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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BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf

The entire work provides a guide to viewing life as a spiritual journey and gives tangible ways to reflect on and share that life and more importantly to see the “God-in-the-other” in all we encounter. The ideas may seem a little confusing it unorthodox at times, but are also helpful in searching for God’s will.

And even allowed me to recognize when others did make rash and regretful decisions. I know that the Ignatian approach involves a lot of metaphor and imagination but I found terms like ‘Godseed’ and ‘Godplant’ just a bit weird. Making Our Way in the Dark.

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 well. Posted February 22, Book: This is a great introduction to the profound insights of St. For me, the most poignant moments were those in which Silf recognizes evil in our fallen world, that our failings and weaknesses are real but are part of what God is using to bring his goodness and kingdom into the world.

Letting God be God 6. Don’t let that stop you reading it. Ignatius was a soldier in sixteenth century Spain when a cannonball shattered his leg.


No preview available – When we encounter our desires, we know that xilf are dealing with something forceful. In closing, I have to say that I think Ms. She introduces the reader to the life story of St. Praying the Daily Examen Poster. Ignatius and how it gave rise to the exercises.

It seems to me that our desires are a lot like that. An Ignatian Spirituality Reader. She draws out the value of all we experience. The exercise is only valuable if it reveals actual desires, not abstract concepts. I 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.

Nov 12, Teri Peterson rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Margaret Silf. Loyola Press offices will be closed beginning at 2: I will be coming back to this book again and again.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality by Margaret Silf

A review book from Loyola Press that I received some time ago. References to this book Contemplatives in Action: To See You More Clearly. I recognized elements I was familiar with like the concept of the paradigm shift from Stephen Covey, the realization that between stimulus and response there is a space or moment in which we can make a choice on how we respond from Victor Frankl, and the reality and survival of shipwrecks of faith from Sharon Daloz Parks.

Published December 3rd by Loyola Press first published June 27th She lives in England. And in the end, we can recognize the call to be more fully converted, no matter how close we think we are already. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In that way, the book is a true success. While reflective, the work exudes a congenial, practical outlook and a thoroughly modern sensibility. Books by Margaret Silf. I found her discussion of the daily examen to be wonderfully helpful and I thought that she had a real gift for creating a helpful image to illustrate her teaching.


Ignatius of Loyola, Silf does compasd remarkable job explaining how we can 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.

Unfortunately, things seemed to repeat themselves and my attention would wander from time to time. The more you savor the journey, the more you will benefit from it.

I am trying to write this without ‘spoilers’ but with enough information to help others decide if they want to read it or not. Onner 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.

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Other editions – View all Inner Compass: 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. I call these my root desires. A landmark in the inner margaaret of prayer. This site uses cookies.