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Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret

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The Enneagram of Personality has been embraced by of a growing number of evangelicals. First introduced into the church by disciples of Roman Catholic priest, mystic and "contemplative" Father Richard Rohr, it has come to be regarded as a spiritual tool—but is it a spiritual tool which brings about better understanding of one's self and the God of Scripture? That is the qu ...more
Published March 27th 2020 by BookBaby
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Morgan Kahler
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Into the Enneagram? Please read this book! The Enneagram is a snake that has slithered it's way into the church and it's due time it's head was crushed. I wish this book was published 5 years ago when I got introduced to the Enneagram. It is a solid resource and one of the few out there that holds the Enneagram up to scripture. I love Marcia Montenegro and admire her work. I applaud the thorough research done for this book. This book is not just about Richard Rohr but since he is the main cataly ...more
Tryphena Schrock
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Don and Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro (former certified professional astrologer) give a warning to the church about the history of the Enneagram, refuting dubious claims of its ancient if not explicitly Christian origins. As the title suggests, the authors also focus on the heretical beliefs of Richard Rohr, since he has been instrumental in bringing the Enneagram into the church and has discipled many of the big names in the movement.

"If the Enneagram had stemmed from scientific, psychologic
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This book opened my eyes to the origins of the Enneagram, which are in mysticism, occultism, and New Age. Unfortunately, many Christians are buying into the Enneagram, and some churches use it as the basis of sermons or classes. The authors give a clear explanation of the history of the Enneagram and explain Richard Rohr’s role in bringing it into the churches.

2 Timothy 4: 3,4: For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for the
John Waldrip
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Dr. Martin & Diedre Bobgan for giving me this book, catching me completely by surprise. Though pastoring for 42 years, this one surprised me. Completed today, I asked the first two Church members I saw if they had ever heard of Enneagram. One of them had. I will ask the rest of the congregation tomorrow. This is serious corruption and subtlety and must be dealt with for its deceit and undermining of the Word of God and foundational doctrines. The authors do a wonderful job of exposing ...more
Dave Nisly
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: pastors
Recommended to Dave by: Tryphena Schrock
Pastors, take note!! This is a well-documented and enlightening read on the origin and underlying theology of the enneagram... especially with the increasing popularity within churches.

Is the enneagram a modern-day golden calf?? Are we deviating from the true gospel for an alternative that is more appealing??
Jim Strasma
Mar 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read this book because our pastor is a gung ho supporter of the enneagram, but to me with my own Th.M. in Pastoral Counseling the enneagram seemed more like complexity in search of a need. Back in seminary, almost 50 years ago, I was trained in the Myers Briggs personality inventory, and liked it at the time. Since, however, I've had the same concerns about the Myers Briggs -- that it claims to explain more than it actually can, and has little to do with Christian theology.

Our previ
Katie Marschner
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a must-read for any Christian who is concerned about discerning false teaching. Now, I understand, if you have been involved in learning about the Enneagram or are simply interested in personality tests, you may wonder why I would even make a statement that implies that the Enneagram is in the category of false teaching.

The Enneagram has exploded as a “useful tool” is recent years, and has been marketed as an ancient tool that Christians can use for spiritual growth. The book Richard Roh
Apr 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well researched. The authors documented what they've written and clearly noted the lack of credibility behind the Enneagram. It's sad that so-called Christian teachers like Richard Rohr are accepted so readily by Evangelicals. From the last chapter:

"We take time to expose the various claims of the Enneagram as being ancient are false; and we reveal it was originally invented by a Russian mystic (George I. Gurdjieff) as the cosmic explanation for everything. We track the changes and additions mad
Mar 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The lines have become so blurred for Christians. Richard Rohr, David G. Benner, amongst others stand on those lines smudging the edges creating the blur. This book aims to refocus Biblical truths, which do not support pantheism or Perennialism and definitely not the enneagram.

If you're a Christian, the Bible is it. There are no other texts or doctrines that should be as important, according to Christian apologetics. This book reminds Christians what the Bible has to say about New Age concepts (
Carlene Lummerding
I really enjoyed this book. It is quite short, so it is more of a primer to understanding why the Enneagram is concerning, especially as Christians, rather than being a conclusive guide. They dove nicely into the sketchy history of the Enneagram given how many pages they had, discussed Richard Rohr's unbiblical theology (and why it is an issue to listen to his guidance on this topic), and they provided references in their book to sources they use, along with Scripture to show what the Bible says ...more
Sara Christians
Mar 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clear and concise criticism of the Enneagram and why Christians shouldn't use it. This book is edifying and loaded with Scriptural truths, my hope is that many will read it and turn from false teaching ...more
Mona Roux
Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had no idea...

A fascinating book that really opened my eyes. I had heard of the enneagram but did not know the history and had made assumptions. My assumptions were wrong.

Mark Dunn
These former new ager's ,the authors, give meaning to the phrase 'Not all scripture is for us but all scripture is to us.' ...more
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you're even thinking about getting involved with the Enneagram read this book first. If you're already using the Enneagram read this book. ...more
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L.L. (Don) and Joy Veinot are co-founder and president of Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc. (MCOI), a mission to cults and non-Christian religions based in Wonder Lake, IL. Don and Joy (his wife since 1970) have been involved in discernment ministry as missionaries to New Religious Movements since 1987. Don is a frequent guest on numerous radio and television broadcasts including The John Ankerberg ...more

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