How to Love, According to God, Outlined by Pastor in New Book

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Author and pastor Michael Gonzales shares Scripture-based evidence of God’s plan for all people, in all their relationships

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To better shed light on God’s plan for our relationships, author and pastor Michael Gonzales is excited to share his newest release, “If You Love Me, You Will…: Learning to Love God with All Your Heart, Soul, and Mind – and Others as Yourself” with readers seeking Scriptural guidance of the model God has laid out for people to follow in all their relationships.

“If You Love Me, You Will…” shares true life stories to illustrate the theme of love and provides examples readers can understand, relate to and learn from. Those who have been confused by the world’s definition of love will find much illumination for their relationships with God, those around them and even themselves, and learn to love from the mind and will, as well as the heart and emotions.

In the book, Gonzales highlights the concepts of “agape” (intentional) and “phileo” (emotional) love, how to be more intentional in our love, and the “Jesus Quotient” as a means of being more aware of the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives. Gonzales offers a detailed breakdown of scriptures and semantics to show God’s plan for people in their lives and show readers, that following the plan laid out in the Bible will lead to the most relationship success.

“Throughout my life, I have sought to gain understanding from our God and to study many authors who have degrees and have been diligent enough to put their ideas into writing,” Gonzales said. “I’m excited to share what I have learned by living life in and out of the kingdom of God.”

One Amazon reviewer describes “If You Love Me, You Will…”: “[Gonzales] gives the reader those ideas about loving God, loving others and loving yourself that are life changing…I know the ideas he shares in this book will be helpful to so many more people than he could possibly reach any other way.”

“If You Love Me, You Will…: Learning to Love God with All Your Heart, Soul, and Mind – and Others as Yourself”
By Michael Gonzales
ISBN: 9781973650416 (softcover); 9781973650423 (hardcover); 9781973650409 (electronic)
Available at WestBow Press and Amazon

About the author
Having served thirteen years as a pastor in a large church and spending many hours offering spiritual guidance, with a focus on addictive behaviors and relationships, author and retired pastor Michael Gonzales believes God has shown him some ideas about love that can change unhealthy relationships or enhance healthy ones. To learn more about Gonzales and his book, please visit

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