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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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Do you ever feel that if other people knew the TRUE you, they wouldn't like you? Do you worry that you have too much self-confidence or do you suffer from feelings of low self-esteem? Do you find yourself feeling tired, overly-busy,... more

With the synod of bishops bringing new hope that the Catholic Church may be reaching out to gays, and with recent Supreme Court decisions bringing greater marriage equality, today's topic seems timely indeed! One of the plot points in... more

Why pray? What is the power of prayer? Join Alice and Lori for part two of a deep and rewarding discussion of prayer, how to add prayer to your own life, and what to do when prayer becomes difficult. You won't want to miss it!

How often to we refer to prayer or hear someone refer to prayer and not really think about what that means to us? When someone asks you to pray for them, what does that really MEAN to you in practical terms? Where do you like... more

You've probably heard the parable of the Prodigal Son often; so often you've stopped wondering about it. Yet there is so much more to glean from this story! Author Henri Nouwen plumbs the depth of this rich story in his book "The... more

Join Lori and Alice today as they dip their toes into quotations that take us on a Buddhist pathway to fearlessness and compassion in our daily lives. Don't miss us this week!

It's such a simple parable: A young man demands his inheritance and leaves home for a life of debauchery. Later, realizing his folly, he returns, to the forgiving embrace of his father. Yet there is so much nuance in the parable of The... more

Today's show is a bit of a quotation hodge podge from trio of recognizable, well-loved and widely read spiritual leaders! Lori and Alice hope you will join us for our discussion!

How far will a parent go to protect their child? What moral problems lie beneath such decisions? Andre Dubus' beautifully crafted short story "A Father's Story" will make you think about life in the most profound way! Join Lori and Alice as they... more

What can we learn about ourselves and our faith from a white preacher and his wife and 4 girls after they move in 1959 from comfort and safety in the United States to the jungles of Congo in Africa to save souls? Lori and Alice look... more

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