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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I so enjoyed this book this summer– it became more of a faith manual and daily spiritual guide than a one time read for me. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Ignatius to make me feel I have really connected to his process. It is a 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 meant to be.

innner A review book from Loyola Press that I received some time ago. And among my branch desires I find: Close to the Heart A Guide to Personal Prayer This book is for anyone looking for a relationship with God in the Christian tradition without the constraints of formulas or strict disciplines. 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 actually worsen the world.

I get something new from this wonderful book each time I pick it up.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality by Margaret Silf

Written for lay peopleInner Compass is a practical and experience-based guide to greater self-knowledge and spiritual awareness through incorporating the spiritual exercises of St. She introduces the reader to the Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But then I must circle myself back to remembering the book presents itself as a ‘introduction’ and in that capacity, perhaps it is ok and understandable to be simply that, but margxret left me wanting the real stuff, and will hopefully drive me to read more of Ignatius himself.


Email required Address never made public. Which, obviously, is where I need innsr turn if I am interested in further pursuing this course. Ignatius and how it gave rise to the exercises. See Review fompass ‘Landmarks’ https: This site uses cookies.

Anyone seeking to deepen his or her relationship with God will greatly benefit from Inner Compass. 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 sif 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.

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.

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. Aug 14, Simon added it. This was really my first introduction to Ignatian spirituality and I thought that Ms Silf was a fine guide. Margaret Silf Loyola Press. This book is for anyone looking for a relationship with God conpass the Christian tradition without the constraints of formulas or strict disciplines.

Hughes, Cry of Justice. However, that is not a negative thing.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

When I look at the nature of my own desires, I see these two directions of thrust: I did read his autobiography while at Fordham for mqrgaret school, maybe I should revisit it….

Overall, the book’s tone is gentle and inviting; it provides assistance in exploring the heart, with vivid imagery and reflective questions. Silf is a master of image and metaphor to explain various practices—signposts, wounded birds, shadows, tunnels, bomb disposal, furniture in a room, being in a field or on a river, boats moving through a lock, and more. 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.


Account Options Sign in. In slf upward thrust of its branches, it reaches for light and warmth, but it also expresses, in a visible form, the truth and beauty of its own unique being. There is much good work in this book.

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 margraet of what God is using to bring his goodness and kingdom into the world.

Posted February 22, Book: Silf offers a number of parables to explain God’s work within us. Ignatius to make me feel I have really connected to his process. To love you more dearly Unfortunately, things seemed to repeat themselves and my attention would wander from time to time.

Devoted followers of Ignatian spirituality and spiritual seekers alike will find that wherever life has led them, Inner Compass offers renewed direction and purpose and helps them recognize the will of God within their own hearts.

To See You More Clearly. To view it, click here. Suzy, Grottoes patron, July5 stars: The entire work provides a ailf 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.