Calvary Chapel Distinctives

What makes Calvary Chapel different from other Bible believing, evangelical churches? Certainly there are churches that share many of our beliefs and practices. We’re not renegades. But God has done a wonderful work of balance in the Calvary Chapel movement that makes us different in many areas.

At Calvary Chapel churches you will find the teaching of the Word and an open heart to the work of the Holy Spirit. It is this balance that makes us a distinct and uniquely blessed movement of God. And so it’s important to understand the biblical principles behind why God has allowed us to exist and grow.

Answers for Today

In Answers for Today, Pastor Chuck Smith addresses various practical aspects of our Christian faith, including healing, the rapture, and much more.

Charisma Vs. Charismania

This book is a scripturally balanced look at the person and work of the Holy Spirit. It will equip the reader to avoid the extremes surrounding the subject of the Holy Spirit and it will arm the reader with solid biblical teaching. Charisma Versus Charismania identifies who the Holy Spirit is and describes His proper work in the world, the church, and the life of the believer.

Pastor Chuck believed that the Holy Spirit indeed 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.

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.


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.

Living Water

Jesus promised his disciples that He would not leave them as orphans, but that He would pray to the Father who would send them another Comforter to come alongside them and abide with them forever.

In Living Water, Pastor Chuck Smith paints an intimate picture of the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer, who fulfilled Jesus’ promise all those years ago and today. Experience the refreshing streams of living water filling your life, then overflowing to a thirsty world.

The Claims of Christ

There 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.

He claimed to be the Son of God and that He came to save the world. It is not an option to simply ignore such statements. For if Jesus is truly who He claimed to be, then our eternal destiny will be determined by whether or not we believe those claims.

The Final Curtain

Earth’s Stage is set for one final scene.

The drama of the ages is unfolding before our eyes as the sure fulfillment of Bible prophecy brings us ever nearer the closing scene in earths history. Why is this so? How can we tell?

Chuck Smith provides insight into God’s prophetic plan and shows how current events are leading to the time when one climactic battle will usher in eternity. Explaining the Rapture, the rise of Antichrist, and conditions that favor the Lords soon return. The Final Curtain is a compact, hard-hitting expose on the last days of human history.

The Gospel According To Grace

A clear and enlightening commentary on the Book of Romans.

Pastor Chuck reviews Paul’s epistle, one of the most important books in the Bible, on a verse-by-verse basis, looking deeper into God’s grace and love for mankind.

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. In 1988, Pastor Chuck visited Calvary Chapel West Covina and spoke to the congregation about the philosophy behind the ministry of Calvary Chapel. In his message, 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.

The Tribulation And The Church

If you are looking for a concise, clear and reasoned perspective on the subject of the Tribulation & the Church, then this book is for you.

Pastor Chuck gives plenty of scriptural evidence to support his view on where the church is prior to the great tribulation.

What The World Is Coming To

What is the world coming to?

The answer is documented in the Book of Revelation: A prophetic and unerring account of the final days of man upon earth, and the momentous events to follow. Join Pastor Chuck as he gives a verse-by-verse commentary overview of the Book of Revelation.

Why Grace Changes Everything

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.