The Sacred Enneagram
For all the ways we live unawakened lives, the enneagram is here to help.The Sacred Enneagram is a trustworthy, richly insightful guide to finding yourself in the enneagram’s 9-type profiles, and applying this practical wisdom for a life transformed. Far more than a personality test, author Chris Heuertz writes, the enneagram is a sacred map to the soul. Lies about who we think we are keep us trapped in loops of self-defeat. But 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.Chris Heuertz’ life was forever changed after he learned about the enneagram 15 years ago. 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.In conversational style with compelling stories, The Sacred Enneagram will show youHow to understand the 'why' behind your type, beyond caricatures and stereotypesHow to align your type with prayer posturesHow to identify and find freedom from self-destructive patternsHow to grow in spiritual discernmentHow to face your past wounds and step toward healingHow to awaken your unique gifts to serve today’s broken worldChris’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.

The Sacred Enneagram Details

TitleThe Sacred Enneagram
Author
ReleaseSep 5th, 2017
PublisherZondervan
ISBN-139780310348276
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Spirituality, Religion, Faith, Christian, Christianity, Self Help

The Sacred Enneagram Review

  • James
    January 1, 1970
    I read The Road Back to You and listened to the podcast. I'm a fan of Typology and have read several other books on the Enneagram. As a result, I have a deeper understanding of myself and have gotten better at the dubious art of typing other people. This book connected the dots for me, in terms of spiritual formation. Heuertz discusses the types, intelligence centers and the harmony/dominant affect groups to reveal a unique path into the life of prayer in the contemplative tradition. For example I read The Road Back to You and listened to the podcast. I'm a fan of Typology and have read several other books on the Enneagram. As a result, I have a deeper understanding of myself and have gotten better at the dubious art of typing other people. This book connected the dots for me, in terms of spiritual formation. Heuertz discusses the types, intelligence centers and the harmony/dominant affect groups to reveal a unique path into the life of prayer in the contemplative tradition. For example, Heuertz says that as an Ennegram 7, I am called to rest in silence.Here is how it works: contemplative spirituality advocates silence, solitude, and stillness. These three postures map on the Enneagram's intelligence centers (Mind, Heart and Body). The mind/thinking types (5,6,7) are each called towards silence. My harmony type/dominant affect is that of a frustrated idealist (along with 1s and 4s). These types, are called particularly to a prayer posture of rest. I learned a lot from this book about how the Enneagram works. I had a superficial understanding about types, wings and arrows but Heuertz made sense of some things for me. And he makes some good inferences on how to approach prayer. This is useful personally and also for guiding other people.
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  • Alyssa Foll
    January 1, 1970
    I’m discovering that learning about one’s true self through the enneagram is not for the faint of heart and reading “The Sacred Enneagram” is no exception. I loved this book, though. Chalk full of insights, Christopher Heueretz unpacks each type and examines triads. I especially loved how he integrated Henri Nouwen’s work and contemplative spirituality as well. Highly recommended for using the enneagram as a spiritual discipline and a way in which to come to know one’s true self before the One w I’m discovering that learning about one’s true self through the enneagram is not for the faint of heart and reading “The Sacred Enneagram” is no exception. I loved this book, though. Chalk full of insights, Christopher Heueretz unpacks each type and examines triads. I especially loved how he integrated Henri Nouwen’s work and contemplative spirituality as well. Highly recommended for using the enneagram as a spiritual discipline and a way in which to come to know one’s true self before the One who knows is better than we know ourselves.
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  • Ben
    January 1, 1970
    Great Enneagram resource - I'd suggest first reading The Road Back To You if you are brand new to the Enneagram but if you are already familiar with it, you will find this book filled with new insights. I've known the author since college and have always appreciated his contemplative nature and thirst for knowledge.
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  • Deanna
    January 1, 1970
    Deeper look into the Enneagram and how to use it as a tool to take you to wholeness and health versus using the Enneagram out of curiosity to explain and justify you and your personality. Very insightful and I recommend reading it after you are familiar with the Enneagram and your type if you want the Enneagram used as a tool in your life. This is not an Enneagram primer. The Enneagram has been huge blessing for me and my family in bringing us healing and peace.
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  • Natalie Herr
    January 1, 1970
    Stop whatever you’re doing and read this book! So incredibly insightful and helpful.
  • Shannon Whitehead
    January 1, 1970
    Honestly, I'd heard of the Enneagram but only took the test because I knew I would be reviewing this book. The Enneagram and this book's analysis of it from a spiritual perspective was interesting. You could say I'm into personality tests generally, and this book gave me even more detail than I bargained for while presenting the Enneagram's ancient roots as more than a "personality test." The author, who seems to be Catholic, placed emphasis on the Enneagram types not being treated as self-servi Honestly, I'd heard of the Enneagram but only took the test because I knew I would be reviewing this book. The Enneagram and this book's analysis of it from a spiritual perspective was interesting. You could say I'm into personality tests generally, and this book gave me even more detail than I bargained for while presenting the Enneagram's ancient roots as more than a "personality test." The author, who seems to be Catholic, placed emphasis on the Enneagram types not being treated as self-serving caricatures of ourselves but instead as a tool to discovering the unique triggers and habits of each type that can hinder spiritual growth. I was concerned that it would misalign with the teachings of Christianity and veer into a troubling realm of mysticism and while I'm still not sure that some small parts of it didn't, it was comforting in my little knowledge of the Enneagram to see its ties back to true identity that only God can ascribe.*This review is based on a free digital copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Aimee
    January 1, 1970
    I have recently been interested in learning about the enneagram and have researched it briefly so I was thrilled to get the chance to read this book by Christopher Heuertz. He does a great job of describing what the enneagram is and why it is important. He then systematically looks at the nine different types. I was able to find mine pretty easily and could find friends in family in the others. I found the second part of the book even more interesting. Mr. Heuertz talks about the need for silent I have recently been interested in learning about the enneagram and have researched it briefly so I was thrilled to get the chance to read this book by Christopher Heuertz. He does a great job of describing what the enneagram is and why it is important. He then systematically looks at the nine different types. I was able to find mine pretty easily and could find friends in family in the others. I found the second part of the book even more interesting. Mr. Heuertz talks about the need for silent prayer, for time when the mind is quiet and can listen. I found it very helpful. This would be a great book for anyone interested in learning more about the enneagram.I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
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  • Jacci
    January 1, 1970
    I have read a lot of enneagram books. A LOT of enneagram books. So, I was mostly interested in how a younger man would tackle the enneagram as most of the books are written by older people. This book is different in several ways. First, it has the best triad section of any I've read and it has the ONLY section I've ever read on why spiritual practices are important and how different enneagram types relate to and need these practices. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone looking for a dee I have read a lot of enneagram books. A LOT of enneagram books. So, I was mostly interested in how a younger man would tackle the enneagram as most of the books are written by older people. This book is different in several ways. First, it has the best triad section of any I've read and it has the ONLY section I've ever read on why spiritual practices are important and how different enneagram types relate to and need these practices. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone looking for a deep understanding of the enneagram. Plus, it reinforces my firm belief that spiritual growth, at the deepest level, is not just for the older saints but for all who are seeking at any age. Great job Christopher.
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  • Jessie Young
    January 1, 1970
    This is an extremely thorough resource about the enneagram. It is not for a beginner but for someone who wants great depth of information about the how's and whys and from where's. The author presents tons of information in a very well thought out manner. The text flows nicely but takes quite a bit of concentration to digest. If you're looking for a basic book about enneagram this is not the book you should read first. I received a copy of this book from netgalley and the publisher in exchange f This is an extremely thorough resource about the enneagram. It is not for a beginner but for someone who wants great depth of information about the how's and whys and from where's. The author presents tons of information in a very well thought out manner. The text flows nicely but takes quite a bit of concentration to digest. If you're looking for a basic book about enneagram this is not the book you should read first. I received a copy of this book from netgalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Adam Lorenz
    January 1, 1970
    This is the Enneagram book that I have long been looking for. Though I deeply appreciate Rohr's books on the Enneagram, often they felt too systematic; and others like AJ Sherrill's just scratched the surface of what personal application can look like, Christopher Heuertz bridges a game that was so needed in the growing Enneagram discussion.
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  • T J
    January 1, 1970
    If you are stuck mentally, physically and spiritually, this is the book to read. A new/old method of finding yourself, your true self and how to get back to who you really are so you can grow and flourish. I can not wait to put what I learned into practice.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    I've read a few books on the Enneagram, and this one really dives deep. I'm going to keep it close at hand as I continue to journey toward my true self.
  • Kenny
    January 1, 1970
    A great addition to Enneagram wisdom!
  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Most complete book on the enneagram I have read. More than just here is your type, but goes a step beyond to here is what you can do with the information.
  • Rachel Dawson
    January 1, 1970
    You should know by now I am a BIG personality type nerd, the Enneagram especially! I preordered this one from Heuertz a while ago and dove right in when it showed up on my doorstep. There's a lot of helpful foundational Enneagram info in this one (which, if you know a lot about it already, might not be new to you) and also a LOT of new info I hadn't heard before and loved. The faith focus of this one is beautiful, and I'm so grateful for the ways Chris layered different aspects of the Enneagram You should know by now I am a BIG personality type nerd, the Enneagram especially! I preordered this one from Heuertz a while ago and dove right in when it showed up on my doorstep. There's a lot of helpful foundational Enneagram info in this one (which, if you know a lot about it already, might not be new to you) and also a LOT of new info I hadn't heard before and loved. The faith focus of this one is beautiful, and I'm so grateful for the ways Chris layered different aspects of the Enneagram to really add complexity and understanding to my knowledge of my type and all others. I learned a LOT and wrote many "!!!" and "how did he know?!" in the margins... This one was just GOOD.
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  • Kyle Apuna
    January 1, 1970
    Tremendous. A fresh, uncommon, and practical Christian insight to the enneagram. Heuertz helps the reader understand the enneagram theory and apply it in a personalized contemplative practice. Now to actually apply what I've learned...
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