The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery ➫ [Ebook] ➦ The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery By Ian Morgan Cron ➶ – Thomashillier.co.uk Ignorance is bliss except in self awarenessWhat you don t know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships and even keep you in the shallows with God Do you want help figuring out who you are a Back to PDF ↠ Ignorance is bliss except in self awarenessWhat you don t know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships and even keep you in the shallows with God Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you re stuck in the same The Road MOBI :↠ ruts The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Road Back to PDF/EPUB Ã Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God Witty and filled with stories, this book allows you to peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types, keeping you turning the pages long after you have read the chapter about your own number Not only will you learn about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people s eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do Beginning with changes you can start making today, the wisdom of the Enneagram can help 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, compassionate person you want to become.


About the Author: Ian Morgan Cron

Back to PDF ↠ Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, nationally recognized speaker, Enneagram teacher, trained psychotherapist, Dove Award winning songwriter, and Episcopal priest His books include the novel Chasing Francis and spiritual memoir Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me Ian draws on an array of disciplines The Road MOBI :↠ from psychology to the arts, Christian spirituality and theology to help people enterdeeply into conversation with God and the mystery of their own lives He and his wife, Anne, live in Nashville, Tennessee.



10 thoughts on “The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

  1. Leigh Kramer Leigh Kramer says:

    The names Suzanne Stabile and Ian Morgan Cron may or may not mean something to you When I heard they were writing a book about the Enneagram, I paid attention Stabile is a well known Enneagram teacher I ve never been able to attend one of her workshops but I ve followed her online for a while Cron is probably better known as an author and Episcopal priest, although he s done some speaking on the Enneagram in recent years The combination of Stabile and Cron her extensive knowledge plus his The names Suzanne Stabile and Ian Morgan Cron may or may not mean something to you When I heard they were writing a book about the Enneagram, I paid attention Stabile is a well known Enneagram teacher I ve never been able to attend one of her workshops but I ve followed her online for a while Cron is probably better known as an author and Episcopal priest, although he s done some speaking on the Enneagram in recent years The combination of Stabile and Cron her extensive knowledge plus his gift for the narrative results in an easy to read and understand resource that will surely help many people identify and better understand their type.The Road Back To You provides an introduction to the Enneagram, my favorite personality type system, and why it s beneficial to figure out your type They then devote a chapter to each type As I read, it struck me how truly readable the book was I ll forever sing the praises of Rohr s The Enneagram and Riso and Hudson s The Wisdom of the Enneagram but they have aacademic, almost clinical tone Cron includes many examples from his and Suzanne s lives, including their friends and family, and this roots the type descriptions better than other Enneagram resources His writing style is engaging, though his attempts at humor didn t always work for me, including I must add one specific line in the Type 5 chapter that is ill advised This is written from a Christian perspective but for people who care, there are one or two light swear words in it This doesn t bother me but I can think of several people in my life for whom it matters But overall, Cron is able to depict the types in a way that is personable, gracious, and incising People should see themselves reflected on the pages I have two minor complaints First, Cron references his children s Enneagram types and the examples provided are generally when they are not adults I m in the camp that believes our personalities continue to form into our 20s so I m very wary of typing children and teenagers They may have the tendencies of a certain type but I don t want to put anyone in a box The Enneagram of Parenting does a great job of laying out the fine lines, while also providing guidance I think Cron is probably in this camp, too, but I don t want people to read about his children and then start typing their own children So there s that Second, each type chapter includes celebrity examples when we have no idea what their type is It s unfair to caution people against typing labeling others, than proceeding to do the same thing In most instances, the celebrities are listed in a bubble at the start of the chapter but there are some actual examples, such as Bill Clinton being a Nine For the record, that would not have been my guess, which brings me back to my original point We can have a guess for what a person s type might be but they re the only one who knows their internal motivations the very thing the Enneagram is built upon Moving onI ve lost count of how many descriptions I ve read of my type 4 so I was not expecting to be so completely and fully pegged when I read these lines As you might guess, Fours are prone to melancholy Like the Old Testament figure Job they can steep in lament After all, it s hard to be chipper when the now dated U2 song Still Haven t Found What I m Looking For or the Radiohead song Creep play like the soundtrack in the movie of your life p 156 How did Cron know what songs I turn to on sad days I could not stop laughing I also really liked this part Fours are the most complex of all the types on the Enneagram what you see is never what you get There are alwayslayers of things going on underneath the surface p 158 Finally, I liked the emphasis on how learning about our type is both a benefit for ourselves and for our relationships, as well as our worldview Throughout the book, the call is to becomeaware of how we go through life and what mistakes we continue to make so that we can get out of your own way and becomeof the person God created you to be p 17 Figuring out my type has allowed me to have so muchcompassion and understanding for myself and others That s why I continue to encourage people to learnabout the Enneagram I can t help but imagine a world where we all had this level of compassion and understanding.Disclosure I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


  2. Maxwell Maxwell says:

    If you are new to and curious about the Enneagram, I think this book is a fantastic way to start digging into it Cron wonderfully explains each type, giving context to them in many ways work, childhood, relationships as well as details the various elements of the Enneagram wings, stress, security It was insightful, accessible and entertaining, and has truly opened my eyes to how I see the world in a particular way as well as how other people very unlike me see the world and that gives me t If you are new to and curious about the Enneagram, I think this book is a fantastic way to start digging into it Cron wonderfully explains each type, giving context to them in many ways work, childhood, relationships as well as details the various elements of the Enneagram wings, stress, security It was insightful, accessible and entertaining, and has truly opened my eyes to how I see the world in a particular way as well as how other people very unlike me see the world and that gives me the ability to reframe my relationships with other people so I am slower to judge, quicker to listen and overallgracious.On the other hand, if you have absolutely no idea what the Enneagram is, you can take this free test granted you can also just read about the 9 types and figure out which one you are, but I think the test is a helpful starting place I d encourage you to do some research and read up on your type because it s truly changed my life and interactions in such a positive way enneagramforlife


  3. Britany Britany says:

    I kept hearing about the Enneagram, took a quiz and got multiple answers, that s when I decided to go diggingMany of my very favorite podcasts mention the Enneagram and I got curious This book was a wonderful introduction There are 9 categories that you can fall into with wings and shades of others What does this all mean Cron spends time explaining what a healthy number looks like vs someone struggling with their related deadly sin I kept trying to think of this as it relates to my clos I kept hearing about the Enneagram, took a quiz and got multiple answers, that s when I decided to go diggingMany of my very favorite podcasts mention the Enneagram and I got curious This book was a wonderful introduction There are 9 categories that you can fall into with wings and shades of others What does this all mean Cron spends time explaining what a healthy number looks like vs someone struggling with their related deadly sin I kept trying to think of this as it relates to my closest friends and family members Changing and adapting my thought process when dealing with conflict and added some new life mantras to help me move forward and own my truest self I would highly recommend checking this one out if you have any interest in personality and bettering yourself Slight tinges on religious undertones, but not heavy handed PS I m a 3 Achiever with the energy sin of a 9 Which one are you


  4. JanB JanB says:

    This is an excellent reference book for the different Enneagram types Very well done and a book to keep on my bookshelf.


  5. Iman Malone-Dirige Iman Malone-Dirige says:

    My love and I have optimistically embraced personal growth and deeper self awareness since our beginning almost nine years ago to better ourselves as both a faith based married couple, mothers to our two adorable children, assertive individuals, soul mates with a beautiful life journey together, our best friendship, and philanthropists with a profound love for humanity.Together, we ve gracefully developed in an all encompassing matter alongside the in depth knowledge we ve gained on cognitive My love and I have optimistically embraced personal growth and deeper self awareness since our beginning almost nine years ago to better ourselves as both a faith based married couple, mothers to our two adorable children, assertive individuals, soul mates with a beautiful life journey together, our best friendship, and philanthropists with a profound love for humanity.Together, we ve gracefully developed in an all encompassing matter alongside the in depth knowledge we ve gained on cognitive functions, Myers Briggs, and Big Five personality traits only in recent months have we delved into the ancient enneagram system.We ve taken both the official Enneagram Institute type indicator, the Tritype enneastyle theory questionnaire, as well as numerous unofficial enneagram personality tests online All have been conclusive with the same resultsThis enneagram type nine 9w1 is happily married to an enneagram type eight 8w9 Not surprising results for us considering that my cognitive functions are FiNeSiTe and my equal half s are TeNiSeFi both fine tuned.We ve confirmed our enneagrams along with this highly insightful book an assistance of self discovery, encouragement, transformation, and understanding from a Christian perspective.Coupled with lighthearted humor and compassion this book is a must read


  6. Barnabas Piper Barnabas Piper says:

    Super helpful and enjoyable introduction to the enneagram I d read nothing on it previously other than a couple inline summaries, and this was an accessible and relatable entry into what seems to be a rich and complex thing It moves quickly, it is concise, it is funny in parts, and it is strikingly insightful.


  7. Ali M. Ali M. says:

    Knowing my Myers Briggs type never did much for me Knowing my Enneagram number has deepened my self awareness, given me practical and specific tools for growth, and helped me better understand people who are wired entirely differently than me.Part of what makes this ancient personality typing system so compelling is the fact that your number is not a static description of yourself it s a spectrum you re constantly engaging with as you learn to recognize the behavioral patterns, coping mechanis Knowing my Myers Briggs type never did much for me Knowing my Enneagram number has deepened my self awareness, given me practical and specific tools for growth, and helped me better understand people who are wired entirely differently than me.Part of what makes this ancient personality typing system so compelling is the fact that your number is not a static description of yourself it s a spectrum you re constantly engaging with as you learn to recognize the behavioral patterns, coping mechanisms, and ways of seeing the world both healthy and unhealthy that are rooted in your number and how they evolve as you do The idea that your greatest strength is simply a conquered integrated version of your greatest weakness i.e., your struggles and victories emerge from two sides of the same coin fascinates me, and echoes wisdom found across many spiritual traditions Meanwhile, reading up on the other numbers tends to inspire a needed dose of compassion for people that might otherwise frustrate and or mystify you Since becoming familiar with the nine Enneagram types, I ve largely stopped asking the question How could anyone think that way Cron and Stabile don t bother getting into niche Enneagram topics here, like the instincts, subtypes, or levels of development For that kind of depth, check out any of thedetailed tomes written on the topic by Riso Hudson or Richard Rohr Instead, this is an accessible, well organized primer on the basics one I know I ll be referencing in abundance, and no doubt handing off to friends and family left and right Bonus It s also laugh out loud funny in places


  8. Brooke — brooklynnnnereads Brooke — brooklynnnnereads says:

    This was an informative read for those that have an interest in the enneagram, whether it be as an introduction or for those that have previous knowledge surrounding these personality types As someone who s new to learning about the enneagram, I find this content fascinating It may not be scientifically objective or measurably sound but I find the information regarding these personality types interesting.For those that know their enneagram type, it s tempting to solely flip to that section ho This was an informative read for those that have an interest in the enneagram, whether it be as an introduction or for those that have previous knowledge surrounding these personality types As someone who s new to learning about the enneagram, I find this content fascinating It may not be scientifically objective or measurably sound but I find the information regarding these personality types interesting.For those that know their enneagram type, it s tempting to solely flip to that section however, it was really eye opening to read the information on the other personality types can you tell I m a type five Reading the other personality types not only allows you to gain insight on different people but it also allows you to firmly conclude you are not another personality type There will be many people who will be quick to dismiss this method or any method really of personality typing but I found this book to be an interesting and thought provoking read


  9. Morgan Morgan says:

    Unfortunately, much of what I want to say about this book is bad The overall premise of this book is that God made us unique individuals whose show aspects of his character Each type has a tendency toward certain sins that they will need to work on The way we should use this book is to better understand ourself and others to learn how to get to know ourselves better Ultimately, when we know ourselves better we then understand God and become who we were made to be I find this thinking deeply Unfortunately, much of what I want to say about this book is bad The overall premise of this book is that God made us unique individuals whose show aspects of his character Each type has a tendency toward certain sins that they will need to work on The way we should use this book is to better understand ourself and others to learn how to get to know ourselves better Ultimately, when we know ourselves better we then understand God and become who we were made to be I find this thinking deeply faulty as a Christian which, this book would advertise itself as firmly in the Christian camp You doesn t need to learn about yourself to understand God you need to learn about God to understand yourself You are starting from the wrong viewpoint I also deeply object to how the author portrays God He is represented as our Creator, but as someone who thinks that we all are too hard on ourselves and that we need to forgive and love ourselves He sees us as lovable, why can t we While there are slivers of truth in here, this does not accurately reflect the Gospel His alarmingly lax view of God can be seen in his joking remark, Angry parents, teachers and coaches find it all but impossible to discipline puckish Sevens They can talk their way out of almost anything If Adam and Eve had been Sevens we d all still be living in the Garden of Eden As if God could have the wool pulled over his eyes, or see our sin as something we could wiggle out of with a bit of persuasion and personal magnetism His view of people is equally skewed when he comments, We owe it to the God who created us, to ourselves, to the people we love and to all with whom we share this troubled planet to become saints How else can we run and complete the errand on which God sent us here This completely circumvents the doctrine of sin, grace, man s depravity, and God s omnipotence to name a few This is not the Gospel.He also offers skewed read unbiblical advice for how overly emotional types should deal with their emotions The fact that this man was once a pastor makes me very concerned He did mention that we can t be complacent and each type must fight against our sin tendencies I will give him a small nod for this I will also give him props for sharing that this book is to used as a tool for compassion toward others This is commendable I also don t find the meat of his explanations on the enneagram to be revolutionary or different than what a quick search on the Internet could provide He does not offer new or interesting thoughts to the dialog He fills his books with anecdotal tidbits from his personal life and the lives of those around him This book felt like a long personal ramble with surface enneagram talk and some jokes and inspirational quotes thrown in.I would bypass The Road Back To You in your reading journey This book is not worth your time


  10. Charlsa Charlsa says:

    I discovered this book by listening to Anne Bogel s whatshouldireadnext podcast, episode 141 She and Ian Morgan Cron were talking about the Enneagram s of various authors and characters in books I had already taken to test to determine my Enneagram type, but I still wasn t sure I listened to the audiobook first, narrated by the author, then purchased the book I needed to go through it in detail This book really helped me to narrow down my type I like that he shared the h isotry of the E I discovered this book by listening to Anne Bogel s whatshouldireadnext podcast, episode 141 She and Ian Morgan Cron were talking about the Enneagram s of various authors and characters in books I had already taken to test to determine my Enneagram type, but I still wasn t sure I listened to the audiobook first, narrated by the author, then purchased the book I needed to go through it in detail This book really helped me to narrow down my type I like that he shared the h isotry of the Ennegram He explains it and gives examples that shows the reader that it isn t just your actions by the motive behind your actions that determines your type I ll be referring to this book often


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