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Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

by Margaret Silf (Author), Gerald W Hughes (Introduction)

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. Written for lay people, Inner Compass is a practical and experience-based guide to greater self-knowledge and spiritual awareness through incorporating the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This updated edition features a new introduction and personal invitation to the reader, a greatly expanded resource section, and a new design aimed at a new generation of spiritual readers.

Table of Contents:

Contents

Foreword by Gerard W. Hughes / vii
Preface / ix
New Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition / xv 

The Invitation . . . / 3
1. Meet Your Guide: St. Ignatius Loyola / 7
2. Where Am I? How Am I? Who Am I? / 21
3. Finding Our Past in God / 35
4. So What Went Wrong? / 51
5. Letting God Be God / 67
6. Tracking Our Moods / 79
7. Making Our Way in the Dark / 97
8. The Deepest Desire / 109
9. Why Don't You Answer My Prayers? / 123
10. Recognizing Our Attachments / 141
11. Pathways to Detachment / 155
12. Recognizing the Enemy, Trusting the Friend / 171
13. What Is Freedom? What Is Truth? / 187
14. To See You More Clearly / 205
15. To Love You More Dearly / 225
16. To Follow You More Nearly / 243 
Benedictus / 261
Taking Your Ignatian Journey Further . . . / 265
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 from Inner Compass, Margaret Silf's dynamic presentation of the profound insights of St. Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. While reflective, the work exudes a congenial, practical outlook and a thoroughly modern sensibility. As Silf points out, the book "grew out of questions rather than certainty, discovery rather than doctrine, the experience of everyday living rather than academic study."
This tenth-anniversary edition of the acclaimed Inner Compass features a new introduction and personal invitation to the reader, plus a significantly expanded resource section. 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.
Margaret Silf travels widely in her work as a retreat director and speaker on Ignatian spirituality. Her books include Inner CompassClose to the HeartGoing on Retreat, and Compass Points. She lives in Scotland.
Binding: Paperback  268pp.
Pub Date: September 01, 2007
ISBN: 0829426450    EAN: 9780829426458