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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See Review on ‘Landmarks’ https: 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.

The theology of redemptive suffering in one of the final chapters had me spending those pages gritting my teeth, as that is opposed to my theological understanding of God and suffering.

Only when we reach the very end does she introduce the Second, Third, and Fourth Weeks touching only briefly on the heart of those exercises. All this helps to get a clear view of where we stand, whe 69 – We are certainly challenged to view ourselves differently, but she is very gentle in what we do next with that, there is not enough emphasis on how to then take these new realizations and exercises and push ourselves to a unner level.

There is much good work in this book.

Hughes, Cry of Justice. This is a powerful book exploring Ignatian spirituality particularly in the context of the Spiritual Exercises. Loyola Press offices will be closed beginning at 2: Since she is essentially retelling us Ignatian spirituality from St.

In the downward thrust of its roots, the tree obtains its nourishment and its firm hold in the earth. For me, the most poignant moments were those in which Silf recognizes evil in our fallen world, that our failings and weaknesses are real but are part of what God is using to bring margarett goodness and kingdom into the world.


Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality – Margaret Silf – Google Books

I 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.

Recognizing our attachments If you want something to take you deeper into your authentic self, this book is fantastic. Your “center” is so much more than you coils ever imagine. All orders placed on our website or by email during that period will begin processing beginning Thursday, January 3rd, Books by Margaret Silf. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She draws out the value of all we experience.

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Apr 15, Tim rated it si,f liked it Shelves: The author has an experienced, deft touch as she explores the dynamics of spiritual life through the prism of the Margareet “Spiritual Exercises. 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 from it.

And among my branch desires I find: All this helps to get a clear view of where we stand, where God is yes, everywhereand how we can better connect.

Therefore, it makes her entire work suspect in my eyes, until I am able to compare it to St. Ignatius to make me feel I have really connected to compxss process. Mar 11, Rob rated it really liked it Shelves: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I often found myself wondering why the book felt so long You are commenting using your Twitter account.


BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf

With God in America. To Love You More Dearly. Open Preview See a Problem? Return to Book Page. The majority of the book reflects on the First Week of the exercises which center on learning to discern the inner movements of our hearts.

Shall we share more conversations? 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. Going on Retreat is a valuable resource for anyone considering a retreat experience. This book is for anyone looking for a relationship with God in the Christian tradition without the constraints of formulas or strict disciplines.

And in the end, we can recognize the call to be more fully converted, no matter how close we think we are already. Ignatius Examination of Conscience, made accessible and relevant to modern readers. For further information on Ignatian Spirituality, please visit our sister site: Anyone seeking to deepen his or her relationship with God will greatly benefit from Inner Compass, Margaret Silf’s dynamic presentation of the profound insights of St.

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