The Air We Breathe MOBI Æ The Air PDF \

The Air We Breathe MOBI Æ The Air PDF \


  • Paperback
  • 348 pages
  • The Air We Breathe
  • Christa Parrish
  • English
  • 01 May 2014
  • 9780764205552

10 thoughts on “The Air We Breathe

  1. Pamela Pamela says:

    I enjoy Christa Parrish's poignancy and writing style She's not afraid to tackle tough issues or controversial topics And she does so with honest clean language At times though in this particular novel a survivor's tale encompassing catastrophic trauma and crimes against children I found myself pulling back some Momentarily and briefly disengaging It was intense so than I was expecting It reopened some old wounds and gave me pause Yet on the other hand I couldn't put the book down The overall story is certainly well thought out and aptly orchestrated Motherdaughter dynamics felt ultra realistic As did Molly's PTSD There are some nice threads of symbolism too woven throughout The wax museum especially And Parrish's ability to write dynamic contemporary dialogue that reads authentic in tonelocationdialectage is amazing I enjoyed the 'wicked good' Maine speak of Tobias the pizza delivery guy across from the wax museum The only major drawback at least per my tastes certain scenes felt rushed or cut short; to the point not fully reaching their full emotional potential or character depth Not really sugarcoated per se or overly vague but reading like an abridged version; falling short of fully flushing out the what's and why's If that makes any sense???? Then too I was battling a head cold while reading and that could have colored my perception Overall a solid good read I will reiterate though the book delves into crimes against children and children as witnesses of violent crimes The content isn't debasing or overly graphic Moreover the primary focus isn't about the abusive event but rather the healing process through love acceptance grace and answered prayer THREE Contemporary Christian Fiction STARS


  2. Karin Karin says:

    Molly Fisk is nearly 18 but never goes outside She and her mother run a wax museum on an island in Maine and while she used to run she feels safe only in the museum She finds herself attracted to a young boy who works in a pizza place across the street but is unsure how he feels about herSeven years previously Claire was grieving for her three dead children three years later her husband had divorced her not long after they died in a car accident She does crossword puzzles constructs puzzles but does little else until one day she feels drawn toward a silent girl on a swing in a park who talks to her She becomes part of this little girl's therapy until one day the girl and her mother vanishAlthough the description on the book not uite what I've written here sounds a bit cheesy the book is anything but Not everything is a surprise of course nor is it really meant to be but while it doesn't take long to connect the dots it does take time for everything to unfold and there is to this book than meets the eye What I loved about this book were the people; I cared about them and was bawling than once but also happy than once This is definitely one of Parrish's better books


  3. Amanda Amanda says:

    Good story about redemption Deals with some hard themes child loss trauma PTSD


  4. Louise Louise says:

    Story DescriptionBaker Publishing Group|November 1 2012|Trade Paperback|ISBN 978 0 7642 0555 2New from the Winner of ECPA’s Fiction Book of the YearSeventeen year old Molly Fisk does not go outside She’s ruled by anxiety and only feels safe in the tiny tourist town museum she and her mother run and call home Yearning to live free but unable to overcome deep wounds from her past she stays hidden away Then the chance arrival of a woman Molly knew six years ago changes everythingSix years ago newly single Claire Rodriguez was an empty shell Only in the uniue friendship she strikes up with a young girl – a silent girl who’ll only talk to Claire – does she see the possibility of healing But one day the girl and her mother vanish their house abandoned What happened that drove them away? And how can Claire now offer Molly the same chance at finding at new life?My ReviewThe Air We Breathe had me hooked from the very beginning The character development in this novel is phenomenal The author’s descriptions of the personalities of each character is flawless I felt like I knew each person intimately as if I’d been a close friend for years Young Molly Fisk enters a bank with her father Just as they are about to leave bank robbers appear on the scene and Molly witnesses her father being shot and killed and is then kidnapped for two weeks before she manages to escape This sends her into a world of “muteness” where she won’t talk to anyone Molly and her mother Susan move away and change their names Molly lives a secluded life never even so much as stepping outside It takes years for Molly to unravel what she experienced that day in the bank To some her fears and turmoil may seem irrational but for Molly they are glaringly real I could empathize and really ‘feel’ Molly’s pain I felt so sorry for her Molly and her Mom end up in a small town where they live and run a wax museum One day Molly runs into Claire a woman who she knew six years ago and needs healing of her own Soon Molly’s life begins to change The uniue and close friendship that Claire and Molly share is precious because in Molly’s muted world the ONLY person she will ‘speak’ to is Claire Then one day Molly and her Mom are gone and the house is empty Claire doesn’t know what to think doesn’t know where they went and wonders how she is going to continue to help Molly recover if she can’t find her Where is she?Christa Parrish has written a beautiful novel full of heartache and pain and healing and redemption For sure The Air We Breathe is a highly recommendable book I’m going to be searching out of this author’s workBook has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf Martin Communications Inc Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group


  5. Loraine Loraine says:

    Rating 35Ruled by fear and deep wounds seventeen year old Molly Fisk stays hidden away But everything changes when a woman from her past suddenly reappearsThis was a well written book but I had a great deal of difficulty with the first half of the book It seemed somewhat disjointed to me as the time jumped around as well as the characters I couldn't uite figure out how the characters related and I also found it moderately depressing The second half was much better as I began to understand the relationship between the characters Overall I just didn't feel a strong connection with this book The characters were interesting I really felt sorry for MollyHanna as she was locked in to agoraphobia due to her past It didn't seem that her mom was any help whatsoever as she was deep into her own problems I loved Tobias and his patience and understanding for Molly's problem even though he didn't know the cause of it Claire reached out to Molly in friendship and was a support for her because of Claire's previous experiences FAVORITE UOTES I have no idea what to do next We usually don't And that's usually where God wants usGod always knows and I've learned it's better to leave the details up to HimI know God is good I know His ways are perfect I also know only He gives and takes life No one else has ultimate control of thatI think God put us where we're supposed to be when we're supposed to be thereBut I do it because that's what being faithful means using each situation in a way that's pleasing to Him


  6. Kari Kari says:

    This book has a lot of twists and has a uniue plot It was hard to connect with a teenager that won't leave the house That may be the beauty of this book Often times we think of shut ins we think of older people but this book takes you into a different world


  7. Natalie Natalie says:

    The Air We Breathe is a contemporary Christian novel I was pulled right into the story and enjoyed it overall though the latter half the story drug a bit for me It's nice to read a book without anything offensive in it


  8. Kelly Kelly says:

    I received The Air We Breathe for free from Bethany House for the purposes of this reviewThe premise of the book a teenage girl who will never venture outside was intriguing What made her this way? What happened in her life that she must stay within the confines of her home?These uestions were answered throughout the book as the story weaves back and forth between the years 2002 and 2009 and between being told through chapters about the characters Molly Hanna and Claire The book does a good job in showing the difficulty of having good relationships after traumatic events the difficulty in healing from those events and the slow process it takes to get there While the book kept me interested to the end although there were some weak pointsMolly and her mother are caretakers for a wax museum; this is too obvious of a symbol When Molly and Claire run into each other in the museum and Claire stays to spend time with Molly the relationship feels much forced than when Claire befriended the child Hanna I also was expecting Molly to tell Claire everything before she explained her life to Tobias Claire's insecurities in her marriage detract from the rest of the story While they are entirely plausible they just don't fit Molly's mother was not a character one could really end up caring much about; it would have been good to have chapters from her perspective as wellIt's not obvious what exactly happened to Hanna during the two weeks While references to the possibility of rape are made it just isn't clear if that happened or not this is probably due to Christian readers wanting nice neat stories without violenceOverall I enjoyed reading The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish I read so many non fiction books for review that it was pardon the pun a breath of fresh air to read a novel for a change


  9. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    I got this from the library and somehow completely missed that it was Christian fiction The story was engrossing from the start with interesting characters and a clever mystery But the Jesus references were jarring and distracted from the story for me The characters' faith is central to the story and I understood that but it didn't need to be so overt with references to Him etc otherwise would be 4 stars


  10. Sunny Sunny says:

    Had no idea this was a Christian book until the last 13 then the Jesus references were literally peppered every page Otherwise would have been a good read The references became ad nauseam to the extent it put me off finishing after 34 of the way Realized it was the wrong book my friend kept telling me to read The Air You Breath What a difference one word makes


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The Air We Breathe➜ [KINDLE] ❆ The Air We Breathe By Christa Parrish ➦ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk New from the Winner of ECPA's Fiction Book of the YearSeventeen year old Molly Fisk does not go outside She's ruled by anxiety and only feels safe in the tiny tourist town museum she and her mother ru New from the Winner of ECPA's Fiction Book of the YearSeventeen year old Molly Fisk does not go outside She's ruled by anxiety and only feels safe in the tiny tourist town museum she and her mother run and call home Yearning to live free but unable The Air PDF \ to overcome deep wounds from her past she stays hidden away Then the chance arrival of a woman Molly knew six years ago changes everything Six years ago newly single Claire Rodriguez was an empty shell Only in the uniue friendship she strikes up with a young girl a silent girl who'll only talk to Claire does she see the possibility of healing But one day the girl and her mother vanish their house abandoned What happened that drove them away And how can Claire now offer Molly the same chance at finding a life anew.


About the Author: Christa Parrish

Christa Parrish is the award winning author of four novels and founder of Breaking the Sea Ministries She lives in upstate New York with her husband pastor and writer Chris Coppernoll and they have four children in their blended family When not writing she is creative director The Air PDF \ of Concentric a contemporary arts based worship service co leads her church's youth ministry and produces a week.


10 thoughts on “The Air We Breathe

  1. Pamela Pamela says:

    I enjoy Christa Parrish's poignancy and writing style She's not afraid to tackle tough issues or controversial topics And she does so with honest clean language At times though in this particular novel a survivor's tale encompassing catastrophic trauma and crimes against children I found myself pulling back some Momentarily and briefly disengaging It was intense so than I was expecting It reopened some old wounds and gave me pause Yet on the other hand I couldn't put the book down The overall story is certainly well thought out and aptly orchestrated Motherdaughter dynamics felt ultra realistic As did Molly's PTSD There are some nice threads of symbolism too woven throughout The wax museum especially And Parrish's ability to write dynamic contemporary dialogue that reads authentic in tonelocationdialectage is amazing I enjoyed the 'wicked good' Maine speak of Tobias the pizza delivery guy across from the wax museum The only major drawback at least per my tastes certain scenes felt rushed or cut short; to the point not fully reaching their full emotional potential or character depth Not really sugarcoated per se or overly vague but reading like an abridged version; falling short of fully flushing out the what's and why's If that makes any sense???? Then too I was battling a head cold while reading and that could have colored my perception Overall a solid good read I will reiterate though the book delves into crimes against children and children as witnesses of violent crimes The content isn't debasing or overly graphic Moreover the primary focus isn't about the abusive event but rather the healing process through love acceptance grace and answered prayer THREE Contemporary Christian Fiction STARS

  2. Karin Karin says:

    Molly Fisk is nearly 18 but never goes outside She and her mother run a wax museum on an island in Maine and while she used to run she feels safe only in the museum She finds herself attracted to a young boy who works in a pizza place across the street but is unsure how he feels about herSeven years previously Claire was grieving for her three dead children three years later her husband had divorced her not long after they died in a car accident She does crossword puzzles constructs puzzles but does little else until one day she feels drawn toward a silent girl on a swing in a park who talks to her She becomes part of this little girl's therapy until one day the girl and her mother vanishAlthough the description on the book not uite what I've written here sounds a bit cheesy the book is anything but Not everything is a surprise of course nor is it really meant to be but while it doesn't take long to connect the dots it does take time for everything to unfold and there is to this book than meets the eye What I loved about this book were the people; I cared about them and was bawling than once but also happy than once This is definitely one of Parrish's better books

  3. Amanda Amanda says:

    Good story about redemption Deals with some hard themes child loss trauma PTSD

  4. Louise Louise says:

    Story DescriptionBaker Publishing Group|November 1 2012|Trade Paperback|ISBN 978 0 7642 0555 2New from the Winner of ECPA’s Fiction Book of the YearSeventeen year old Molly Fisk does not go outside She’s ruled by anxiety and only feels safe in the tiny tourist town museum she and her mother run and call home Yearning to live free but unable to overcome deep wounds from her past she stays hidden away Then the chance arrival of a woman Molly knew six years ago changes everythingSix years ago newly single Claire Rodriguez was an empty shell Only in the uniue friendship she strikes up with a young girl – a silent girl who’ll only talk to Claire – does she see the possibility of healing But one day the girl and her mother vanish their house abandoned What happened that drove them away? And how can Claire now offer Molly the same chance at finding at new life?My ReviewThe Air We Breathe had me hooked from the very beginning The character development in this novel is phenomenal The author’s descriptions of the personalities of each character is flawless I felt like I knew each person intimately as if I’d been a close friend for years Young Molly Fisk enters a bank with her father Just as they are about to leave bank robbers appear on the scene and Molly witnesses her father being shot and killed and is then kidnapped for two weeks before she manages to escape This sends her into a world of “muteness” where she won’t talk to anyone Molly and her mother Susan move away and change their names Molly lives a secluded life never even so much as stepping outside It takes years for Molly to unravel what she experienced that day in the bank To some her fears and turmoil may seem irrational but for Molly they are glaringly real I could empathize and really ‘feel’ Molly’s pain I felt so sorry for her Molly and her Mom end up in a small town where they live and run a wax museum One day Molly runs into Claire a woman who she knew six years ago and needs healing of her own Soon Molly’s life begins to change The uniue and close friendship that Claire and Molly share is precious because in Molly’s muted world the ONLY person she will ‘speak’ to is Claire Then one day Molly and her Mom are gone and the house is empty Claire doesn’t know what to think doesn’t know where they went and wonders how she is going to continue to help Molly recover if she can’t find her Where is she?Christa Parrish has written a beautiful novel full of heartache and pain and healing and redemption For sure The Air We Breathe is a highly recommendable book I’m going to be searching out of this author’s workBook has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf Martin Communications Inc Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group

  5. Loraine Loraine says:

    Rating 35Ruled by fear and deep wounds seventeen year old Molly Fisk stays hidden away But everything changes when a woman from her past suddenly reappearsThis was a well written book but I had a great deal of difficulty with the first half of the book It seemed somewhat disjointed to me as the time jumped around as well as the characters I couldn't uite figure out how the characters related and I also found it moderately depressing The second half was much better as I began to understand the relationship between the characters Overall I just didn't feel a strong connection with this book The characters were interesting I really felt sorry for MollyHanna as she was locked in to agoraphobia due to her past It didn't seem that her mom was any help whatsoever as she was deep into her own problems I loved Tobias and his patience and understanding for Molly's problem even though he didn't know the cause of it Claire reached out to Molly in friendship and was a support for her because of Claire's previous experiences FAVORITE UOTES I have no idea what to do next We usually don't And that's usually where God wants usGod always knows and I've learned it's better to leave the details up to HimI know God is good I know His ways are perfect I also know only He gives and takes life No one else has ultimate control of thatI think God put us where we're supposed to be when we're supposed to be thereBut I do it because that's what being faithful means using each situation in a way that's pleasing to Him

  6. Kari Kari says:

    This book has a lot of twists and has a uniue plot It was hard to connect with a teenager that won't leave the house That may be the beauty of this book Often times we think of shut ins we think of older people but this book takes you into a different world

  7. Natalie Natalie says:

    The Air We Breathe is a contemporary Christian novel I was pulled right into the story and enjoyed it overall though the latter half the story drug a bit for me It's nice to read a book without anything offensive in it

  8. Kelly Kelly says:

    I received The Air We Breathe for free from Bethany House for the purposes of this reviewThe premise of the book a teenage girl who will never venture outside was intriguing What made her this way? What happened in her life that she must stay within the confines of her home?These uestions were answered throughout the book as the story weaves back and forth between the years 2002 and 2009 and between being told through chapters about the characters Molly Hanna and Claire The book does a good job in showing the difficulty of having good relationships after traumatic events the difficulty in healing from those events and the slow process it takes to get there While the book kept me interested to the end although there were some weak pointsMolly and her mother are caretakers for a wax museum; this is too obvious of a symbol When Molly and Claire run into each other in the museum and Claire stays to spend time with Molly the relationship feels much forced than when Claire befriended the child Hanna I also was expecting Molly to tell Claire everything before she explained her life to Tobias Claire's insecurities in her marriage detract from the rest of the story While they are entirely plausible they just don't fit Molly's mother was not a character one could really end up caring much about; it would have been good to have chapters from her perspective as wellIt's not obvious what exactly happened to Hanna during the two weeks While references to the possibility of rape are made it just isn't clear if that happened or not this is probably due to Christian readers wanting nice neat stories without violenceOverall I enjoyed reading The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish I read so many non fiction books for review that it was pardon the pun a breath of fresh air to read a novel for a change

  9. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    I got this from the library and somehow completely missed that it was Christian fiction The story was engrossing from the start with interesting characters and a clever mystery But the Jesus references were jarring and distracted from the story for me The characters' faith is central to the story and I understood that but it didn't need to be so overt with references to Him etc otherwise would be 4 stars

  10. Sunny Sunny says:

    Had no idea this was a Christian book until the last 13 then the Jesus references were literally peppered every page Otherwise would have been a good read The references became ad nauseam to the extent it put me off finishing after 34 of the way Realized it was the wrong book my friend kept telling me to read The Air You Breath What a difference one word makes

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