“A must read for serious evangelism”
Glen Scrivener's The Air We Breathe provides believers and non-believers alike with a timely reminder that in an increasingly hostile and uninformed environment our faith is strongly evidence-based.
Rather than attacking the self-refuting contradictions of postmodernism, the premise is simple and positive: as fish are forgetful of water, our western world is forgetful, even ignorant, of its Judeo-Christian heritage. He builds a sure, cumulative case for the Christian origins for the values which underpin a now unconscious foundation not simply of the historical West, but even of the excesses of identity politics, itself
This book is readable, accessible, even entertaining, despite its critically important and weighty thesis. It's evident from the outset, in its careful construction, that the author knows exactly where he's taking the reader, the route he's taking and exactly what the reader will find.
By the eighth chapter, the vast cultural impact of the Christian gospel on Western values is drawn inexorably together into a truly powerful statement - not simply a cultural statement, but a truly coherent faith statement.
This is certainly good apologetics. In a disarming and generous way it destroys the public stereotypes, caricatures and ignorance which has always muddied the waters of sincere discussion.
This can never be a work wherein (in absurdist postmodern terms), the reader determines its meaning. Rather, it points us in a winsome, appealing and sure-footed way to 'the Author and Perfecter of our faith.'