My Favorite 6 Books on the Enneagram {Enneagram Series #13}

Below are six of my favorite books on the Enneagram. Although the Enneagram began as an oral tradition (see more about the history of the Enneagram here), you can find lots of written material about it now.

6 Books on Enneagram

Favorite Books on the Enneagram

1. The Road Back to You
An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

The Road Back to You

This is a great introductory book to the Enneagram.

Cron and Stabile are informative (even if you do already know about the Enneagram) and entertaining with personal stories. They walk you through identifying your type and how this knowledge can help you. I went to their seminar a few years ago and it was invaluable.

2. The Sacred Enneagram
Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth
by Christopher L. Heuertz

The Sacred Enneagram

This book is especially focused on the spiritual aspect of the Enneagram.

Heuertz’s goal is to help us “find our way back home, back to our essential nature, our True Self, and back to God.” He writes about specific spiritual disciplines for each type and how we can find grace for the journey.

3. The Wisdom of the Enneagram
The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types
by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

The Wisdom of the Enneagram

This is a thorough book on the Enneagram, and maybe more than you want to know if you’re new to it.

When I first read this book I was overwhelmed by the content. But the more you learn, the more you’ll grow. So I’ve returned to it to pick up more nuances about each type’s basic fear, basic desire, distortions, spiritual jump starts, red flags, etc.

4. The Path Between Us
An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships
by Suzanne Stabile

Path-Between-Us-Stabile

This is a great book to help you understand how different numbers interact with each other. And more importantly, how to improve those interactions.

Stabile is an expert in the Enneagram yet very relatable in her explanations. She also has a podcast (more on that in Series #14). At her workshop she helped me decide I wasn’t a 1 after all, but was instead a 5. 

5. The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation
How Knowing Ourselves Can Make Us More Like Jesus
by AJ Sherrill

Enneagram for Spiritual Formation

Sherrill’s small book is one of my favorites for its denseness. Without using many words, Sherrill provides clear summaries with specific Christian perspectives on each type. 

6. The Enneagram
A Christian Perspective
by Father Richard Rohr and Andrea Ebert

Enneagram_Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr initially learned about the Enneagram from other Jesuit priests. He used it for years in counseling others in his practice as a priest. He and Ebert share specific references to Christianity and spiritual growth around the Enneagram.

Spiritual Practice #9—Discern What You Read

As you read different authors’ perspective on the Enneagram, pray for discernment.

Truth can be found in many places, but not everything we read is full of truth. Allow God to guide you to the truth he wants to reveal to you about yourself and how you relate to him and others. 

For more books on the Enneagram, here is a list from Relevant Magazine on the best books for your spiritual growth based on your Enneagram type. These are not books about the Enneagram itself.


Do you have a favorite book on the Enneagram? Have a book you did NOT like? Please share in the comments.

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9 thoughts on “My Favorite 6 Books on the Enneagram {Enneagram Series #13}

  1. blankMartha Brady

    interesting to read about the books. i heard the author of book #1 interviewed on a weekly hope writer’s zoom call not long after i joined. made me interested in looking more into the topic:) it was very interesting.

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      I appreciate you following along, Martha! The authors of The Road Back to You (Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile) used to do a podcast together on the Enneagram. Now that each have their own separate podcasts and I listen to both. So interesting and informative to hear them talk about it.

  2. blankTea With Jennifer

    I like the following quote “Truth can be found in many places, but not everything we read is full of truth. Allow God to guide you to the truth he wants to reveal to you about yourself and how you relate to him and others.”
    Bless you Lisa,
    Jennifer

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Thanks, Jennifer. I read a lot of nonfiction books that don’t explicitly have a Christian message, but often show God’s truths quite plainly so I’ve come to look for truth in unexpected places. God isn’t stingy with who he hands it out to or the places where he sets it. 🙂

  3. blankKim

    Hi, Lisa! I listened to ‘The Road Back to You’ on Audible and then wished I’d ordered the paperback instead. I’ll need to review it often until I learn more fully. To go deeper, which of the others do you recommend for my next step? I’m really enjoying this series and have learned so much with your guidance. Thank you!

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Yes, I understand wanting the paperback instead. Sometimes when I listen to audiobooks I like to have the paper version too to refer back to. (Thankful for my library! lol) I have The Road Back to You on my Kindle, but with books that I need for reference I’d prefer a paper book even over ebook.

      I’d suggest you go next to The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. They go in depth on a greater variety of things that some books don’t talk about. I also love Christopher Heuertz’s book, The Sacred Enneagram, for the best spiritual practices aspect.

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