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Divine Sparks

By Starr Regan DiCiurcio

Divine Sparks presents practical and inspiring wisdom from the world's great religious traditions for men and women of all faiths—or none. 


It does not propose any dogma or doctrine, but encourages inner exploration and study to help all readers truly know their own hearts and minds. In its pages, it offers transformational insights and practices from a variety of sources, along with questions for reflection, suggestions for creative activities, and original prayers and meditations.


Starr Regan DiCiurcio, MA, MS, is an interfaith minister in Upstate New York. She is also ordained in the Tiep Hien Order (Order of Interbeing) of Zen master Thich Nhất Hanh. Starr has facilitated retreats and days of mindfulness for over two decades. She teaches meditation and offers spiritual direction to individuals. Starr’s work is informed by her Christian roots, her Buddhist practice, and her Irish Celtic heritage. Her creative pursuits include writing and painting.

This discussion guide was shared and sponsored in partnership with Dartfrog books.

Discussion Questions

Use these discussion questions to guide your next book club meeting.

Divine Sparks explores interfaith wisdom. What does the term interfaith mean to you?  Are you influenced by more than one religious tradition in your everyday life? Do members of your family belong to more than one tradition? How can this book help you integrate a variety of teachings for yourself and others with whom you often interact?

What are the greatest spiritual challenges you face? What Divine Sparks practices, activities, prayers and meditations could best support you in meeting those challenges?

Many people find a source of spiritual strength in nature. How would you say this is becoming increasingly important in today’s world? What is your relationship to nature?