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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!

On-Demand Episodes

What is it about nature that drives our spirituality? Can laziness be a good thing? What is Providence and how can we understand it in light of tragedy? Alice and Lori will cover all this and more as they delve into the short stories... more

What does our brokenness reveal about us? Are we really unique in our own suffering? Lots to discuss today as Lori and Alice talk about a paragraph from this complex and often-struggling author's book "Life of the Beloved". We hope you'll... more

Can advice imparted from one poet to another have resonance for the rest of us? Yes! Join Alice and Lori as they delve into Rainer Maria Rilke's seminal "Letters to a Young Poet." We'll talk about faith, emotion, and self-doubt. Don't miss the... more

There are approximately 27 million slaves around the world...including many right here in America. Surprised? Join Lori and Alice on January 11 for a short, prayerful presentation in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Day. You'll... more

Does the vocation you choose in life and the work that it brings you to do have any bearing on healing the woundedness in your life? Join Lori and Alice as they explore this question and several others in their discussion of Abraham... more

Lori and guest co-host Sue Bradford Edwards embrace the spirit of Christmas with this lovely poem by Anne Porter. Rich in holiday imagery, the poem will get you thinking of (and possibly humming) your favorite carols!

See Advent from a wondrous, new point of view! Lori and Alice discuss quotes from Lauren Winner's poignant memoir about religious conversion. Eye-opening faith talk is sure to ensue!

Join Lori and Alice this week as they discuss this powerful film about living in true community, prayerfully discerning difficult decisions and making the ultimate sacrifice for one's faith.

Toss out everything you think you know about nuns! Lori and Alice give you the real scoop, defying stereotypes and providing a fresh look at women committed to the religious life. Using Jane Trahey's delightful novel "Life with... more

How do we walk through life and completely miss some of the most beautiful and miraculous creations? Why does it take a special and radiant spider to draw attention to the signficance of the life of a plain old humble pig? Lori and Alice... more

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