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The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery


January 15, 2018

Ignorance is bliss―except in self-awareness. What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships―and maybe even how you make your way in the world. It can also keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want […]

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The Road Back to You

Ignorance is bliss―except in self-awareness.

What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships―and maybe even how you make your way in the world. It can also keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you’re stuck in the same ruts?

The Enneagram is an ancient personality type system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach―a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of God and of ourselves.

Funny and filled with stories, this book allows you to understand more about each of the Enneagram types, keeping you turning the pages long after you have read the chapter about yourself. Beginning with changes you can start making today, the wisdom of the Enneagram can help you get on the road that will take you further along into who you really are―leading you into places of spiritual discovery you would never have found on your own, and paving the way to the wiser, more compassionate person you want to become.

Self to Lose – Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types


January 15, 2018

Self to Lose Self to Find examines the invitation of Jesus to lose yourself in order to find your true self, and presents the personality system known as the Enneagram within this biblical framework. It will guide you toward liberating […]

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Self to Lose, Self to Find

Self to Lose Self to Find examines the invitation of Jesus to lose yourself in order to find your true self, and presents the personality system known as the Enneagram within this biblical framework. It will guide you toward liberating self-awareness by detailing nine distinct personality patterns, each with particular gifts and challenges. By learning about your type, you will:
Embrace the truth about your God-given identity
Uncover your deeper motivations, longings, and ways of suffering
Discern between the self to lose and the self Jesus invites you to find
Enhance your relationships by appreciating others more
Own-up to what keeps you from possessing the abundant life Jesus offers.

Marilyn Vancil, a spiritual director and certified Enneagram professional, weaves three threads the biblical story, the Enneagram wisdom, and real-life experiences —— into this compelling and essential resource for those who long for a more free and fruitful life. Dr. David Daniels, co-author of The Essential Enneagram, describes this book as a thoughtful and ground-breaking analysis of the Enneagram system and its valuable contribution to the work of development in the Christian life. “

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth


January 15, 2018

As featured on the For the Love podcast with Jen Hatmaker, Typology podcast with Ian Morgan Cron, and Sleeping At Last podcast with Ryan O’Neal. How to understand the ‘why’ behind your enneagram type. Chris Heuertz’ life was forever changed after he learned about the enneagram 15 […]

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The Sacred Enneagram

As featured on the For the Love podcast with Jen HatmakerTypology podcast with Ian Morgan Cron, and Sleeping At Last podcast with Ryan O’Neal.

How to understand the ‘why’ behind your enneagram type.

Chris Heuertz’ life was forever changed after he learned about the enneagram 15 years ago, and since then he has trained under some of the great living Enneagram masters including Father Richard Rohr, Russ Hudson, Marion Gilbert, and Helen Palmer. Today he leads enneagram workshops all over the world. Join Chris as he shows you how this ancient tool can help you awaken to the gifts God has given you, find freedom from your personal patterns of sin and fear, and grow in acceptance of your identity as you grow with God.

The Sacred Enneagram is a trustworthy, richly insightful guide to finding yourself in the enneagram’s 9-type profiles, and applying this practical wisdom to transform your life. Far more than a personality test, author Chris Heuertz writes, the enneagram is a sacred map to the soul. The enneagram offers a bright path to cutting through the internal clutter and finding our way back to God and to our true identity as God created us.

In conversational style with compelling stories, The Sacred Enneagram will show you

  • How to understand the ‘why’ behind your type, beyond caricatures and stereotypes
  • How to align your type with prayer
  • How to identify and find freedom from self-destructive patterns
  • How to grow in reasoning ability
  • How to face your past and step toward healing
  • How to awaken your unique gifts to serve today’s broken world

Chris’s own journey with the enneagram is an accessible introduction and exploration of how the enneagram can change your life, because to the extent that we are transformed, the world will be transformed.

 

Heuertz, Christopher L. The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017.

Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram


January 15, 2018

“Who in the world am I?” The Enneagram is like a mirror, reflecting dimensions of ourselves that are sometimes hard to see. In this helpful guide, spiritual director and Enneagram teacher Alice Fryling offers an introduction to each number of […]

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Mirror for the Soul

“Who in the world am I?” The Enneagram is like a mirror, reflecting dimensions of ourselves that are sometimes hard to see. In this helpful guide, spiritual director and Enneagram teacher Alice Fryling offers an introduction to each number of the Enneagram and the respective triads into which they’re organized. More than just helping us discern our number, Fryling shows how knowing it can lead to transformation by revealing to us both our false and our true selves. She writes: “Knowledge of the Enneagram has led me to the grace of God. I discovered through the Enneagram that I am not just my gifts, I am not just my failures. . . . I am a person created by God, loved by God, and uniquely gifted to love others with God’s merciful and gracious love. Through the Enneagram God has taught me that I am not exactly who I think I am. . . . The Enneagram itself does not make me a different person. But knowledge of the Enneagram does help me see who I truly am and offers me words to describe how I would like to be transformed by God’s grace.” With questions for reflection and personal meditations aimed at leading you into deeper self-awareness, Mirror for the Soul will give you new perspective on yourself and reveal how you can experience God’s love more abundantly.

 

Fryling, Alice. Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2017.

Known by God: A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity


January 15, 2018

Who are you? What defines you? What makes you, you? In the past an individual’s identity was more predictable than it is today. Life’s big questions were basically settled before you were born: where you’d live, what you’d do, the […]

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Known By God

Who are you? What defines you? What makes you, you?

In the past an individual’s identity was more predictable than it is today. Life’s big questions were basically settled before you were born: where you’d live, what you’d do, the type of person you’d marry, your basic beliefs, and so on. Today personal identity is a do-it-yourself project. Constructing a stable and satisfying sense of self is hard amidst relationship breakdowns, the pace of modern life, the rise of social media, multiple careers, social mobility, and so on. Ours is a day of identity angst.

Known by God is built on the observation that humans are inherently social beings; we know who we are in relation to others and by being known by them. If one of the universal desires of the self is to be known by others, being known by God as his children meets our deepest and lifelong need for recognition and gives us a secure identity. Rosner argues that rather than knowing ourselves, being known by God is the key to personal identity.

He explores three biblical angles on the question of personal identity: being made in the image of God, being known by God and being in Christ. The notion of sonship is at the center – God gives us our identity as a parent who knows his child. Being known by him as his child gives our fleeting lives significance, provokes in us needed humility, supplies cheering comfort when things go wrong, and offers clear moral direction for living.

Rosner, Brian S. Known by God: A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017

The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook


September 1, 2017

An invaluable book-by-book Bible resource.

One of the keys to enjoying an in-depth and rewarding experience of reading the Bible is recapturing the ancient world–its cultures, customs, and histories. With this innovative guide, readers can enrich their study with fascinating insights into the Bible and the world in which it was written.

Our own Scott Duvall helped put this invaluable resource together.

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