Maisie Sparks: Enjoying God in the Silence

MAISIE SPARKS is an author, speaker, spiritual director, and retreat facilitator.

Her books include Christmas Quiet, 151 Things God Can’t Do, 101 Things the Devil Can’t Do, and Holy Shakespeare: 101 Scriptures That Appear in Shakespeare’s Plays, Poems and Sonnets.

She is an active member of the Spiritual Directors of Color Network, and her essays have appeared in anthologies like Kaleidoscope: Broadening the Palette in the Art of Spiritual Direction, Embodied Spirits: Stories of Spiritual Directors of Color, and Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around — Stories of Contemplation and Justice.

She makes her home in Champaign, Illinois.

We discovered Maisie Sparks on the recommendation of our mutual friend Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown. We found our conversation with her to be filled with light. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed the conversation.

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Episode 134: Enjoying God in the Silence: A Conversation with Maisie Sparks
Hosted by: Carl McColman
With: Cassidy Hall, Kevin Johnson
Guest: Maisie Sparks
Date Recorded: March 3, 2021

 

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Carl McColman
Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.