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Darci J. Steiner

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Beauty Beyond the Thorns: Discovering Gifts in Suffering

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If you are experiencing a season of suffering, you will find hope, humor, and healing throughout the pages of Beauty Beyond the Thorns: Discovering Gifts in Suffering. Modern-day stories of suffering are paralleled with biblical accounts of healing that will both enrich your understanding of the Bible and provide hope for your personal journey.

We all need healing, whether experiencing physical or emotional pain from the thorns of divorce, job loss, grief, addiction, disability, or financial troubles. When we follow Jesus, God offers us gifts such as joy, hope, compassion, and mercy to help us not only endure our suffering but find meaning in it.

In Beauty Beyond the Thorns and its companion, Study Guide for Beauty Beyond the Thorns, Darci inspires and equips us to endure trials with meaningful insights she has gained during her physical and emotional suffering. Look inside for inspiration and to learn how to discover empowering gifts to assist you along your healing journey.


At Your Service

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Caregiving and Care Receiving


Speaking Details

Who We Are and What We Do!

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Public Speaking

I speak about a myriad of subjects!

  • Disability

  • Nutrition

  • Holistic Health

  • Mind, Body, Spirit

  • Suffering and Hope

  • Christianity

  • Marriage and family with disability

  • My book, Beauty Beyond the Thorns: Discovering Gifts in Suffering

To inquire about a speaking engagement, please email or call Darci.


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Speaking together about

finding hope in suffering

  • A caregiver's perspective

  • A caregiver's needs

  • Taking on more responsibility

  • Receiving care without guilt

  • Losing independence

  • Staying close

  • This is "our" journey

Mark and Darci live in the Denver area and have been married for 30 years. They have two adult daughters and one baby granddaughter!

Mark has served in full-time ministry in San Francisco and Thailand. In the late 80's Mark helped Cambodian refugees from the Khmer Rouge “killing fields" and the fighting between Cambodian guerillas and the Vietnamese army on the border of Cambodia and Thailand.

Mark is an entrepreneur, a caregiver for Darci, a mentor, and a servant of Christ. See Darci on homepage tab for her bio information. 


To inquire about a speaking engagement,

please email or call.


Thank you for joining us on our journey!

Mark and Darci 

Speaking engagements primarily limited to online and in the Denver area. Please call for more information.


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The Kindness of Others...

"I love the content of Beauty Beyond the Thorns—it’s a wonderful mix of intellectually stimulating information, theologically inspiring exegesis, personal stories, and incredible poetry.

I believe this book would be an extraordinary blessing to anyone who wants to walk with Jesus every day. I can only begin to imagine the impact it would have on someone who deals with chronic pain or significant tragedy."


Lead Follower—Castle Oaks Covenant Church, Castle Rock, CO

"A journey through time, culture, pain, and the divine stories found within them all, Darci Joy Steiner's unique devotional is one to be savored slowly. Each chapter in Beauty Beyond the Thorns: Discovering Gifts in Suffering is filled with perspective that can only come from one who has walked out the reality of each title. You'll not find shallow platitudes; rather, you'll be deeply encouraged in your own journey of faith to see God's presence in rich and meaningful ways."


Mentor, storyteller, and author of

One Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are

"Darci has an excellent and rare presence as an author. She is beautifully honest, humble, and powerful. Her beauty lies in the calmness of her tone while discussing earth-shattering revelations about God and suffering.

Truly, I wish I had had this book to read when I went through the last 5 years of my own life. Steiner's premise of the book is while she previously went through tragedy and pain, she realized good DID come from it. To now be suffering again, Darci is almost suffering with excitement for what God is trying to teach her. It's astounding."


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Darci J. Steiner has served in the ministry as a teen and women’s ministry leader, as well as assisted with church plants in Denver and Los Angeles. In 2001, Darci nearly lost her life after a debilitating fall. During her recovery, she earned her Master of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition and implemented natural remedies into her diet that helped save her life. When Darci became disabled a second time in 2018, she turned her focus toward ministry again by writing her debut book, Beauty Beyond the Thorns: Discovering Gifts in Suffering and its companion, Beauty Beyond the Thorns: Discovering Gifts in Suffering Study Guide.

Tel: 303-618-7899  darci@darcijsteiner.com


"So do not fear, for I am with you;
   do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
   I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" (Isa. 41:10).

God's Gotcha! 


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