Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation
Publisher: IVP Books
ISBN 10: 0830836004
ISBN 13: 978-0830836000
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.
"This book makes a wonderful contribution to the deeper understanding of the ancient tool of the Enneagram. Doug and Adele and Clare and Scott masterfully weave deep insight along with helpful spiritual direction and application on every page. Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram is not just an invitation to gain more information but an opportunity for personal transformation as well. I encourage you to not only read this book but allow it to read you!" (Joe Walters, executive director, Potter's Inn Soul Care Institute)
"Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram is a unique contribution to Enneagram literature. The authors invite us to experience the Enneagram in a contemplative, healing way. Through Scripture, penetrating questions, and spiritual practices appropriate to each Enneagram space, they call us to a richer, deeper self-awareness. This is not a book to guzzle. It is a book to digest slowly. It is a meal to consume alone or with friends. It is a feast for the soul." (Alice Fryling, author of Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram)
"As the modern teaching of the Enneagram is rapidly evolving to meet the urgent need of helping clarify identity, what the Calhouns and Loughriges have done in Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram is nothing short of remarkable. This fresh and timely contribution to the Enneagram's tradition offers a seamless integration of faith and identity. Engaging, compelling, and courageous, Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram provides practical application on some of the Enneagram's more under-explored concepts. There's no doubt the depth of spirituality embodied in the authors' personal lives animates these pages with profound clarity, offering contemporary applications for an ancient tool." (Christopher L. Heuertz, founding partner of Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism, author of The Sacred Enneagram)
"For me, identifying my Enneagram type was like the dog who caught the car―now what? I knew there was more than just becoming a better version of myself. Thanks to Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram I now know and appreciate concepts like head, heart, and gut IQs; spiritual rhythms; and the Ignatian practices of discernment, and consolation and desolation. This handbook serves as a trusted advisor, reflecting the four authors' life experiences and deep expertise. I now have an inspiring resource for how to return to my true self." (Joan O. Wright, O'Sullivan Wright Inc.)
"As valuable as this book is for getting an in-depth view of each Enneagram type, it is an essential resource for understanding how the head, heart, and gut can work together, empowered through spiritual practices to have dynamic, harmonious relationships. In these pages, you will find a variety of ways to discover more deeply who you are, are not, and who you can love more fully. The depth of information and the comprehensive resources make this a unique Enneagram handbook that you will want to reference often. I use the insights and practices in these chapters every single day in my relationships with family and friends as well as in spiritual direction, teaching, and team building. This is the Enneagram book I have been waiting for―applying what is in these pages will change your relationships and your life." (Mary Albert Darling, associate professor of communications, Spring Arbor University)
"A fantastic book! The authors of this comprehensive handbook deliver on their promise to help readers answer next-steps questions. The embedded narratives allow readers to go beyond system and theory to experience an embodied Enneagram. This useful resource provides practices and pathways for my own continued spiritual transformation and in my work with others. Exceptional!" (Nina Barnes, vice president of student life, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, conflict coach, spiritual director)
"What a welcome contribution to the literature on the Enneagram, particularly from the Christian perspective! Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram delivers on its commitment to answer this important question: I know my number; what do I do now? It does so in a clear, accessible, and practical way. Their deep work on the Harmony Triads is both newsworthy and noteworthy. Congratulations to the four authors bringing forth this important material and doing so with one voice." (Ginger Lapid-Bogda, author of Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work)
"People ask, Now that I know my type, what do I do with it (or myself)? After reading Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram, you will know." (From the foreward by Jerome Wagner)
"Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram is an accessible volume that will take your understanding of the nine personality types to the next level. In beautifully written prose, the authors present useful concepts and skills that will help you better understand yourself and others―equipping you to gracefully navigate the complexities of life." (Kimberly June Miller, counselor, author of Boundaries for Your Soul)
"The journey that this new transformative work on the Enneagram invites you to take will change you . . . for good. With practice in the spiritual rhythms, you will not only know where you identify on the Enneagram, but will become an expression of the beauty and life that that number is meant to reveal to the world. The authors bring their personal journeys, extensive study, pastoral experience, and Enneagram expertise to this book. If you embark on this journey you will become more of who God created you to be and do." (Sibyl Towner, codirector of The Springs Retreat Center, coauthor of Listen to My Life)
About the Author
Adele Ahlberg Calhoun and her husband Doug have served on the pastoral staff of four churches and are currently copastors of spiritual formation at Highrock Covenant Church in Arlington, Massachusetts. As certified Enneagram instructors, they enjoy resourcing spiritual leaders and pastors through spiritual direction and teaching the Enneagram. Adele is the author of Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, Invitations from God, and coauthor of True You.
Doug Calhoun and his wife Adele have served on the pastoral staff of four churches and are currently copastors of spiritual formation at Highrock Covenant Church in Arlington, Massachusetts. As certified Enneagram instructors, they enjoy resourcing spiritual leaders and pastors through spiritual direction and teaching the Enneagram. Doug is adjunct faculty at the Transforming Center and at Potter’s Inn Soul Care Institute, and he is board chair of Del Camino Connection.
Clare Loughrige and her husband Scott are cofounders and lead pastors of Crossroads Church in Marshall, Michigan, where they have served for over twenty-five years. They are both certified Enneagram instructors, using the tool to engage professionals, small groups, and a two-year formational community. Clare is the author of two guidebooks on the Enneagram.
Scott Loughrige and his wife Clare are cofounders and lead pastors of Crossroads Church in Marshall, Michigan, where they have served for over twenty-five years. They are both certified Enneagram instructors, using the tool to engage professionals, small groups, and a two-year formational community.