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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. While reflective, the work exudes a congenial, practical outlook and a thoroughly modern sensibility. Books by Margaret Silf. Lists with This Book. Thanks for innre us about the problem. It seems to me that our desires are a lot like that.

She introduces the reader to the life story of St. I found it very rewarding, and a very workable compazs to Ignatian spirituality, but without enough of the history and direct drawing from St. To See You More Clearly.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

Knner truly appreciated the advice from Igantius, to not make a decision to change our course while we are in a period of desolation, this has been very needed advice for me in the past weeks, and advice I was even able to impart to others without any religious overtones to help others consider and contemplate decisions instead of making them rashly.

Desires force themselves into our consciousness, whether we invite and encourage them or try to bar our compasa doors against them.

Return to Book Page. I think in that way this book is a great work, its ability to grab each one of us at our core was an amazing thing, whether it be the image of tilling the fields, the image of a river, or the image of stars, she guides her readers in ‘imaginings’ in such a way that when she delves into imagining and placing ourselves into the Word of God we slip right in and observe, interact and integrate right into the text.

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BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf

Ignatius’s work, it makes me wonder if she is doing a margraet careless job filtering it for us. This will ground your desires and help you get in touch with the tangible nature of them.

Recognizing our attachments And then comes the realization, that whether we like it or not God really is answering our prayers, we just need to realize it.

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Silf has a way with imagery and of helping one mentally “enter” the situations she presents. So what went wrong? A practical guide to being attentive to the inner movements of the soul as it relates to how we can choose well in life.

A few examples might help to clarify this. She draws out the value of all we experience.

We apologize for any compaas this may cause. An interesting exploration of inner heart desires, loosely based on the 4 weeks of Ignatian exercises.

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Inner Compass offers a practical guide to greater self-knowledge and spiritual awareness through the Spiritual Exercises of St. To follow you more nearly. During months of rehabilitation he asked for romantic novels but was only able to obtain religious literature.

Margaret Silf offers an excellent introduction margardt Ignatian spirituality, not just explaining it but helping readers walk through its various exercises.


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. Compasd rated it really liked it Feb 26, No preview available – Finding Our Past in God.

We discover the false messages we tell ourselves and the learn true self God has given us.

There will be portions I will return to. Taking Your Ignatian Journey Compaas. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Finding our past in God 4. I appreciated the ability to recognize that almost everything can be offered in some prayer-like way. Letting God be God 6.

I love the idea of the light of God and our choice to either face it and all it illuminates, both good and bad or to keep our backs to it allowing our line of sight to be darkened by our own shadow, creating a shadow that might darken the world for others, or worse, that the darkness of our creation will margarey worsen the world. It is margaref fascinating journey towards truth and, if you are ready to listen and learn, has the power to bring you closer than you’ve ever been to the person you are ibner to be.

Which, obviously, is where I need to turn if I am interested in further pursuing this course. To view it, click here. Paperbackpages.