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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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This tiny masterpiece is chock-full of spiritual gems to explore and contemplate. Join Lori and Alice as they examine a few, and let your inner child do the thinking for awhile!

Lori and Alice discuss a quote from this novel set in 19th century China.

What would happen if the Messiah came down to earth today? Would he be worshipped or murdered? What would his message be for people today? Lori and Alice discuss the philosophy of Illusions, a best-selling book by Richard Bach.... more

Does God just sit back and let us work things out when life gets hard? Is there some "God cure" that is sent down when cancer strikes or unemployment happens in our lives? Lori and Alice discuss a quote from "The Friday Night... more

Delve into the words of the greatest poet you may never have heard of! This week, Alice and Lori take on the works of Sufi poet Rumi. Find out why so many people find comfort and inspiration in his universal themes and beautiful language.

Walt Whitman was an incredibly prolific essayist and poet who lived in the mid-1800's. Lori and Alice discuss an excerpt from his best-known poem "Song of Myself" during this week's show.

Though better known as a scholar, St. Thomas Aquinas also wrote passionate poetry that remains as vital and relevant today as it was in his time. On this show, Alice and Lori will examine some of this poetry and discuss themes such... more

Lori and Alice discuss Anita Diamant's novel, "The Red Tent". The novel retells the Genesis story of Dinah. Look forward to some edgy discussion!

Do marriage, parenthood and life impose harsher strictures on women than men? Do churches ameliorate or exacerbate the situation? Are feminism and religion diametrically opposed? These questions and more will be discussed as Alice... more

Lori and Alice discuss a quote from Gregory Boyle's book "Tattoos on the Heart". Boyle is a Jesuit priest who has spent his life working with the gangs in Los Angeles, CA.