Real Life Conversations

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Real Life Conversations
Studio album by Steven Curtis Chapman
Released April 1, 1988
Genre CCM, soft rock, pop
Length 41:27
Label Sparrow
Producer Phil Naish
Steven Curtis Chapman chronology
First Hand
Real Life Conversations
More to This Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout (?)[2]

Real Life Conversations is the second album from Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. The album was released in 1988 by Sparrow Records and produced by Phil Naish.

This second album features a harder and edgier sound steering more to light rock music than his previous album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Faithful Too" (Chapman, Geoff Moore) – 4:02
  2. "Tuesday's Child" (Chapman, Dave Mullen, Dale Oliver) – 4:12
  3. "For Who He Really Is" (Chapman, Moore) – 5:08
  4. "Consider It Done" – 3:46
  5. "His Eyes" (Chapman, James Isaac Elliot) – 3:36
  6. "The Human Race" (Chapman, Elliot) – 3:43
  7. "Wait" (Margaret Becker, Chapman) – 4:14
  8. "Truth or Consequences" – 5:07
  9. "My Turn Now" (Chapman, Brent Lamb) – 3:28
  10. "His Strength Is Perfect" (Chapman, Jerry Salley) – 4:36


  • Steven Curtis Chapman: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jon Goin: acoustic and electric guitars
  • Mike Brignardello: bass
  • Mark Hammond: drums
  • Phil Naish: keyboards, producer
  • Mark O'Connor: mandolin and mandola
  • Background vocals: Steven Curtis Chapman, Herb Chapman, Chris Rodriguez and Phil Naish
  • Geoff Moore: guest vocal (1)
  • Carl Gorodetzsky and The Nashville String Machine: strings (5,7)
  • Alan Moore: string arrangements
  • Volunteer choir (10): Mike Brignardello, Lisa Angelle, Becky Naish, Chris and Lisa Rodriguez, Michael Puryear, Geoff Moore, Jerry Salley, Brent Lamb, Emily Chapman, Sherri Chapman, Greg and Suzanne Kroeker, Tony Ellenberg, Brad Jamison, Keith Boyd, Celeste Hammond, Bebe Winans, Ken and Debbie Cunningham, Charley and Delyn Redmond, Dennis Disney, Elizabeth Groner, Missy McGinty, Robin Wilkes, Amy K. Smith, P. WE Herman, Bruce Carroll, Sharon Ziegler, Dee Dee Addison, Rhonda Kissinger and Brian White
  • Ronnie Brookshire: recording engineer
  • Carry Summers: assistant engineer
  • Bob Clark: string engineer
  • Jeff Balding: mix engineer
  • Denny Purcell: mastering
  • Cindy Wilt: production manager


  1. ^ a b Carpenter, Bil ( "Real Life Conversations". 
  2. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review