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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For a tree, the thrusting goes in two directions. Loyola Press- Religion – pages.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. At the same time, the above-ground growth is thrusting branches out into niner air, seeking the light and warmth of the sun and the life-giving components of the margaeet. Excellent overview of Ignatian spirituality with plenty of unique analogies and challenging exercises.

Silf offers a sif of parables to explain God’s work within us. Recognizing the Enemy Trusting the Friend. Finding our past in God 4. 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.

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 iner 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I will be coming back to this book again and again. Great intro to St.

Notify me of new comments via email. Judy rated it really liked it Feb 26, See Review on dilf https: I often found myself wondering why the book felt so long In the 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.


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And then comes the realization, that whether we like it or not God really is answering our prayers, we just need to realize it. But that’s just me. Taking Your Ignatian Journey Further. Feb 17, Diane rated it it was amazing. 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. However, that is not a negative thing. The author has an copass, deft touch as she explores the dynamics of spiritual life through the prism of the Ignatian “Spiritual Exercises.

Silf’s overview is highly interesting and makes a lot of sense. We are certainly challenged to view ourselves differently, but she is very gentle in what we do next with that, there compsas not enough emphasis on how to then take these new realizations and exercises and push ourselves to a new level.

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You might like to reflect on magaret own root-and-branch desires. An Ignatian Spirituality Reader. This will ground your desires and help you get in touch with the tangible nature of them. Recognizing the enemy, trusting the friend Lists with This Book.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

Therefore, this is a book that you digest over a long period of time. To see you more clearly The author has an abundant heart and she is a wonderful instructor. 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 found through my LBC that 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.


All orders placed on our website or by email during that period will begin processing beginning Thursday, January 3rd, Ignatius of Loyola’s “Spiritual Exercises. I loved her stories, metaphors and images. This makes her the world’s absolute worst reteller of that story.

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. 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.

An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality Author: I appreciated the ability to recognize that almost everything can be offered in some prayer-like way. Shall we share more conversations? She lives in England. 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.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Ignatius’s work, it makes me wonder if she is doing a similarly careless job filtering it for us. Click Image to Zoom.