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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Silf’s accessible text allowed me to focus on learning about prayer and my compaas spiritual journey. The theology of redemptive suffering in one of the final chapters had me spending those pages gritting my teeth, as that is opposed to my theological understanding of God and suffering. Other editions – View margarett Inner Compass: Recognizing the enemy, trusting the friend Margaret is passionate about making Christian spirituality, and especially Ignatian spirituality, accessible to people with no theological background.

Apr 15, Anne Joseph rated it it was amazing.

BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf

That, if we stay close to him, we are consecrated in him, and then every time we are sulf a little, every time we “die a little to self” we are able to move closer to him, to his suffering, and with each break and sacrifice we are giving to others in some measure. Silf offers a number of parables to explain God’s work within us.


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May 05, Doris Carter rated it really liked it. I thought this was a new book but it’s published as Landmarks in the UK, so it wasn’t new to me.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

And of even more value are the practices she introduces to recognize our deep desires, and how uncomfortable they might really be, but once glimpsed, how uncomfortable our current status or situation becomes. Click Image to Zoom.

No preview available – I’ve been interested in Ignatian Spirituality for a while and this has a more general take so far than some books I’ve read. Among my root desires I find such things as: We are certainly challenged to view ourselves differently, but she is very gentle in what we do next with that, there is not enough emphasis on how to then take these new realizations and exercises and push ourselves to a new level. Ignatius to innsr me feel I have really connected to his process.

Mar 11, Rob rated it really liked it Shelves: Each chapter ends with a dozen or so suggestions for prayer and reflection. Praying the Daily Examen Poster.

Posted February 22, Book: Highly readable exploration of Ignatian spirituality, with a variety of reflection activities to allow for individual contemplation of self and God. Ignatius of Loyola, Silf does a remarkable job explaining compasss we amrgaret tap into our “WHO center” that part of us all that is holy and good and who God wants us to be and bring it back to the WHERE part of ourselves the part where we live our daily experiences and back again.


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We are certainly challenged to view ourselves differently, but martaret is very gentle in what we do next with that, there is not enough emphasis on how to then take these new realizations and exercises and push ourselves to a new level. Jeanne Schaum rated it liked it Jun 03, Silf’s simple diagram of 3 concentric circles is a touchstone for understanding one’s journey: I love the siilf 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 marrgaret own shadow, creating a shadow that might darken the world for others, or worse, that the darkness of our creation will actually worsen the world.

There are several of differing types, which is helpful as some don’t speak much to me while others definitely do.

All this helps to get a clear view of where we stand, where God is yes, everywhereand how we can better connect. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Using the exercises and ideas from the founder of the Jesuits, St. I will be coming back to this book again and again. The Thrust of Our Desiring Desire is a strong work, full of energy.