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Fred Rogers, beloved children’s TV host and Presbyterian minister, spent a lifetime expressing his philosophy of love, acceptance and neighborly care. This little book, subtitled “Things to Remember Along the Way,” offers plenty of spiritual nourishment to people of all […]

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“The safest path to hell is the gradual one” writes Screwtape to his lesser-demon nephew Wormwood in this fascinating book by one of the great Christian writers.  Do you agree?  Does this make you nuts as you think about it?  […]

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Living in the present.  Possibility or phewy?   Having just enough light for what is right ahead in your life.  Short-sighted or suprisingly wise? Lori and Alice discuss a snippet from Henri Nouwen’s day by day prayer and meditation guide  “Bread […]

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Take a look at salvation through the eyes of Bird, an abused child, in Connie May Fowler’s “Before Women Had Wings.” Lori and Alice will discuss such topics as: the God of the Old Testament versus the God of the […]

Is any person capable of fully repenting after committing the ultimate evil? What shape does repentance take? And is it possible to forgive —and even love — those who have caused us the deepest pain? All these questions and more […]

What is it about nature that drives our spirituality? Can laziness be a good thing? What is Providence and how can we understand it in light of tragedy? Alice and Lori will cover all this and more as they delve […]

What does our brokenness reveal about us? Are we really unique in our own suffering?  Lots to discuss today as Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton talk about  a paragraph from this complex and often-struggling author’s book “Life of the Beloved”. […]

Can advice imparted from one poet to another have resonance for the rest of us? Yes! Join Alice and Lori as they delve into Rainer Maria Rilke’s seminal “Letters to a Young Poet.” We’ll talk about faith, emotion, and self-doubt. […]

See Advent from a wondrous, new point of view! “Open Book” hosts Lori and Alice discuss quotes from Lauren Winner’s poignant memoir about religious conversion. Eye-opening faith talk is sure to ensue.  

Join hosts Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton of “Open Book,” for smart God talk on Prayables radio this week as they discuss “Of Gods and Me” by Xavier Beauvois. This powerful story talks about living in true community, prayerfully discerning […]

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