In his typical lucid and original style, Peter Kreeft explores many aspects and questions about prayer, the center of our spiritual lives. In a series of imaginative dialogues, Kreeft shows how prayer can be an exciting adventure, an inexhaustible joy, and a source of wisdom and strength.
Written in a practical, yet inspirational style, this book addresses important areas like finding the time to pray, praying when you don’t feel like it, using the prayer book God wrote, how to overcome sin through contemplation, and how to see God everywhere. Kreeft communicates a vision for prayer that becomes a profound conversation with the God who creates, redeems, and sustains us—the most important conversation in human life.
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“First, we naturally love ourselves for our own sake—natural selfishness. Then, we learn to love God above all, but still for our own sake, for what God can do for us. Third, we learn to love God for God’s sake. We forget ourselves in adoration. Then the fourth step is loving ourselves for God’s sake. If God loves us, we should love ourselves for the love of God, just as we love our neighbors for the love of God. So if we go through steps two and three, we can change step one into step four; if we go through God-love, we can change selfish self-love into unselfish self-love.” (Page 94)
“We don’t just ‘believe’ or just ‘hope’; we believe what God has told us, and we hope for what God has promised us.” (Page 92)
“The essence of Christianity is a lived relationship with God,* a love affair with God. It’s more like marriage than anything else I can think of: a whole shared life.” (Page 12)
“You receive God by faith and pass him on by works of love. That keeps it fresh.” (Page 96)
“Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Intercession, and Petition.” (Page 70)
Written in engaging dialogue form, Prayer: The Great Conversation . . . takes you right along with all your doubts and hesitations into the place of freedom, love, beauty, and fulfillment, even in the midst of suffering, where God has always wanted you to be.
Good books on prayer magnify God and leave you wanting to pray more than you do. I cannot imagine any Christian failing to find that this book of basic wisdom about prayer is a good book—indeed, a very good book.
—J. I. Packer, professor of theology, Regent College
Peter Kreeft is a philosopher, theologian, and apologist. His concise, lucid, wit-infused prose draws frequent comparisons to that of C. S. Lewis. He has written dozens of books on understanding philosophy, defending the Christian faith, and encouraging Catholics on difficult doctrine. He is currently professor of philosophy at Boston College.