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The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth Paperback – September 5, 2017
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After publishing and editing the Enneagram Monthly (EM) since the start in 1995 and interviewing practically 'everyone who is anyone' in this field, I did not expect to find a fresh take that zeroes in on a spiritual and practical view. The Sacred Enneagram is a breath of fresh air that opens the window and encourages those steeped in psychological detail to remember that they have not exhausted the possibilities, but can see it as having come to a new beginning. --Jack Labauskas, editor and amp; publisher, Enneagram Monthly (- Jack Labauskas, editor & publisher, Enneagram Monthly)
The book you hold in your hands is more powerful than you know, more illuminating than you assume, more transformative than you imagine. If you are weak-kneed or faint of heart, drop it and run. If you’re happily complacent or content to live on autopilot, turn back now. Because this book will change the way you see everything. The Sacred Enneagram is not a just book about an ancient personality framework with a funny name. It is a roadmap to self-understanding written by one of the great spiritual practitioners of my generation. Read it now and you can thank me later. (–Jonathan Merritt, contributing writer for The Atlantic and author of Learning to Speak God from Scratch)
The gentleness of Chris’s tone mixed with the truth in these pages makes this book unavoidable for anyone who not only cares about their own mental and spiritual well-being but also wants to see others flourish. (–Propaganda, spoken word poet and activist)
Integrated within these pages is Chris’s extensive knowledge and understanding of this ancient tool, along with depth in his teaching of contemplative spirituality as practiced by Jesus. Readers are offered a powerful way forward in their unique journey of spiritual transformation through aligning Christian contemplative prayer postures to specific Enneagram types. (–Nina M. Barnes, Dean of Spiritual Formation & Leadership, University of Northwestern–St. Paul)
The Sacred Enneagram is a groundbreaking contribution to the Enneagram community, providing unique spiritual growth insights for all nine types. If you’re not yet convinced of the value, depth, and accuracy of the Enneagram, Chris demystifies and makes this ancient wisdom more accessible than ever. (–George Mekhail, pastor, The Riverside Church NYC)
Understanding the Enneagram is not just an exercise in secular self-discovery but a journey toward living out rhythms of rest and reflection that will lead to deep spiritual growth. By grounding the Enneagram in the core truth of Scripture’s teachings about ourselves and God, this book helps us live into the full promise of who God created us to be, with impact on the communities and places God has called us to serve. I applaud Chris for doing the hard work of grounding an age-old practice into such practical and wise applications for those of us who seek to honor God in all of who we are and all of what we do. (–Jenny Yang, Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, World Relief)
Through years of careful research and mindful study, Chris uses the Enneagram to illuminate the best and the worst of us and shine a light down the path to our truest selves. The Sacred Enneagram will find you when you need to be found. (–Orenda Fink, singer-songwriter)
The Sacred Enneagram beautifully integrates the journey of self-discovery with guidelines that are simultaneously seasoned and filled with childlike wonder, personal and inviting. Instead of wandering around a hall of mirrors that most self-discovery texts build, The Sacred Enneagram walks with you through holy ground and fills you with love and life that ultimately pours out and must be shared. (–Alex Hwang, vocalist of Run River North)
As the years pass, I often find myself asking, “Who am I?” The Sacred Enneagram is a book that I will forever use as a guide throughout my lifelong journey of self-discovery. (–Shirley Chung, “Top Chef” semifinalist and restauranteur)
Accessible to the spiritual journey of any seeker, Chris Heuertz beautifully translates this simple truth: that God is accessible when we know ourselves deeply. The Sacred Enneagram helps us to learn how to take that deep dive into our own essence to find the Divine. (–Mona Haydar, rapper, poet, activist, theologian)
About the Author
Christopher L. Heuertz was first introduced to the Enneagram in the slums of Cambodia. Since then he has trained under some of the great living Enneagram masters including Father Richard Rohr, Russ Hudson, Marion Gilbert and Helen Palmer, and now teaches the Enneagram in workshops and retreats around the world. Chris is an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional. He and his wife, Phileena, and their puppy, Basil, live in Omaha, and you can join him on Facebook and Twitter in his intentions to love on the margins.
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What I love about Heurertz’s contribution to the Enneagram conversation, is a reminder that the nine personality types are also pathways “back home” – to our deepest relationship with God. The context of a “relationship with God” adds a powerful nuance to Heuretz’s work, especially in the book’s Part Three, which I sense is the heart of the book's original contribution to the Enneagram community. In particular, iIn Part Three, Heuretz also connects the Enneagram with the core contemplative practices of solitude, silence and stillness – which seem to me an original contribution in the primary Enneagram resources I’ve come across, especially in chapter Nine – where Heuretz connects the nine personality types with nine ways of prayer. These chapters are some of the best and original spiritual deepening of the value and impact of the Enneagram I have come across recently – especially in it’s contemplative practices connection. Bravo Chris!
Another huge praise for the book is the helpful and clear graphics of the Enneagram types, as well as ample Tables and Charts, that help the reader understand the big picture.
And last but not least, I’ve not read a more succinct and honest introduction to the history and origins of the Enneagram than in what Heuretz provides. He does not shy away from its early connection to Gurdjieff – which many authors often do. Let’s give praise where praise is due – and that belongs preeminently with Mr. George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, whose living system of ideas re-introduced the world to the vital and transforming grace of inner Christianity.
Every pastor and church will benefit from this resource - and it's ideally suited for a seasonal book group study. With this Enneagram book, we are clearly in the presence of a gifted and emerging contemplative spiritual soul-shepherd.
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 (like the way our Sacred wound affects our approach to relationships and prayer). And he makes some good inferences on how to approach prayer. This is useful personally and also for guiding other people.
Heuertz has created a resource that can serve as an introduction to the enneagram as well as a deep dive for those better versed in the language of numbers, triads, and paths. In some ways, it's can serve as a helpful choose-your-own adventure book. Helpful charts and diagrams as well as sections that walk readers through the basics of each type is where you can choose to start and stop your journey. If you want more, there is so much more. It's worth the time and quiet to dig deep.
I was drawn in by the mix and interplay of "facts" and story, the five "W's" of the enneagram as well as how and why Heuertz came across the enneagram and has chosen to stick with not only contemplative practices but to sit in those practices within the growth and understanding offered in the enneagram. This is what makes this book stand out for me. Heuertz invites us into his story that is still being written. This isn't a self-help book with a nice bow at the end. Instead, he offers readers to continue the journey, not with more information, but with contemplative prayer practices. That is the key. This book helps integrate the information, which this world so desperately needs.
Also worth noting is Heuertz's understanding and acknowledgment that the enneagram is not a white USA-centric tool to be unleashed on others. He includes in the body of the book as well as in the footnotes and bibliography a diverse, broad understanding of the enneagram that started centuries before Christian publishing.