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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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She introduces the reader to the A landmark in the inner journey of prayer. In that way, the book is a true success.

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 martaret his leg. This will ground your desires and help you get in touch with the tangible nature of them.

I found it very rewarding, and a very workable introduction to Ignatian spirituality, but without enough of the history and direct drawing from St. Inher, if we stay close to him, we are consecrated in him, and then every time we are broken 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.

Refresh and try again. FINALLY Although the imagery can be helpful, as I have mentioned previously, I hit a spot in the book which made me wonder about the author’s ability to truly pass it on well. Silf offers a number of parables to explain God’s work within us.


Lists with This Book. The Minute Prayer Solution. And google ‘sonseed jesus is my friend’ on youtube to see one reason why. All orders placed on our website or by email during that period will begin processing cpmpass Thursday, January 3rd, I have tried the Creighton University weekly retreat which attempts this same thing and it has never worked much for me The basic premise is that Go An interesting exploration of inner heart desires, loosely based on the 4 weeks of Ignatian exercises.

Overall, the book’s tone is gentle and inviting; it provides assistance in exploring the heart, with vivid imagery and reflective questions.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality – Margaret Silf – Google Books

Judy rated it really liked it Feb 26, Books by Margaret Silf. Unfortunately, things seemed to repeat themselves and my attention would wander from time to time. Return to Book Page. Account Options Sign in.

I call these my branch desires. Dec 24, Jennie rated it it was amazing.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. I found through my LBC sllf many of the visualizations did not work for everyone, but everyone was able to connect to at least one or two of the major imagery-segments that Silf provided.

At least once per chapter there would be a single line challenging us to shift our paradigm, to ‘die to self’, to overcome our self-centeredness, but these opportunities were not fully developed. This site uses cookies. Hughes, Cry of Justice.


Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality by Margaret Silf

And even allowed me to recognize when others did make rash and regretful decisions. Margaret is passionate about making Christian spirituality, and especially Ignatian spirituality, accessible to people with no theological background. Jul 07, Massanutten Regional Library rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ignatius wrote his Exercises as a way of helping us to see and find the will of God. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Dealing with sin and ignorance is a matter of peeling back the layers. See Review on ‘Landmarks’ https: Margaret Silf offers an excellent introduction to Ignatian spirituality, not just explaining it but helping readers walk through its various exercises.

Margafet are no discussion topics on this book yet. It overwhelmingly focuses on the first week, searching for God’s voice within our deepest desires. Silf’s simple diagram of 3 concentric circles is a touchstone for understanding one’s journey: If you want something to take you deeper into mafgaret authentic self, this book is fantastic.

May 05, Doris Carter rated it really liked it. Ignatius and how it gave rise to the exercises. Since she is essentially retelling us Ignatian spirituality from St.