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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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Is the world doomed to destroy itself over and over again? Is knowledge a culprit or our only hope? And where does religion intersect with human learning? Join Lori and Alice as they delve into a sci-fi classic! We'll discuss the... more

Can't a fella just get tired of his life on earth and off himself as planned? Who has the right to just jump in and SAVE him from leaping off the platform in a subway station? Whose business is this guy's life but his own, anyway? Are we our... more

Flannery O'Connor is widely considered one of America's greatest modern authors, but there is a part of her life few people know about — her years at the University of Iowa, when she kept a private and passionate prayer... more

Human spirituality changes as we move through each age and phase of life. Guess that means that some of things we wonder about, fear, pray about and do on a daily basis must also change! Lori and Alice share some insights... more

Nine strangers trapped by an earthquake. Terrified and facing death, they pass the time by telling stories about their lives. This is the plot of Chitra Divakaruni's wondrous novel, "One Amazing Thing." Join Lori and Alice as they discuss their... more

Why do we feel we need to have a definite beginning and end when it comes to God, where we worship God and what God has created for us? Something challenging for our human mind to ponder and discuss! Lori and Alice will do just... more

Thomas Merton, contemplative, Trappist monk, poet and author, is the subject of spiritual direction for thousands of people, Catholic and nonCatholic alike. He is also one of our favorite authors! Join Lori and Alice as they take on some of... more

Join Lori and Alice this week for their discussion of Will Schwalbe's book "The End of Your Life Book Club". Will journeys alongside his mother as she goes through treatment for pancreatic cancer. The two move through this time sharing... more

Alexander McCall Smith writes mystery books full of adventure and fun, yet he never neglects the moral element! Join Alice and Lori as they discuss such philosophical quandaries as crime and punishment, the ethics of overeating,... more

Brian Andreas is a fiber artist, a sculptor and a storyteller. Join Lori and Alice this week for a fun, serious, zany, disordered discussion of quotations from Brian's book "Trusting Soul". It will be a hoot! We promise