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First Place, Inspirational category
ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards, 2012
"One of the best parts of last summer was discovering Margaret Silf. If you’re going through any kind of transition in your life right now, this book is a fabulous companion. And her chapter called 'Will You Save Your Life or Spend It?' is truly amazing. I wish I could make it required reading for every person I know."
—Ginny Kubitz Moyer, Author of Random MOMents of Grace
From satisfying work to sudden unemployment. From a happy marriage to a hurtful divorce. From caring for the kids to caring for an aging parent. These are just a few of the countless ways that life hurls us into the chaos of change, where our certainties are shaken and our faith may even begin to falter. But what if we saw the chaos—the “mess”—of our lives not as something to fear or eschew, but as something to be embraced?
In The Other Side of Chaos, best-selling author Margaret Silf looks closely at the subject of chaos—and the intrinsic transition it brings—through the lens of Christian spirituality. Through Scripture stories and verses, personal accounts, and other anecdotes, Silf helps us develop an authentic “spirituality of transition” that leads us to live out life’s changes constructively, creatively, and confidently.
Ultimately, The Other Side of Chaos gives us the courage to trust God when life is breaking down and to see our messes not as something to be rescued from, but as something that will help us break through to a place where God makes all things new.
Margaret Silf discusses Ignatian Spirituality with Paul Campbell, SJ.
Margaret Silf travels widely in her work as a retreat director and speaker on Ignatian spirituality. Her books include Close to the Heart: A Practical Approach to Personal Prayer (Loyola Press) and The Gift of Prayer: Embracing the Sacred in the Everyday (Bluebridge).
Close to the Heart: A Guide to Personal PrayerThis book is for anyone looking for a relationship with God in the Christian tradition without the constraints of formulas or strict disciplines.
Going on Retreat: A Beginner's Guide to the Christian Retreat ExperienceA valuable guide that provides information such as types of retreats available, costs and amenities, and where centers are located.
Inner Compass - 10th Anniversary Edition: An Invitation to Ignatian SpiritualityLoyola Press presents the tenth-anniversary edition of Margaret Silf’s Inner Compass, the acclaimed English-language primer on Ignatian spirituality.
Compass Points: Meeting God Every Day at Every TurnIgnatian spirituality expert Margaret Silf shows readers how to find God in daily life in this collection of stories and meditations.
2012: A Book of Grace-Filled Days: In 2012: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Margaret Silf, page-a-day reflections and Scripture readings that follow the lectionary readings of the church year foster spiritual calm and give glimpses of God’s abundant grace.
Simple Faith: Moving Beyond Religion as You Know It to Grow in Your Relationship with GodFor 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.
Just Call Me López : Getting to the Heart of Ignatius Loyola In Just Call Me López , a twenty-first-century woman, Rachel, meets the man who becomes the saint, and both are transformed by their unlikely friendship and series of thought-provoking conversations.
Daily Inspiration for Women: In Daily Inspiration for Women, four authors share their individual, spiritual wisdom in this daily source of strength, solace, and celebration that happen in the seasons of a woman’s life.