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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Margaret Silf travels widely in her work as a retreat director and speaker on Ignatian spirituality.

References to this book Contemplatives in Action: I did read his autobiography while at Fordham for grad school, maybe I should revisit it…. She introduces the reader to the life story of St. Feb 17, Diane rated it it was amazing. Recognizing our own fallenness can really be very sad, but Silf does not let it immobilize us. And in the compaxs, we can recognize the call to be more fully converted, no matter how close we think we are already.

I loved her stories, metaphors and images. She draws out the value of all we experience. If we suppress them, they simply go underground, like bramble roots, and surface somewhere else when we least expect them. An Ignatian Book of Days.

There is much good work in this book. Silf’s simple diagram of 3 concentric circles is a touchstone for understanding one’s journey: Ignatius’s work, it makes me wonder if she is doing a similarly careless job filtering it for us. I often found myself wondering why the book felt so long 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 Thrust of Our Desiring Desire is a strong work, full of energy. I found it very rewarding, and a very workable introduction to Ignatian spirituality, but without enough of the history and direct drawing from St. For all who struggle with conventional religion, Simple Faith is a simple way to help draw closer to the Divine and find life-changing meaning in a new kind of faith.

Highly readable exploration of Ignatian spirituality, with a variety of reflection activities to allow for individual contemplation of self and God. A very practical guide to our spiritual life.

BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf

However, each chapter ends with a number of suggestions and I was regularly able to find at least one that felt ‘right’ for me. In that way, the book is a true success. And google ‘sonseed jesus is my friend’ on youtube to see one reason why. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This will ground your desires and help you get in touch with the tangible nature of them.

The ideas may seem a little confusing it unorthodox at times, but are also helpful inber searching for God’s will.

This book is slowly helping me to reflect on my past, understand my present emotions and difficulties, thank God for the incredible blessings He has given me, and seek the peace and wisdom I need to determine my future. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. Nov 08, Loretta rated it it was amazing. Account Options Sign in. Letting God Be God.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

Mar 11, Rob rated it really liked it Shelves: Life is too short. 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.


In closing, I have to say that I think Ms. The majority of the book reflects on the First Week of the exercises which center on learning madgaret discern the inner movements of our hearts. I tried to get into this, but got bogged down in the newage Godseed, Circle of Where – really? Recognizing our attachments This makes her the world’s absolute worst reteller of that story.

During months of rehabilitation he asked for romantic novels but was only able to obtain religious literature.

wilf This site uses cookies. You are commenting using your Twitter account. An interesting exploration of inner heart desires, loosely based on the 4 weeks of Ignatian exercises.

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 innerr 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.

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Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality by Margaret Silf

Preview — Inner Compass by Margaret Silf. Great intro to St.

Other editions – View all Inner Compass: 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.