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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A practical guide to being attentive to the inner movements of the soul as it relates to how we can choose well in life.

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. Loyola Press- Religion – pages. 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.

And in the end, we can recognize the call to be more fully converted, no matter how close we think we are already. And even allowed me to recognize when others did make rash and regretful decisions.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality by Margaret Silf

There is much good work in this book. Jan 31, Beth Booram rated it it was amazing. 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. Letting God Be God. The life force inside the tree thrusts roots deep down into the ground, seeking water and nutrients.


And also a few to many words. And I especially loved the 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! This book was a slow and deep drink for me! innef

Inner Compass – 10th Anniversary Edition

Only when we reach the very end does she introduce the Second, Third, and Fourth Weeks touchin This is a great introduction to the profound insights of St. In the latter chapters, it touches on weeksimaginatively reading and praying through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

There is great value in the chapter on Tracking Our Moods. No trivia or quizzes yet. She draws out the value of all we experience.

Silf’s accessible text allowed me to focus on learning about iner and my inner spiritual journey.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A very practical guide to our spiritual life. Most certainly Silf relates, in an understandable and moving way, that God is with us in the dark and trying times, as much as he is with us in the times of consolation. Sep 17, Linda rated it did not like it Shelves: I did read his autobiography while at Fordham for grad school, maybe I should revisit it…. Excellent book for those who desire to know more about Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s way of growing into relationship with God more deeply.

BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf

Trivia About Inner Compass: And among my branch desires I find: This is a fine first book for those wanting to know more about these spiritual practices and gain a fresh and deeper encounter with God.

There is an early exercise that the reader is called to do, to write our “faith story”, and compsss was my first real connection to the book but also queue that there was something missing – I struggled to see how our ‘life story’ is NOT our ‘faith story’. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To Follow You More Nearly. 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.


Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

He then began imagining himself as part of various gospel scenes, interacting with and responding to others present, perhaps as a key character or an onlooker. 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.

If you want maryaret to take you deeper into your authentic self, this book is fantastic. The first time I read it, there was a lot of time in between reading chapters, and I think I’m going to read it again on a consistent schedule to really learn more matgaret it.

Excellent overview of Ignatian spirituality with plenty of unique analogies and challenging exercises. Nov 08, Loretta rated it it was amazing. The below links will direct you to another website to make your purchase.

For me, the most poignant moments were comoass in which Silf recognizes evil in our fallen world, that our failings and margareg are real but are part of what God is using to bring his goodness and kingdom into the world.

I found it very rewarding, and a very workable introduction to Ignatian spirituality, but without enough of the history and direct drawing from St. Most certainly Silf relates, in an understandable and moving way, that God is with us in the dark and trying times, as much as he is with us in the times of consolation. I did read his autobiography while sikf Fordham for grad school, maybe I should revisit it 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.