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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 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 — and the only place you can hear about it (outside of St. William Church in Louisville) is here on "Open Book"! Join Lori and Alice as they discuss social justice, Christ's commitment to the marginalized, and what you ought to be doing instead of asking, "What would Jesus do?"
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On-Demand Episodes

Can love ever live up to our expectations? Can love ever be equally realized? Alice and Lori discuss the vision and philosophy of love contained within the works of one of America's greatest authors, the late Carson McCullers. Join us!

Is there a problem with us if we have doubts? Is it better to feel complete certainty? Does God use doubt in our lives? Lori and Alice discuss John Patrick Shanley's play and movie "Doubt" in this weeks program. Join us!

Our relationships...they hold us together and they can tear us apart. Relationships are at the heart of Mary Gordon's luminous novel, "The Company of Women." Join Lori and Alice as they discuss religion, love and the bonds... more

Can we predict our future? Should we even try? Isn't that God's work? Lori and Alice discuss the challenge of living in the prsent while striving to move forward into the future as they discuss a quote from Paolo Coelho's fable about... more

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.