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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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Most of us know Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her husband Joseph from the Bible. But we don't get a good sense of who they are as people. Bestselling author Elizabeth Berg takes on this challenge in her novel "The Handmaid... more

Merton was a man who searched. If you are up for some deep searching this week, join us! Merton's book "No Man is an Island" is an honest look at the interior life of a contemporary contemplative. We look forward to being withyou... more

Imagine trying to create the perfect faith, using all of the knowledge of humankind throughout history. Now imagine that it is the far future, that life on other planets —a huge variety of life— is known to us. What could these life... more

Mary Oliver is a jewel of a poet! Lori and Alice "journey" with several of her poems in today's broadcast. Listen once and you will rush out and find your own copies of Oliver's works! We will be happy to have you join us today!

Is there a heaven? What will it be like —full of clouds and angels? Or might it be much more like the earth under our feet right now? Join Lori and Alice as they discuss Anthony DeStefano's book "A Travel Guide to Heaven." On... more

This little treasure of a book is about finding God in the ordinary parts of life. Lori and Alice hope you will consider joining in our discussion today

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

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