Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you’re stuck in the same ruts?
What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships―and maybe even how you make your way in the world. It can also keep you in the shallows with God.
And that is why this book is here for you. In this review, i will take you through what the book is ,what it talks about ,its cost and finally my thoughts about the book.
I will try all my best to give you every single detail about this book and if by any chance i do not tackle one of the things you really wanted,you can as well ask in the comments area and i will be happy to help you out .
Lets then,get started on this book’s review:
Name : The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
Author: Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
Best place to buy: www.amazon.com
Genre: Self Help Book
Publisher: IVP Books
Publication Date : October 4, 2016
Book length: 220
What It Is
This is book is a unique approach―a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of God and of ourselves.
This book allows you to understand more about each of the Enneagram types, keeping you turning the pages long after you have read the chapter about yourself.
Beginning with changes you can start making today, the wisdom of the Enneagram can help you get on the road that will take you further along into who you really are leading you into places of spiritual discovery you would never have found on your own, and paving the way to the wiser, more compassionate person you want to become.
Ian is a bestselling author, nationally recognized speaker, Enneagram teacher, psychotherapist, eminent songwriter, and Episcopal priest.
With transparency, humor, and insight, he has presented at conferences, churches, seminaries, retreats, and universities around the world.
At his core, Ian is a storyteller he weaves his knowledge into narratives that illustrate, rather than merely instruct, engaging the imagination and speaking to the skeptic and believer that live within all of us.
Ian is also a student and teacher of the Enneagram. In daylong workshops, Ian provides an overview of Enneagram system, describes the nine personality types, and speaks to the myriad ways in which the Enneagram can enrich our spiritual lives.
As an internationally recognized Enneagram master, Suzanne has conducted over five hundred Enneagram workshops over the past twenty-five years.
She has spoken to college audiences that include Baylor and Drury Universities, Hendrix College, Perkins School of Theology (SMU), and Brite Divinity School (TCU), and at hundreds of churches across America including First Baptist in Austin, Texas, First Presbyterian, and Broadway Baptist in Fort Worth.
She also teaches regularly in the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, in both the cancer and transplant hospitals, and at Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation.
What The Book Talks About
The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
Once you know the dark side of your personality, simply give God consent to do for you what you’ve never been able to do for yourself, namely, bring meaningful and lasting change to your life.
The Enneagram is a tool that awakens our compassion for people just as they are, not the people we wish they would become so our lives would become easier.
The Enneagram doesn’t put you in a box. It shows you the box you’re already in and how to get out of it.
Your number is not determined by what you do so much as by why you do it.
Neuroscientists have determined the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is associated with decision making and cost- benefit assessments. As the author puts it, “If MRI brain scans had been performed on my friends and me one summer’s night when we were fifteen, they would have revealed a dark spot indicating a complete absence of activity in this region of our brains.”
They need to remember that time in life when they didn’t need to be in charge or control to feel safe, when they could trust others to protect them.
Risking vulnerability and love is what takes courage.Christianity is not something you do, so much as something that is done to you.
Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy.
In 1999, authors Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht released The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook.
Providing humorous but real-life instructions for what to do in unusually dire circumstances, the book advertised itself as “the essential companion for a perilous age.”
Both frightening and funny, it offered pithy chapters on how to perform a tracheotomy, identify a bomb, land a plane, survive if your parachute fails to open, deal with a charging bull, jump from a building into a dumpster and escape from killer bees, among other things.
Ironically, the term personality is derived from the Greek word for mask ( persona), reflecting our tendency to confuse the masks we wear with our true selves, even long after the threats of early childhood have passed.
Best Place to Buy The Book
The best place I recommend you buy the book is on Amazon. The price there is fair and according to my research, it is the most trusted online store at the moment. It will also be very convenient for you to buy there if you were planning to do more online shopping today.
I think that this is a highly accessible and clear explanation of the Enneagram.
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