshipers...of something. But are we spending our lives and filling our days with what matters most? Newly revised, "The Air I Breathe" will awaken you to the reality that worship is more than a service on Sunday. It's every moment reflecting God's glory and grace. "Some of the most inspiring teaching on worship I've ever heard has come from Louie Giglio. 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 " "It's about time we had a book from Louie Giglio Read it, and find out why." ""--"Beth Moore, Bestselling author, speaker, and founder of Living Proof Ministries " "A message that has sent shock waves through the church." ""--"Andy Stanley, Senior pastor, North Point Community Church " "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." "--Billy Ray Hearn, Founder of Sparrow Records"
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.22" Width: 5.88" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590526708 ISBN13 9781590526705
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More About Louie Giglio
Giglio was born in 1958 and grew up in a Christian home in Atlanta, Georgia. One morning at 2 AM during his freshman year at Georgia State University in 1977, he decided to follow Christ instead of the party life. That conscious decision led him to become one of the architects of the modern worship style geared towards young people with its emphasis on informal attire, expressive worship and low-key, visually driven sermons.
Giglio's ministry is based on Isaiah 26:8 - "Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts" (from the New International Version).
After Giglio graduated from Georgia State University, he earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. After finishing seminary, Giglio and his wife Shelley began a weekly Bible study called Choice Ministries at Baylor University. After several years, over ten percent of the student body was attending the weekly study.
In 1995, the Giglios moved from Waco, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia. While flying from Texas to Georgia, Giglio began to plan for a national gathering of Christian college students; this evolved into the Passion conferences. In addition, Giglio, along with Bill Willits from North Point Community Church, began a Bible study called 7:22 for college students from the Atlanta. Giglio led this Bible study weekly until 2005.
In January 1997, Passion hosted its first conference for college students, which lasted four days in Austin, Texas. Two thousand people attended. This launched Passion to the public and it has been followed by conferences and tours yearly. The Passion conferences hosted in January 2005 and 2006 drew thousands of college students to Nashville. In 2000, Giglio and others formed Sixsteps Records, a record label for Christian worship artists. Sixsteps' list of signed artists includes David Crowder Band, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and Charlie Hall. It also releases live albums from the Passion conferences.
In 2007, over 22,000 students gathered in Atlanta, GA, where the missions focused on their "Do Something Now" campaign. This raised $1,500,000 for global ministries on six continents. Giglio and the Passion ministry plan on holding regional events around the US in late 2007 and early 2008, and then go to the nations of the world in 2008 with the Passion World Tour.
Louie Giglio currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Air I Breathe (Repack)?
Worship=All of Life Feb 29, 2008
This is great little book that helps us dive deeper into what worship actually means. It's amazing to see Giglio show that we're all worshipers of something or someone...even if we don't realize it. When we direct our worship to God (our ascribing worth to God in everything we do), He gets more glory and we are joyfully satisfied in Him (Piper anybody?).
I highly recommend this book. I'm reading through it with a college worship leader training group that I lead. It's short and easy to read, making it a joy to read instead of feeling like homework from church (alongside their already heavy workload in school!). While it may be written in an easy-to-read style, the concepts held within will challenge your everyday life immensely. Worship Him with all your life!
The Air I Breathe is a Must Read Oct 17, 2007
Louie Giglio's book, The Air I Breathe, describes worship as a part of everyday life. We worship the things we value and get excited about. The god that we worship is evident from how we spend our time and money. At the end of every trail blazed by our time and money is a throne and on that throne is the "god" we worship. But, is the god we worship worthy of our praise? This is the primary question that Giglio raises.
I was drawn to Giglio's book the moment that I learned that he organized the Passion conference--an annual conference of Christian musicians. This conference has generated numerous CDs of praise music. The Best of Passion CD is one of my favorites.
The text for Giglio's books is Acts 17--Paul's visit to Mars hill. It is one the Bible's clearest statement of faith and the audience is a gathering of Greek intellectuals--agnostics. Paul notices that they have a statute where they worship an "unknown god". He then explains Christ as that unknown god.
Giglio's book is addressed to moderns and post-moderns who do not believe in God and do not think that they need God. It is short and very readable.
I found The Air I Breathe an inspiration. My have already lent my copy to a friend and have begun giving copies to people that I care about. I suspect that this book has brought people, especially teens, to faith in Christ. I highly recommend it.
Simple, Yet Profound Mar 29, 2007
After hearing Louie Giglio speak recently, I was interested to see what he had to write about worship. This little book is quite simple, but Louie's insights into what true worship is all about are quite profound. One could read this entire book in one sitting, but I found that I had to keep putting it down so that I could think about the content. Louie's definition of worship is probably the best I've ever seen.
Our entire worship team is going to read the book together as a guide to help us become better "lead worshipers".
Jeffreyh Jan 26, 2007
This book is very reminiscent of "Praise Habit" written by musician David Crowder, where Crowder uses very cleverly the double meaning of the outward expression of Giving GOD Praise in every possible way, and the use of the word "Habit" as the hat worn by saintly women. "Worship as a way of Life" is done here much in the same fashion. Some interesting encouragements given and some "Worship" clarifications which make this an overall pleasant & instructional worth-while book to read.
The Air I Breathe : Louie Giglio May 25, 2006
Louie Giglio's book brings home the biblical concept that the life of a New Testament Christian is to be an ongoing act of worship, not simply the singing of a song and a prayer on Sunday morning. Giglio develops the point well, building the case that everyone worships something...the question is, what do you worship? God? God's blessings? Or Yourself?
Highly recommended to anyone trying to understand what worship is.