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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Close to the Heart opens up a world of imaginative yet simple ways to approach innner prayer. It overwhelmingly focuses on the first week, searching for God’s voice within our deepest desires. Jan 31, Beth Booram rated it it was amazing. Since she is essentially retelling us Ignatian spirituality from St. No preview available – mzrgaret By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In that way, the book is a mararet success. We are certainly challenged to view ourselves differently, but she is very gentle in what we margafet next with that, there is not enough emphasis on how to then take these new realizations and exercises and push ourselves to a new level.

In that way, the book is a true success. Dec 24, Jennie rated it it was amazing. This is a powerful book exploring Ignatian spirituality particularly in the context of the Spiritual Exercises. The use of the “Godseed” metaphor, while I understand it, sometimes had me giggling like a twelve year old boy. However, that is not a negative thing.


An Ignatian Book comppass Days. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Inner Compass offers a practical guide to greater self-knowledge and spiritual awareness through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Hughes, Cry of Justice This refurbished edition of Inner Compass is being published as a celebration of the tenth anniversary of this acclaimed English-language primer on Ignatian spirituality.

She draws out the value of all we experience.

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 shattered his leg.

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. I thought this was a new book but it’s published as Landmarks in the UK, so it wasn’t new to comoass. The majority of the book compasd on the First Week of the exercises which center on learning to discern the inner movements of our hearts.

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. Which, obviously, is where I need to turn if I am interested in further pursuing this course.

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

This book really is a companion for your inner journey. While reflective, the work exudes a congenial, practical outlook and a thoroughly modern sensibility. And even allowed me to recognize when others did make rash and regretful decisions. Books by Margaret Silf. Order early to avoid shipping delays. This is a great introduction to the profound insights of St. 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.


There are several of differing types, which is helpful as some don’t speak much to me while others definitely do. Notify me of new comments via email.

God hasn’t thought of something that Satan mentions to him, He wonders and doubts, etc. Margaret cojpass passionate about making Christian spirituality, and especially Ignatian spirituality, accessible to people with no theological background.

BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf

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

At one point she retells God and Satan’s conversation from the beginning of the book of Job, which is what begins Job’s suffering. Finding our past in God 4.