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How Has Christianity Shaped Human Values? Read The Air We Breathe


How often do you think about the oxygen that fills your lungs? Like the air we breathe, Christian values infuse our sense of morality in ways that are most often subconscious. The book The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe in Freedom, Kindness, Progress, and Equality is a fascinating exploration of the values our contemporary society describes as natural or innate, while pointing out that these values are, in fact, not innate but given to us by our Creator.

This eye-opening book explains that seven virtues held dear by the modern world, including human freedom, compassion, and equality, are all rooted in Christian teaching. These values were not only taught, but were demonstrated by Jesus who began a series of world changes that led to a desire for all people to be treated equally—a revolutionary idea at the time of the Roman Empire!

Approachable and engaging, The Air We Breathe connects the dots from Jesus’ teachings to our current cultural value system so you can engage in conversations with inquirers and skeptics. While our society may not perceive values like enlightenment, science, and progress to be particularly Christian, the reality is that worldly views on these modern priorities are deeply rooted in the Christian faith.

Learn why we have Christianity to thank for the values we cherish—order your copy of  The Air We Breathe today!


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