Prayer: The Ultimate Conversation

Prayer: The Ultimate Conversation

A definitive book on prayer from New York Times bestselling author Dr. Charles Stanley—springing from Dr. Stanley’s life-long study and personal application on the topic.

Have you ever considered what it means to talk to God? Is it really possible to communicate with the Creator of all that exists and be able to understand His plans and purposes for your life?

Perhaps there are questions you desperately need answered. Maybe you are facing a trial that is too large or difficult to face on your own and you yearn for divine direction. Or it could be you are simply curious about what He would say to you.

In Prayer, The Ultimate Conversation, which is based on a lifetime of walking with the Father and fifty-five years of ministry founded on prayer, Dr. Charles Stanley not only teaches the disciplines of intercession but also explains how to fight life’s battles through intimate communion with the Lord. Dr. Stanley discusses how to truly know God through communication with Him.

He explores topics such as:

—Learning to recognize the sound of the Father’s voice
—Recognizing how your perception of God shapes your prayer life
—Winning your battles through prayer
—Finding true peace and joy through intimacy with the Lord

No matter what confounding questions, perplexing circumstances, or seemingly insurmountable dilemmas you are facing today, the solution to them is absolutely obvious to God—and He longs to share His answers with you. Draw closer to the Father. Get to know God by engaging with Him in Prayer, The Ultimate Conversation.

Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for The Ultimate Conversation includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Dr. Charles Stanley. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


Prayer means talking to God, right? But it also includes listening for His response. Prayer is a two-way conversation between you and the Father. Whether you're new to the practice of prayer or a seasoned believer looking to deepen and enrich your communion with the Lord, The Ultimate Conversation, by pastor and teacher Dr. Charles Stanley, is a clear, concise, and practical guide to developing a closer relationship with God.  

Topics & Questions for Discussion 

1. If someone asked you, "What is prayer," how would you describe it? What is prayer's purpose?
2. Have you ever thought of prayer as a two-way conversation between you and God, involving both speaking and listening? Why or why not?
3. Describe the role that prayer currently plays in your life. Are you satisfied with your prayer life? Do you ever wish for deeper and more satisfying communication with God? Explain.
4. Dr. Stanley emphasize see more

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About the Author

Charles F. Stanley
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Charles F. Stanley

Dr. Charles F. Stanley is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than sixty books, with sales of more than ten million copies. He has been senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia since 1971, and his outreach ministry—In Touch—reaches more than 2,800 radio and television outlets in more than fifty languages. Dr. Stanley was inducted into the National Religious Broadcaster’s (NRB) Hall of Fame in 1988. Dr. Stanley’s goal is best represented by In Touch Ministries’ mission statement: to lead people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and to strengthen the local church. This is because, as he says, “It is the Word of God and the work of God that changes people’s lives.”