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, and now teaches the Enneagram in workshops around the world as an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional. He and his wife, Phileena, and their sweet dog, Basil, live in Omaha, and you can follow his work at gravitycenter.org.
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 *
The Sacred Enneagram is a fascinating exploration into our inherent and undiscovered gifts of humanity. Learning about the Enneagram has awakened my understanding of Self in connection to God, my reactive tendencies in leadership, and hopeful opportunities for growth, discernment and spiritual formation. Learning about the Enneagram has expanded my heart's capacity for compassion---toward those I fail to understand and especially toward myself. * -Nikole Lim, Cofounder and International Director, Freely in Hope *