Is your spiritual journey more like a trudge? Does the Church hinder more than it helps? Here is a warm, welcoming and realistic guide from an immensely popular author for all who may be feeling spiritually jaded.
Whatever our circumstances, Companions of Christ shows us how to embark on a journey of the heart, starting wherever we happen to be and however fit or unfit for the journey we may feel. With the help of practical spiritual exercises throughout, Margaret Silf shows us how to keep faith despite the odds.
This can be a major breakthrough for beginners and seasoned Christians alike, it includes practical teaching on great Ignatian themes: imaginative scriptural meditation, spiritual discernment, detachment and practical praying.
"Like Margaret Silf's other books, this is a warm, welcoming guide full of imaginative stories to be worked on slowly. The design and layout of the text encourages the reader to ponder and reflect upon questions and suggestions which are in boxed paragraphs to hold the attention. Helpful sections on prayer, listening and letting go are all part of the practical guidance on the journey of discovery to become ever more fully human while drawing closer to God. This is an excellent introduction to the main themes of Ignatian spirituality presented in an accessible manner." Yvonne Walker, THE JULIAN MEETINGS, April 2005.
"A Trinitarian with a strong belief in the power of the Holy Spirit, Margaret Silf resists anything that puts God in a box.(...) The book is about how to keep faith, despite the odds - and even despite the Church." Pat Ashworth, CHURCH TIMES.