LOVE: The More Excellent Way



Jeremy Camp
Best-Selling Recording Artist
Dove Award Winner

“I have been encouraged greatly by the teachings of Chuck Smith over the years, and he has once again continued the encouragement by showing the beautiful depth of God’s love for us, bathed in the promises of His Word. This book is an amazing example of loving the unlovable, and developing a deep understanding of God’s heart for us, while continuing to stay grounded in God’s Word.”


John Tesh
Former Host of Entertainment Tonight
Radio Show Personality

“In a world where so many of us have caught “hurry sickness,” Chuck Smith boldly reminds us that God’s original plan for us is to be in a hurry to practice the art of love … to perfect ‘love as a lifestyle.’ Be in a hurry to read this book and you will catch the urge to put love into action.”



Greg Laurie
Founder of Harvest Crusades
Senior Pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship, CA

“There are books, and then there are books. I would describe this new book from Chuck Smith—one of America’s most influential pastors—as a lifework. Love was not written in some ivory tower of theory, and only a pastor like Chuck Smith could write about love so effectively. “It was a love he and his wife, Kay, had in their hearts from the Lord to reach out to a lost generation of kids in the 1960s, which resulted in the Jesus People Movement in Southern California. I am proud to say that I was one of those kids who came to Christ through Chuck’s ministry, and I now seek to reach this generation with that same life-changing message of the gospel. This is distilled truth that can potentially change your life. I highly recommend it.”


Jon Courson
Searchlight Radio Program Host
Founding Pastor, Applegate Christian Fellowship, OR

“Pastor Chuck has penned a masterpiece portraying the love of God in a way that is truly masterful! Indeed, Chuck has been an ‘apostle of love’ for a generation that was ‘looking for love in all the wrong places.’ “And the Lord of love used Chuck’s life personally and these classic teachings of his to reveal God’s love in a way that warms our hearts and stirs our souls to love Him and love others in a greater measure than ever before!”


Raul Ries
Founder, Somebody Loves You Christian Crusades
Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, CA

“In the 1970s, when the world proclaimed a false and empty love, the love of God was poured out through the ministry of Pastor Chuck Smith. I was one of a generation transformed through his message. Pastor Chuck Smith writes with authority and great passion. No one can write a book on love unless they have truly encountered God personally. He is one of the most loving persons I have ever known. God has chosen His perfect writer! I know the message of this book is going to change people’s hearts forever. There is a more excellent way—and it is the love of Christ!”


Skip Heitzig
Connection Radio/TV Host
Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel Albuquerque, NM

“What could send a clearer signal that our faith in Christ is real than love? Chuck Smith highlights this greatest of all needs—to love and be loved—and shows how this is at the very heart of the gospel. In this book he demonstrates love’s ‘trickle-down’ effect, how God’s love for us transforms and prompts a response to love Him back, and then spills out to others in the most refreshing way. If you only read one book this year, let it be this one!”


Jeff Johnson
Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel Downey, CA

“Raised in the materialistic ‘50s, I soon fell for every lie the ‘60s had to offer. As hippies, we believed love was free, but I sacrificed my first-born son, my health, and many of my friends on that altar we called ‘free love.’ Chuck’s new book is filled with strong biblical truths that are simple and easy to understand. This book will have a profound effect upon every reader who is a seeker of true love.”


Steve Mays
Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel South Bay, CA

“Reading this book brought me back to the early days of Calvary Chapel, where so many of our lives were forever changed by the simple, yet profound message of God’s love. In the pages of Love the More Excellent Way, you will discover God’s incredible, unbelievable, and merciful love for you. It changed a generation of kids back in the seventies, and this message of God’s love can do it once again. Thank you, Pastor Chuck, for writing it out for us.”


Richie Furay
Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel Broomfield, CO
Buffalo Springfield Band Member

“In a world that’s so intent on questioning the God of the Bible—His existence, His character, His very nature—Pastor Chuck has clearly defined what the Bible teaches about the one true and living God, that at the heart of His very being, He is love! Love The More Excellent Way not only reassures believers of God’s everlasting love for them, but confronts us to re-evaluate how the ‘love He has poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit’ is demonstrated in our daily walk. In addition, non-believers are challenged to weigh the many Scriptures that declare His love for them, the world at large.”


Chuck Girard
Christian Musical Artist
Love Song Band Member

“Nearly forty years ago I walked into Calvary Chapel for the first time as a hippie. I was very skeptical, and not really open to Christianity. I was hoping that the minister might be a counter-culture person, but instead, my eyes were greeted by a normal ‘straight-looking’ person—Chuck Smith. His manner was soft and gentle, and his smile lit up the room. What I appreciated most about this book is what I have always appreciated from Chuck: his direct, simple, yet profound approach to teaching the Scriptures.”


Pancho Juarez
Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel Montebello, CA

“In a day and age when love is constantly redefined, Pastor Chuck takes us to the core definition: God is love. The immensity and power of God’s love is overwhelming; being reminded of His unconditional love is humbling. The book has challenged me to love in ways beyond me … sacrificially.”



Lee Ezell
Inspirational Author and Speaker

“The message of this book—authentic love—is vital to the salvation of our planet. When the world witnesses us experiencing and exhibiting the love of the Father, they will believe God is among us!”




Christa Maletta
Customer Service for 22 Years
The Word For Today

“With all of the books I have read from Pastor Chuck—and I’ve read them all—this book touched me the most. I felt so close to Jesus reading it, and felt overwhelmed at times. I had to stop and wipe my eyes because of the tears. “I know I will read it again—probably more than once. I felt like I was on the mountaintop, and I didn’t want to come down. I will definitely get this for my friends and I am sure they will feel as blessed.”