More to This Life

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More to This Life
Steven Curtis Chapman More to This Life.jpg
Studio album by Steven Curtis Chapman
Released October 5, 1989
Genre CCM, rock, pop
Length 50:22
Label Sparrow
Producer Phil Naish
Steven Curtis Chapman chronology
Real Life Conversations
More to This Life
For the Sake of the Call
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout (?)[2]

More to This Life is the third album released by Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. It was released in 1989 by Sparrow Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steven Curtis Chapman, except where noted.

  1. "More to This Life" (Chapman, Phil Naish) – 5:15
  2. "Love You With My Life" – 3:23
  3. "Waiting for Lightning" (Chapman, Tony Ellenberg) – 3:44
  4. "Living for the Moment" – 4:52
  5. "I Will Be Here" – 4:28
  6. "Who Makes the Rules" (S. Chapman, Herb Chapman, James Isaac Elliot) – 3:31
  7. "Treasure Island" – 4:52
  8. "Way Beyond the Blue" – 5:45
  9. "In This Little Room" (Chapman, Geoff Moore) – 3:37
  10. "More Than Words" – 4:33
  11. "Out in the Highways" (Chapman, Moore) – 4:59 (This version is not included in the audio cassette version)



  • Steven Curtis Chapman: lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jon Goin: acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jackie Street: bass
  • Mark Hammond: drums
  • Phil Naish: keyboards
  • Don Potter: slide acoustic guitar (6)
  • Mark O'Connor: mandolin (10), violin (6)
  • Carl Gorodetzsky and The Nashville String Machine: strings (3,5,8)
  • Don Wyrtzen: string arrangements and conductor
  • Background vocals: Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Heimermann, Chris Rodriguez, Herb Chapman and Chris Harris


  • Phil Naish: producer
  • Jeff Balding: recording and mix engineer
  • Ronnie Brookshire: additional engineering
  • Assistant engineers: Carry Summers, Steve Bishir, Howard Levy and Barry Ray Dixon
  • Denny Purcell: mastering
  • Cindy Wilt: production manager
  • Mark Tucker: photography
  • Brenda Whitehill: design
  • Barbara Hearn: art direction
  • Omnisound (Nashville, TN)
  • Quad Studios (Nashville, TN)
  • The Pond (Franklin, TN)
  • Goldmine (Brentwood, TN)
  • Studio 55 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Mastered at Georgetown Masters (Nashville, TN)