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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But the most beneficial of all was the real-life and sometimes ‘risky’ examples of how to use Ignatian Imagination to ‘exercise’ our spirituality. The below links will direct you to another website to make your purchase. The deepest desire 9. Aug 07, Shannon Hyde rated it really liked it.
Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality
No trivia or quizzes yet. In closing, I have to say that I think Ms.
Dec 24, Jennie rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
It seems to me that our desires are a lot like that. Published December 3rd by Loyola Press first published June 27th There is an early exercise that the reader is called to do, to write our “faith story”, and this was my first real connection to the book but innfr queue that there was something missing – I struggled to see how our ‘life story’ is NOT our ‘faith story’. The basic premise is that God is in our center, and that our deepest desires are from Him.
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.
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Shipping Notice Loyola Press offices will be closed beginning at 2: 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. The ideas may seem a little confusing it unorthodox at times, but are also helpful in searching for God’s will.
Try to be as specific as you can. To see you more clearly May 05, Doris Carter rated it really liked it.
There will be portions I will return to. 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.
The exercise is only valuable if it reveals actual desires, not abstract concepts. When we encounter our desires, we know that we are dealing with something forceful. I found it very rewarding, and a very workable introduction to Ignatian spirituality, but without enough of the history and direct drawing from St. Books by Margaret Silf. I am trying to write this without ‘spoilers’ but with enough information to help others decide if they want to read it or not.
Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality by Margaret Silf
Ignatius to make me feel I have really connected to innet process. Feb 17, Diane rated it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem? With God in America. Click Image to Zoom.
There are several of differing types, which is helpful as some don’t speak much to me while others definitely do. And also a mragaret to many words. Thrust seems to be the right word. And then comes the realization, that whether we like it or siilf God really is answering our prayers, we just need to realize it.
Overall, I am glad I read this book. This makes her the world’s absolute worst reteller of that story. 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 of sight to be darkened by our own shadow, creating a shadow that might imner the world for others, or worse, that the darkness of our creation will actually worsen the world.
Not sure if I am, actually, as I read this because it was a review book Devoted followers of Ignatian spirituality and spiritual seekers alike madgaret find that wherever life has led them, Inner Compass offers renewed direction margaeet purpose and helps them recognize the will of God within their own hearts. Iinner began a form of spiritual practice that has been a staple within Catholic circles ever since and has been adopted by many Protestants as well.
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 onner part of what God is using to bring his goodness and kingdom into the world. This book was a slow and deep drink for me! Our LBC struggled over this and in the end we decided to move on and not force the definition, but the fruit of that part of our conversation was very valuable.
This book really is a companion for your inner journey. Desires force themselves into our consciousness, whether we invite and encourage them or try to bar our mental doors against them.
I tried to get into this, but got bogged down in the newage Godseed, Circle of Where – really? Making Our Way compaws the Dark. Sep 17, Linda rated it did not like it Shelves: But that’s just me. I thought this was a new book but it’s published as Landmarks in the UK, so it wasn’t new to me. 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 innef then take these new realizations and exercises and push ourselves to a new level.
Margarer practical guide to being attentive to the inner movements of the soul as it relates to how we can choose well in life. Preview — Inner Compass by Margaret Silf.
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In the upward thrust of its branches, it reaches for light and warmth, but it also expresses, in a visible form, the truth and beauty of its own unique being. Recognizing our own fallenness can really be very sad, but Silf does not let it immobilize us.