E-Books

The following E-book descriptions are linked to PDF files of books written by Pastor Chuck Smith, founder of the Calvary Chapel movement of churches. Please feel free to download these files for your use.
Why Grace Changes Everything – The difference grace will make for you…. Grace.. It’s a word we all love to hear. But do we all know what it means? Without it, our lives are dry and dusty. But when grace comes, it transforms our lives into something rich and beautiful. With remarkable insight gleaned from his own life, Pastor Chuck Smith unfolds the mystery of grace and reveals the surprising truth: We can never grow in grace by our own efforts. True grace flows from the heart of the Father through the love of Jesus Christ. To know that God is for you, that He loves you, is the greatest source of security you will ever know.
The Claims of ChristI am come as a light into the world, that whosoever believes in me should not abide in darkness. John 12:46There is no denying the fact that the claims of Christ are radical. Jesus statements concerning Himself present every person with a choice to be made. We must either accept or reject His claims. He was either telling the truth or He was lying.
Harvest – Gang Members, drug addicts, mental patients, and society’s rejects… Chuck Smith’s amazing story of Calvary Chapel and the unlikely leaders God called to minister His Gospel. Read the exciting story of how Calvary Chapel has grown. Coming from all walks of life, ten Calvary Chapel pastors share how God broke through the barriers of evil, pride, addiction, complacency and anger to carry out His plan for this vital ministry.
 Christian Family Relationships – This brief study of Colossians 3 and Ephesians 6 focuses on the important principles for strengthening family relationships, with suggestions for practical application. May this book encourage you in the further study of God’s Word where the commands of God and the promises of His many blessings are found.
 Effective Prayer Life – Prayer is the most joyous privilege in the world! Discover the full, beautiful experience of prayer, and be refreshed by the simplicity of having a close relationship with God. In this book, Pastor Chuck discusses the principles of prayer, the keys to having a dynamic prayer life, and the victorious results of such a life. His practical, simplistic style will give you a better understanding of prayer, and make you better equipped to fight the good fight of faith. This book will stir in your heart a desire to “pray without ceasing”—the most important act the Christian can engage in.
Living Water – The Power of the Holy Spirit – In Pastor Chuck’s book Living Water, he explains how God has the power to change lives through His Holy Spirit. This book captures that message and is written to give people a true understanding of how the Holy Spirit works in the life of the believer. The purpose of this book is to help you get to know the Holy Spirit so that you might enjoy a full, rich relationship with Him. It is Pastor Chuck's desire to present God's glory and beauty that you will seek to yield your life fully to Him, knowing and personally experiencing His grace, His love, His power, and His gifts.
Charisma vs Charismania – This book is a scripturally balanced look at the person and work of the Holy Spirit. And will equip you to avoid the extremes surrounding the subject of the Holy Spirit and arm you with solid biblical teaching. Pastor Chuck believers that the Holy Spirit does work in the lives of Christians today and he offers a sane, scriptural approach that will encourage all believers to look to the Holy Spirit for guidance.
Calvary Chapel Distinctives – What makes Calvary Chapel distinctive? Pastor Chuck Smith explains a unique and strong emphasis on teaching the Word of God, as well as the gifts and ministry of the Holy Spirit. In this book Pastor Chuck teaches the call to the ministry, church government, the rapture of the church and the priority of studying the Word of God.
The Philosophy of Ministry of Calvary Chapel –  Over the years, many people have asked Pastor Chuck about the success of Calvary Chapel. Many have tried to figure out the formula to church growth and a healthy congregation by studying Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and the Senior Pastor where  he revealed that there is no secret formula to church growth – it is the line upon line, verse upon verse teaching of God's Word that produces a healthy, mature congregation, which in turn produces church growth. Once we recognize the purpose of the church and the importance of God's Word, we realize that it is not about us at all, but about God completely. “What, then, is the purpose of His church? To bring glory to God: to be God’s instrument of ministry to the Lord. Also, in a secondary sense, the church exists for the edifying or the building up of the saints and to bring the saints into full maturity, so that they might engage in the work of the ministry.” Pastor Chuck Smith