“No other personality system offers the gift of revealing the fears and longings that help us cope in this uncertain world, encouraging each other and pointing one another to Jesus, each in our unique way.” –from The Enneagram for Beginners
Recognized as a valuable tool for identifying recurring patterns of unhealthy behavior and the ways we try to earn God’s favor, the Enneagram is used by churches, ministries, and families to grow more like Jesus and be closer to one another. While its wisdom is highly sought after, the Enneagram system can be complicated to navigate for first-time users. In this highly accessible spiritual guide, Certified Enneagram Coach Kim Eddy breaks down the essentials to help beginners discover their type and break free from fear and shame by knowing and experiencing the unconditional love, forgiveness and freedom in Christ.
The Enneagram for Beginners features:
• Enneagram 101: that includes everything you need to know about the Enneagram, such as the triads, subtypes, wings, levels of health, ongoing struggles, and more
• Easy and supportive steps to find your true type
• Deep explorations into each of the nine personality types to understand the ways in which you experience the world and how you can find Jesus everyday
• Type-focused scripture that reveals what God says about you
• A special prayer for each type
This book is an essential tool for beginners who want to learn their type and find their own transformative path, all while keeping their faith and relationship with Jesus at the center.
*Sample Journaling – Enneagram Type 1*
- The way that I try to control my anger is by ________. But this doesn’t work because ________.
- I’m hard on myself when I ________.
- What could it look like to let go of trying to do the exact right thing?
- Some of the ways I hold others to my own high standard is _________.
- The desire to be right and good comes out in my life as ________.
- Some of the negative things I say to myself are ________.
*Sample Key Scripture – Enneagram Type 1*
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. PSALM 86:5
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. PROVERBS 21:2
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 CORINTHIANS 12:9
Prayer for Each Type
*Sample Prayer – Enneagram Type 1*
God, I repent of my striving to earn your love through keeping the peace. I know that you have a unique calling for my life and I want to find lasting peace in your plan for me. Thank you for loving me and showing me that my presence matters. Please make me more like you. I surrender
my heart and my longing for serenity to you, knowing that your grace is sufficient in all things.
In Jesus’ name,
What people are saying
Audrey Bailey, founder of @brushandbarley
“Enneagram for Beginners by Kim Eddy is unlike any other Enneagram book I have read. Being a believer and an Enneagram 4w5, I am constantly fighting the struggles to find alignment with Christ. This book is not just about the Enneagram but how to use it as a tool. I absolutely love Kim’s stance, when she instills that we still need to lay it all at His feet. We are made in his beauty, but the Enneagram helps us live more in line with ourselves, truth, and our Savior, which is the ultimate goal. This book captures that and more!”
Tyler Zach, author of the Gospel for Enneagram devotional series
“The Enneagram for Beginners is a clear, accessible, and practical Christian guide for anyone new to the Enneagram. This book is compact, yet includes a breadth of insight not found in other Enneagram primers. I benefited from the relationship wisdom, potential blind spots, thoughtful reflection questions, gospel truths, and practical steps for spiritual growth. This is one of the best Enneagram primers out there written from a Biblical worldview, and I will keep coming back to it!”
Jeff Cochran: writer, coach, and speaker; groups & missions pastor, Faith Promise Church; staff consultant, Ministry Architects
“The Enneagram for Beginners is more than a book. It’s a journey of personal growth and a guide to discovering the person God created you to be. Kim Eddy paints a clear picture of the path to begin living a God-centered life that aligns with the true you. I was challenged, encouraged, and inspired by each page. If you want to better understand yourself and others, this book is a must read.”