BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf. I just finished reading Silf’s book this week, working through it with my LBC (ladies book. 10th Anniversary Edition Whatever path you’re on, God is there to guide you Anyone seeking to deepen his or her relationship with God will greatly benefit. “Inner Compass is lucidly written, down-to-earth, free of jargon, and full of hope and Margaret Silf discusses Ignatian Spirituality with Paul Campbell, SJ.

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This book needs to be read carefully, and the suggestions of things to do and how to pray must be taken in order to get the full benefit of reading this book. An Ignatian Spirituality Reader. Life is too short. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Deep stuff, hard to fathom and even harder to accept for those of us who are already hard on ourselves. Recognizing the enemy, trusting the friend This book is slowly helping me to reflect on my past, understand my present emotions and difficulties, thank God for the incredible blessings He has given me, and seek margxret peace and wisdom I need to determine my future.

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Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

Lists with This Book. When I look at the nature of my own desires, I see these two directions of thrust: Other editions – View all Inner Compass: The theology of redemptive suffering in one of the final chapters had me spending those pages gritting my teeth, as that There is much good work in this book.

Silf’s accessible text allowed me to focus on learning about prayer and my inner spiritual journey. Most certainly Silf relates, in an understandable and moving way, that God is with us in the dark and trying times, as much as he is with us in the times of consolation.


Excellent book for those who desire to know more about Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s way of growing into relationship with God more deeply. She introduces the reader to the An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality Author: To Follow You More Nearly. I now hope to go back to more original works of the great Jesuit father to gain more insight and to put what I have learned into action.

Silf provides real tools in recognizing the triggers for both our desolations and inher and I find this to be of great value lots of underlines and highlights!

BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf

Our LBC struggled over this and in the end we decided to move on and not force the definition, but the fruit of that part of our conversation was very valuable. Your “center” is so much more than you coils ever imagine. Praying the Daily Examen Poster. An interesting exploration commpass inner heart desires, loosely based on the 4 weeks of Ignatian exercises. Ignatius to make me feel I have really connected to his process.

I know that the Ignatian approach margret a lot of metaphor and imagination but I found terms like ‘Godseed’ and ‘Godplant’ just a bit weird.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality by Margaret Silf

Great modern look at the teachings of St. The author has an abundant heart and she is a wonderful instructor. While reflective, the work exudes a congenial, practical outlook and a thoroughly modern sensibility.

During months of rehabilitation he asked for romantic novels but was only able to obtain religious literature. Nov 08, Loretta rated it it was amazing. But the most beneficial of all was the real-life and sometimes ‘risky’ examples of how to use Ignatian Imagination to ‘exercise’ our spirituality. I will be coming ,argaret to this book again and again. No preview available – My library Help Advanced Book Search. Among my root desires I find such things as: Which, obviously, is where I need to turn if I am interested in further pursuing this course.


We discover clmpass false messages we tell ourselves and the learn true self God has given us. Thus began a form of spiritual practice that has been a staple within Catholic circles ever since and has been adopted by many Protestants as Ignatius was a soldier in sixteenth century Spain when a cannonball shattered his mqrgaret. Silf has a way with imagery and of helping one mentally “enter” the situations she presents. Suzy, Grottoes patron, July5 stars: You can also download this title in one of the following formats.

Our discussion group’s take on it at times almost appeared to me to be a ‘cop-out’. And in the end, we can recognize the call to be more fully converted, no matter how close we think we are already. Dec 24, Jennie rated it it was amazing. This was really my first introduction to Ignatian spirituality and I thought that Ms Silf was a fine guide.

There is great value in the chapter on Tracking Our Moods. I found it margaaret rewarding, and a very workable introduction to Ignatian spirituality, but without enough of the history and direct drawing from St. Taking Your Ignatian Journey Further. Lastly, if you do journey through this book, I would love to know how you would define “the gap” that Silf describes, in your own words. Excellent overview of Ignatian spirituality with plenty of unique analogies and challenging exercises.

Feb 17, Diane rated it it was amazing. Unfortunately, things seemed to repeat themselves and my attention would wander from time to time. Silf’s overview is highly interesting and makes a lot of sense.