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Win a FREE copy of The Road Back to You

October 6, 2016 7

We’re busy, we read sound bites, and we think we don’t have time to read. But I wanted to encourage you to do just that. So I’m partnering with a few publishing companies who have graciously given not only me a FREE BOOK (which feels like Christmas every time I open the mailbox!) but also want to give YOU a FREE BOOK! I’ll be starting a series of snippet reviews — nothing big, but something to help get you a feel for the book.


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Can you guess my kids’ enneagram numbers based on this picture?

 

First up, is Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile’s new release called The Road Back to You, published by Intervarsity Press.

If you haven’t heard about the enneagram, this book is a great place to start. The enneagram is an ancient personality system that won’t put you in a box, but that puts you on a path of learning how to be compassionate with yourself and others. It helps us to see the sin patterns of our personalities. It helps us see how to grow and where we go when we’re stressed, angry, or healthy. It’s actually been life-changing for our marriage.

Because instead of seeing my husband (or he seeing me) as “he’s just that way,” it’s helped me to see that beyond his exterior of having it all figured out and what I see as marching forward unfeelingly, he is a vulnerable, tender person underneath. Then I can learn compassion and empathy. Only then can we grow.

There are 9 enneagram numbers. And each number has “wings” where you drift to a number close to your number. You all can psychoanalyze me now, I’m a 4w3, which means I desperately want to be a special snowflake, that my life is characterized by longing, and also because of the 3 wing, I want to be the best at it. So yeah, super intense. What number might you be?

Type 1-Perfectionists (Nelson Mandela and Hillary Clinton)

Type 2- Helpers (Mother Teresa and Desmond Tutu)

Type 3- Performers (Taylor Swift and Tiger Woods)

Type 4- Romantics (Vincent Van Gogh and Angelina Jolie)

Type 5- Investigators (Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates)

Type 6- Loyalists (Ellen DeGeneres and George H.W. Bush)

Type 7- Enthusiasts (Mozart and Stephen Colbert)

Type 8- Challengers (Martin Luther King Jr. and Serena Williams)

Type 9-Peacemakers (Pope Francis and Garrison Keillor)

 

The Road Back to You is a book on the enneagram that shows us how to do the work; it doesn’t shy away from our sin and it points us toward spiritual growth. This is a fabulous book if you’re looking for an enneagram primer. If you already have read all about the enneagram and even have the app on your phone like I do, this is still a wonderful resource. I love that they have numbered lists about what it’s like to be each number and conclude each type with ways to grow spiritually. It’s a full resource that doesn’t leave you navel-gazing. It helps you to understand yourself and others so that you can grow, not stay boxed in to a type.

I WANT TO GIVE ONE LUCKY READER A COPY!!

 

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While you’re waiting to see if you win and if you’re interested in learning more about the enneagram, you can listen to The Road Back to You podcast or this great interview with the authors on The Liturgists Podcast.

Grab your copy:

  • Rebecca

    I can’t wait to read their book; the podcast has been amazing!!

    • admin

      Loved the podcast! It’s such a lovely complement to the book.

    • I’ve loved the podcast. It’s super helpful to flesh out what each number looks like. So good.

  • Thanks for the heads up about the podcast. The book is en route to me, and I’m so looking forward to it!

    • Michele, the podcast is really great and really fleshes out the enneagram and the work for each number. So good.

  • I’ve been interested in the Enneagram for some time now and would love to receive this book.

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