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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Open Preview See a Problem? This was really my first introduction to Ignatian margxret and I thought that Ms Silf was a fine guide. But the most beneficial of all was cmpass real-life and sometimes ‘risky’ examples of how to use Ignatian Imagination to ‘exercise’ our spirituality.

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

Hughes, Cry of Justice. Silf provides real tools in recognizing the triggers for both our desolations and consolations and I find this to be of great value lots of underlines and highlights! Ignatius wrote his Exercises as a way of helping us to see and find the will of God. Recognizing the Enemy Trusting the Friend. Making our way in the dark 8. Silf stops short from really challenging us. Shipping Notice Loyola Press offices will be closed beginning at 2: Tracking our moods 7.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

And among my branch desires I find: The Minute Prayer Solution. In the latter chapters, it touches on weeksimaginatively reading and praying through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

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.

The use of the “Godseed” metaphor, while I understand it, sometimes had me giggling like a twelve year old boy. And inher comes the realization, that whether we like it or not God really is answering our prayers, we just need to realize it. You might like to reflect cokpass your own sif desires. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Lists with This Book.

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 compaas 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. Silf has a way with imagery and of helping one mentally “enter” the situations she presents.


Recognizing our own fallenness can really be very sad, but Silf does not let it immobilize us. To follow you more nearly.

Recognizing the enemy, trusting the friend I know that the Ignatian approach involves a lot of metaphor and imagination but I found terms like ‘Godseed’ and ‘Godplant’ just a innner weird.

The life force inside the tree thrusts roots deep down into the ground, seeking water and nutrients. A review book from Loyola Press that I received some time ago. In the margwret thrust of its roots, the tree obtains its nourishment and its firm hold in the earth.

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. For me, the most poignant moments were those in which Silf recognizes evil innner 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.

May 05, Doris Carter rated it really liked it. There is much good work in this book.

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We apologize for any inconvenience maargaret may cause. That, 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.

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. Jeanne Schaum rated it liked it Jun 03, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A landmark in the inner journey of prayer.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. It is a fascinating journey to 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.

However, each chapter ends with a number of suggestions and I was regularly able innrr find at least one that felt ‘right’ for me.

BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf

She introduces the reader to the life story of St. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: And I especially loved sklf suggestions for further reflection at the end of each chapter calling us to explore the psalms, experience the walk to Emmaus, comparing bees and spiders and seeing ourselves in both!

In that way, the book is a true success. All this helps to get a clear view of where we stand, where God is yes, everywhereand how we can better connect. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: A practical guide to being attentive to the inner movements of the soul as it relates to how we can choose well in life. To see you more clearly This is a great introduction to the profound insights of St.

I would definitely recommend it for any Christian who is searching for inner peace about their life journey. 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, innfr 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.

Compaes 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.