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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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Are we the only humans who find ourselves turning toward thoughts of what is to come in the new year? What new habits of body, mind or heart could be possible for us? How do we mark the days of our lives so that they are not lost?... more

In Annie Dillard's short story "God in the Doorway," a small child hides in terror from Santa Claus. A simple tale? Maybe. But Dillard imbues it with deep meaning, searching out the ways we all hide from God's love and mercy. Join Lori and... more

There is no one like Annie Dillard to raise our encounters with the natural world to the spiritual plane! Come with Lori and Alice, directors of your favorite spiritual book club, as they talk about our apprehension of God through... more

Isn't it wonderful to watch young children await the coming of Christmas? Isn't all of the preparation and planning wonderful? Do you feel joyful and excited all throughout Advent? SERIOUSLY? Most of us spend the season of Advent in a... more

What place does an understanding of evil have in the life of a spiritual person? Does the way evil is portrayed in the media affect how we view it? Have we lost our capacity to be shocked by murder and crime because of the way evil... more

The season of autumn makes us feel like curling up with a warm cup of coffee, big fluffy socks and an old friend. Time spent with some of Henri Nouwen's quotations about life, love, God, struggle and all things human seems like a... more

What if the future is as novelist Margaret Atwood imagines it will be? In the book "The Year of the Flood," humankind has killed off many species of animals; the very rich live hidden away from the rest of society, who scrabble like animals to... more

The writings of Thomas Merton never lose relevance! Frequent listeners know that we visit the well of his words pretty often. This week we are getting together to talk about solitude - funny to think that we don't have to be alone to do that!... more

175 years ago, a small group of French nuns reached their destination after weeks of travel — a forest in southern Indiana. What they did there — and specifically, the life of their leader, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin... more

Find yourself missing the forest for the trees? Ever realize that an hour ago the sun was up and now it's not and you blew another sunset opportunity? Do you get angry at our stapler when it runs out of staples? If YOU see YOU in any of... more

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