The Way of Agape: Understanding God’s Love

After God healed Nancy Missler’s marriage, she prayed for three years, asking the Lord to show her from Scripture what He had done. She not only wanted to understand what had happened, but also needed be able to explain it to others. The Way of Agape details that answer. In short, Nancy learned:

  1. What God’s Love is and how it differs from human love. Most of us, even as Christians, are still functioning only on human love and this is why so many of us have become confused and disheartened.
  2. What it means to love God with all our heart, will and soul and learning the difference between each of these terms. Learning what quenches God’s Love in our hearts and how practically to yield these things over to Him.
  3. And, finally, what it means to love our neighbors as ourselves and how to put their will and desires above our own.

The only way we can do this is to love God first; to totally give ourselves over to Him. The Way of Agape is a completely new way of loving. It’s a way of loving that is opposite from the way the world teaches and probably very different from the way you have been used to showing love, even as a Christian.

Our human love is based on what we think and what we feel, what our circumstances are, and how that other person responds to us. God’s Agape Love, on the other hand, is an unconditional, two-sided, freeing and other-centered Love. If we are Christians, we have this type of Love in our hearts. The key is learning how to cleanse our hearts moment by moment so that we see that Love flow freely.

In essence, The Way of Agape shows us how we can transform the failures of human love into the victories of God’s Agape Love.

Only seldom does one come across what one calls a classic work on the Christian life. Yet, many of these older classic works are somehow too heavenly minded to be of any earthly good. The Way of Agape will supply much needed counsel in a practical down-to-earth manner, equipping you with just the right tools you need to begin a victorious journey from merely human love to the divine power of Christ within.

William P. Welty, School of Christian Apologetics,
Simon Greenleaf University

8 Responses

  1. Charmaine says:

    After 40 years of being a single Christian, I am finally learning how to truly love God’s way. Thank you Nancy for writing this treasure. I first started to read it 20 years ago but didn’t understand it. I guess I wasn’t ready. Thanks to God for His patience and guidance.

  2. Maria Lorena Solorzano says:

    Is this book in Spanish?
    I so hope so!

  3. Tasha says:

    Hi Nancy
    Thank you for sharing a well kept secret, “The Way of Agape.” I’ve learned it only takes an open heart and mind to learn God’s way of unconditional love.. This book should be shared with all new believers and in marriage counseling.. I’m always thankful for your recovery my Sister in Christ.

  4. Lois Kuhnert says:

    Nancy many years ago a friend gave me your book, The Way of Agape. After the bible it is my manuel. My lady’s group devoured it and changed our lives. Thank you for your obedience to follow our Lord.
    My prayers are with you.

  5. Caroline says:

    Hi Nancy! I just found out about you and your ‘The Way of Agape‘ bible study. I’m so sorry to hear about your cancer! 🙁 I was handed the cd series from a client of mine in Vero Beach a few weeks ago. The revelation in the study will change my life forever!!! Thank God! The bible study makes me so sad, so angry, but also so incredibly hopeful!! I have had so much pain in my life and I have caused others so much pain all of my life. I’m so sick of my sin and anger!! Thank you for pressing in with the Lord through all you have been through so that so many people can benefit from your relationship with God. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Take care and be well! You are in my prayers, Caroline

  6. John Watkeys says:

    I first read this book in the nineties, and it made a huge impact on me, thank you. I’ve been thinking that it would be good to re-read it, and here it is available for my Kindle – wonderful.
    God bless you for, and with, your ministry. John W.

  7. Sue Gardner says:

    I thank God for this wonderful book and you also Nancy. This and my wonderful Saviour has bought me out of a dark pit which I could not seem to get out of. Thanks again. Sue

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