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 you
- How to understand the 'why' behind your type, beyond caricatures and stereotypes
- How to align your type with prayer postures
- How to identify and find freedom from self-destructive patterns
- How to grow in spiritual discernment
- How to face your past wounds 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.
- Hard to follow in audio, narrator so different from author
Really hard to listen to this narrator and not have your thoughts drift off. I’ve heard the author on podcasts and he’s very interesting. Maybe the book is easier to follow in print but I felt it constantly jumped around and it was hard to follow.
- Catholic mysticism
Catholic mysticism is the basis of this book, and the narrator has a sing-song voice that I could not listen to for very long. I'm of the Protestant faith, so this book was not for me.
- Audiobook may not be best for this, but the overview of Enneagram was helpful
I am highly skeptical of the Enneagram. I am not sure why in particular, but I am. The Enneagram is the new current in-vogue, Christian personality test. Personality test systems can be helpful to give language and concepts to how people are different. But all of them in the end are systems that have to be understood as broad categories which do not completely capture the full individuality of a person.
But I picked up The Sacred Enneagram because it was on sale and because a number of people that I respect that are either pursuing training in Spiritual Direction or have Spiritual Directors have recommended it to me. I mostly approached this book as a means to get a broad overview.
I am not sure an audiobook for Sacred Enneagram is really the best method for a broad overview like this because a nine category personality system is somewhat complicated. I am not a fan of the narrator. He is a competent narrator, but a bit droning and in a book like this that is talking about spiritual matters, his emphatic tone doesn’t doesn’t really work. The narrator reminds me of Scott Brick. Brick, and Adam Verner the narrator of this one, have great voices, but they should be narrating thrillers or horror novels, not books on prayer and spiritual growth.
I got the overview of the Enneagram. I appreciated that Heuertz took seriously my skepticism about the medieval origins of the Enneagram. What I thought was most helpful about the book was the last section that attempted to show how different Enneagram types approach prayer differently. I do appreciate the fact that the system is focused not just on strengths, like most personality trait systems, but on common areas of weakness and sin. I can understand how Enneagram can be helpful in spiritual direction.