Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation


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6.9 X 9.9 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Adele Ahlberg Calhoun (MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) has worked in Christian ministry for over forty years. She and her husband, Doug, currently work with Highrock Church in Arlington, Massachusetts, and work with retreats, the Enneagram, and leader resourcing nationally and internationally. Adele is the author of Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, Invitations from God and the coauthor of True You and Women & Identity. Previously, Adele and her husband copastored Redeemer Community Church in Needham, Massachusetts, and she was formerly pastor of spiritual formation at Christ Church in Oak Brook, Illinois. A retreat speaker and trained spiritual director, she has taught courses at Wheaton College and Northern Seminary. In the early 1970s she helped pioneer student work with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She has also worked with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in New England and Canada and with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in the West Indies and South Africa.
Doug Calhoun and his wife Adele have served on the pastoral staff of four churches and are currently copastors of spiritual formation at Highrock Covenant Church in Arlington, Massachusetts. As certified Enneagram instructors, they enjoy resourcing spiritual leaders and pastors through spiritual direction and teaching the Enneagram. Doug is adjunct faculty at the Transforming Center and at Potter's Inn Soul Care Institute, and he is board chair of Del Camino Connection.
Clare Loughrige and her husband Scott are cofounders and lead pastors of Crossroads Church and Ministries in Marshall, Michigan, where they have served for over twenty-five years. They are both certified Enneagram instructors, using the tool to engage professionals, small groups, and a two-year formational community. Clare is the author of two guidebooks on the Enneagram.


"As valuable as this book is for getting an in-depth view of each Enneagram type, it is an essential resource for understanding how the head, heart, and gut can work together, empowered through spiritual practices to have dynamic, harmonious relationships. In these pages, you will find a variety of ways to discover more deeply who you are, are not, and who you can love more fully. The depth of information and the comprehensive resources make this a unique Enneagram handbook that you will want to reference often. I use the insights and practices in these chapters every single day in my relationships with family and friends as well as in spiritual direction, teaching, and team building. This is the Enneagram book I have been waiting for--applying what is in these pages will change your relationships and your life."--Mary Albert Darling, associate professor of communications, Spring Arbor University
"A fantastic book! The authors of this comprehensive handbook deliver on their promise to help readers answer next-steps questions. The embedded narratives allow readers to go beyond system and theory to experience an embodied Enneagram. This useful resource provides practices and pathways for my own continued spiritual transformation and in my work with others. Exceptional!"--Nina Barnes, vice president of student life, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, conflict coach, spiritual director
"The journey that this new transformative work on the Enneagram invites you to take will change you . . . for good. With practice in the spiritual rhythms, you will not only know where you identify on the Enneagram, but will become an expression of the beauty and life that that number is meant to reveal to the world. The authors bring their personal journeys, extensive study, pastoral experience, and Enneagram expertise to this book. If you embark on this journey you will become more of who God created you to be and do."--Sibyl Towner, codirector of The Springs Retreat Center, coauthor of Listen to My Life
"I am deeply indebted to Doug and Adele Calhoun, for they introduced me to the Enneagram. They gave me hope that the wayward motivations of an Eight to control and confront could be redeemed into the desire to serve and release the potential in others. The Calhouns and Loughriges have laid out a process of harmonizing your head, heart, and gut into wholeness. If you truly want to fulfill the potential for which you have been made, this is the book for you. You will need to marinate in the carefully structured exercises and stories. Yet what awaits you is a treasure-trove of discovery that will set you free to flow in the stream of God's original design. Great payoff requires great investment."--Greg Ogden, author of Discipleship Essentials
"The first thing that struck me in reading this comprehensive dive into Enneagram awareness, practice, and spiritual literacy was the section on empathy and the way aspects of ourselves are reflected in our resistance and openness to others. The authors understand the humbling truth that as we awaken together, it's much less easy to hide from our egotism! Savor this guide because there is an abundance of solid practices to support your development. Using the Harmony Triads and their understanding of timeless religious wisdom, the Loughriges and Calhouns have generously offered countless reflections to digest and deepen communion with ourselves, others, and the God who is One."--Leslie Hershberger, Enneagram/integral course developer of Coming Home, editor of IEA Nine Points Magazine