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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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C.S. Lewis, renowned for his children's books, was also a serious poet, and one of the great Christian thinkers of modern times. So you just know his poetry is going incite some deep thinking for you, too! Join Lori and Alice, your hosts, as they discuss and analyze three of Lewis' greatest poems, discussing along the way how we perceive our life journeys, what prayer is and does, and what our attitude should be before God in prayer.
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What a privilege to spend time in our weekly show sharing the Gospel message that was so clearly articulated and modeled by the recent CUBA/US visit by Pope Francis. We hope you will join us as we pick out some wisdom that speaks to... more

What will people say about you after you die? What does your life stand for? Edgar Lee Masters' acclaimed book of poetry, "Spoon River Anthology" provides a backdrop for this week's discussion on "Open Book," your weekly spiritual book... more

Leadership seems to be a very popular concept in our world - lots of best sellers discuss successful leadership, top leadership, women's leadership, men's leadership.....and yet there seems to be no major shift in how we live out our... more

"'Not that I live a moral life, but I do expect it of others. Don't we all?'" So says a character in Timothy Findley's haunting novel "Pilgrim." Is this so? Do we expect more of other people than we do ourselves? Why? And how can we change this... more

Are you still under the impression that the only way to lead a life of contemplation, prayer and regular encounters with God can come along for those who live in cloistered monasteries or go off from the world? If you have even a glimmer of... more

Love conquers all. Or does it? Take the case of young Pinkie Brown, teenage mobster and lead character in Graham Greene's searing novel "Brighton Rock." He marries Rose, a shy waitress, in order to prevent her from testifying... more

Have you missed us? Lori and Alice have spent the summer on sabbatical from our show! We feel renewed, refreshed and ready to be back together on our weekly shows! Today we will talk about sabbatical - what it means, what it has... more

What does Jesus' Ascension signify? How is it relevant to our lives today? Andrew Stone Porter's incisive and poignant reflection on this vital celebration puts a whole new spin on what it means to live one's faith in today's world... more

Most of us have tried meditation at some point — heck, even Don Draper had a go at it! But have you ever meditated like a mountain? Or a poppy? Or like the ocean or a bird? Find out what all this means (and how to meditate like a... more

Do you feel free to speak out? Are there times when you feel unable to express a deeply held belief? Do you have a secret in your life that you are afraid to share? Have you ever considered yourself beyond God's grace and salvation? Do you... more