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Providence on the air presents "Open Book," a weekly spiritual book club designed to open minds about questions of spirituality. We believe that if you're looking for God, all you need to do is open a book!

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God as bread. God as a laboring woman. God as a dog. Sound heretical? These are all metaphors for God that are used in the Bible! Lauren Winner's stunning book "Wearing God" brings some of these images forward for... more

If you haven't read ANYTHING by Pope Francis but have always been meaning to....if you want to share in the struggles of other people trying to understand and live the gospel message....if you have a few minutes to join us today,... more

God as bread. God as a laboring woman. God as a dog. Sound heretical? These are all metaphors for God that are used in the Bible! Lauren Winner's stunning book "Wearing God" brings some of these images forward for new... more

Are we the only humans who find ourselves turning toward thoughts of what is to come in the new year? What new habits of body, mind or heart could be possible for us? How do we mark the days of our lives so that they are not lost?... more

In Annie Dillard's short story "God in the Doorway," a small child hides in terror from Santa Claus. A simple tale? Maybe. But Dillard imbues it with deep meaning, searching out the ways we all hide from God's love and mercy. Join Lori and... more

There is no one like Annie Dillard to raise our encounters with the natural world to the spiritual plane! Come with Lori and Alice, directors of your favorite spiritual book club, as they talk about our apprehension of God through... more

Isn't it wonderful to watch young children await the coming of Christmas? Isn't all of the preparation and planning wonderful? Do you feel joyful and excited all throughout Advent? SERIOUSLY? Most of us spend the season of Advent in a... more

What place does an understanding of evil have in the life of a spiritual person? Does the way evil is portrayed in the media affect how we view it? Have we lost our capacity to be shocked by murder and crime because of the way evil... more

The season of autumn makes us feel like curling up with a warm cup of coffee, big fluffy socks and an old friend. Time spent with some of Henri Nouwen's quotations about life, love, God, struggle and all things human seems like a... more

What if the future is as novelist Margaret Atwood imagines it will be? In the book "The Year of the Flood," humankind has killed off many species of animals; the very rich live hidden away from the rest of society, who scrabble like animals to... more

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