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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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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 is shown in books and movies? Most importantly, how do we restore our innocence — or is it too late? Lori and Alice take on the problem with evil, using Michael Knox Beran's book "Murder by Candlelight" as a reference and jumping-off point. With recent developments in the world like terrorism, the discussion of evil becomes more and more urgent. Don't miss this timely discussion with the hosts of your favorite on-the-air book club!
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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

The writings of Thomas Merton never lose relevance! Frequent listeners know that we visit the well of his words pretty often. This week we are getting together to talk about solitude - funny to think that we don't have to be alone to do that!... more

175 years ago, a small group of French nuns reached their destination after weeks of travel — a forest in southern Indiana. What they did there — and specifically, the life of their leader, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin... more

Find yourself missing the forest for the trees? Ever realize that an hour ago the sun was up and now it's not and you blew another sunset opportunity? Do you get angry at our stapler when it runs out of staples? If YOU see YOU in any of... more

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... more

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