About the Book:
The Enneagram opens a remarkable window into the truth about us, enabling us to see how image, wounds, lies, triggers, and default responses shape us every bit as much as our faith. But simply diagnosing our number doesn’t do justice to who we are. Nor does it necessarily change us or our relationships. Transformation happens as we grow in awareness and learn how to engage and reflect God’s image. And relational repair then results as we apply Enneagram insights to the rhythms and grooves of our ordinary daily lives. For those who have learned about the Enneagram and wonder “What’s next?” this handbook is the answer. Filled with exercises to engage, challenge, encourage, and sustain, Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram will help us grow in greater awareness and lead us to spiritual and relational transformation. Including new insight on the Enneagram and the Harmony Triads, and offering helpful “Soul Resources” in the appendix, this handbook can be used by individuals or groups.
I’m looking forward to reading this book. I was sent an unedited, review copy and in this instance I found the unedited version too difficult to read so I decided to set the book aside and wait to keep reading until I can purchase a copy, which is today (release day).
But this is something I’ll share from the brief section of the review document that I did read. I’m paraphrasing as the version I have is not the final text.
Who is this book for?
This is not an introductory text to the Enneagram. It is for individuals who want to grow, transform and bring health to their loving and life.
This book is recommended for spiritual directors, healthcare professionals, coaches and pastors seeking to help their clients integrate and grow in awareness, healing and love of God, others and self through practices, questions and exercises. This book is for those seeking to bring God’s presence and empathy to disharmonious people and systems.
If you have never before engaged with the Enneagram then this book will not be for you. If you are exploring this topic for the first time I’d recommend you start with Ian Cron’s The Road Back To You and then follow up with Suzanne Stabile’s The Path Between Us.