Books

Whether you still need to discover your type or you’ve been digging into the Enneagram for years, books are great resources for learning more about the Enneagram. These featured books (arranged alphabetically) provide unique perspectives and nuanced teaching as they relate the Enneagram to all areas of life.

Discovering Your Personality Type

by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

This classic book is an essential introduction to the Enneagram. This revised and updated edition features the all-new, scientifically validated Riso-Hudson Type Indicator and is meant to appeal especially to beginners and anyone interested in beginning their study of the Enneagram.

The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective

by Richard Rohr and Andreas Ebert

This seminal book on the Enneagram remains one of the most influential and frequently referenced works on the subject. Revised and updated with new research, this text includes the history of the Enneagram’s early Christian roots as well as in-depth discussion of the nine types.

The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles

by Jerome Wagner

This concise and easy-to-use introduction to the Enneagram contains a thorough yet brief outline of the nine types as well interactive elements like thirty exercises to help readers understand their own style by reflecting on their own experiences.

The Essential Enneagram

by David Daniels and Virginia Price

This brief resource helps you discover, confirm, and verify your Enneagram type by guiding you through a scientifically developed short-paragraph self-test. Based on extensive research, this short book also offers practical exercises to aid your personal development once you’ve discovered your type.

Heart of the Enneagram

by Sandra C. Smith and Christopher T. Copeland

Inviting you to move beyond a casual engagement with the Enneagram, this book contains poems, quotes, and prayers for each of the nine types and engages you in the spiritual practice of journaling through guided questions.

This book can be read as a companion to the Heart of the Enneagram podcast.

Maximizing Your Enneagram Type: A Workbook

by John Carlini

Meant to be used in conjunction with Jerome Wagner’s The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles, this introductory workbook includes spiritual practices and exercises for each type, helping you move toward spiritual health and transformation.

Mirror for the Soul

by Alice Fryling

This helpful guide from spiritual director Alice Fryling takes you deeper in your spiritual journey using the Enneagram as a way to identify your gifts as well as your blind spots. Including Scripture meditations and questions for reflection and discussion, this book can be used in spiritual direction or for personal spiritual growth.

 

The 9 Types of Leadership

by Beatrice Chestnut

Beyond your personal life, the Enneagram can also be an important tool for your professional life. Helping you solve workplace “people problems”, Beatrice Chestnut overviews the nine types and gives action items for applying the Enneagram to professional growth, leadership development, and workplace social dynamics.

The Path Between Us

by Suzanne Stabile

This book focuses on how the nine Enneagram types experience relationships, guiding you into deeper spiritual insights about yourself, your type, and others’ personalities so that you can have loving, mature, and compassionate relationships with everyone in your life.

You can also use the study guide in your book club or small group.

The Road Back to You

by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

In this bestselling introduction to the Enneagram, Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile give you a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of yourself, compassion for others, and love for God.

You can also use the study guide in your book club or small group.

The Sacred Enneagram

by Christopher L. Heuertz

Helping you understand the ‘why’ behind your type, this story-filled book from Chris Heuertz shows you how the Enneagram can help you awaken to the gifts God has given you, find freedom from your personal patterns of sin and fear, and grow in acceptance of your identity as you grow with God.

Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram

by Adele and Doug Calhoun and Clare and Scott Loughridge

Filled to the brim with exercises, resources, spiritual practices, prayers, and empathy tips for each type, this practical workbook includes new insights on the the harmony triads and helps you apply Enneagram insights to your daily life and spiritual growth.