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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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Poet Carl Sandburg brooked no nonsense when it came to religious humbuggery. His scathing attack on those who claim to know Jesus will be the basis of discussion for Lori and Alice, who will talk about true faith, hypocrisy, and the... more

Lori and Alice take a slight departure to discuss some powerful quotes on faith and endings and beginnings during this show! Sometimes even if you have a week when you don't have the inspiration to find a book, you still find God!

A boy, a tiger, a shipwreck. What can Yann Martel's tale of adventure tell us about spirituality and faith? Plenty! Tune in to hear Lori and Alice discuss this luminous and deeply moving novel.

Can all of us really get along? Are we truly THAT different? Lori and Alice discuss the Kathryn Stockett's novel "The Help" on this week's show.

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.