What is this book about? After wondering about this myself for many years, I offer this possibility: God loves us so much he wants to have a closer relationship with us; he wants to teach us how to pray. Most of us have a pattern to our prayer; we worship, praise, intercede for others, and ask for our own needs. We do not expect and therefore rarely receive answers to our prayers. The lesson: he reminds us that relationships begin and develop, through communication or dialogue with one another—one talks, the other listens; the other talks, and the first listens. We seem to have developed the habit of one person (us) doing all the talking, then assuming the conversation is over because we do not recognize his response (which may be direct, through others, or through circumstance).