The Enneagram

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The Enneagram

A Christian Perspective

Richard Rohr and Andreas Ebert's runaway bestseller unveils the dynamic, personal evolution that the Enneagram offers. This updated resource discusses the applications of the ancient tool for discernment and reveals the harmony between its principles and the core truths of Christian thought.

Since the original publication of this book the Enneagram has become a popular means of learning about ourselves. Rohr and Ebert's seminal insight into the practice of working with the Enneagram has inspired a generation of seekers; this groundbreaking book remains one of the most influential and helpful works on the subject.

This latest version is revised and updated with new research that shows the early Christian roots of the practice.

The text includes a brief history of the Enneagram as well as discussion of the nine types:

The Need to Be Perfect
The Need to Be Needed
The Need to Succeed
The Need to Be Special
The Need to Perceive
The Need for Security
The Need to Avoid Pain
The Need to Be Against
The Need to Avoid

The authors give an overview of the nine types; discuss the dilemmas, temptations, and difficulties that each face; provide examples and symbols of the types; and finally describe a conversion or maturation of the character into wholeness.

Under the expert guidance of Rohr and Ebert, study of the Enneagram can catalyze a powerful process of transformation.

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“Rohr takes us through the process of identifying and analyzing each of the Enneagram types and traits. He shows how to use this knowledge as a tool for finding new strengths, destroying illusions, and growing personally, socially, and spiritually."
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9780824519506
Paperback / 320 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
CROSSROAD, 2001