11 Enneagram Books for Spiritual Growth

Written by Tim Branch

So you’ve gotten into the enneagram…and now you’re thinking, “Wow, I’d love to learn more about this. But I’m not just interested in learning about it—I’m interested in spiritual growth.

Way to go. You’re my kind of person.

I’ve been devouring enneagram books on spiritual growth for the last 5 years—and I’m excited to share my favorites with you.

Maybe you’ve done an online enneagram test, you’ve found your type, and now you’d like to learn a little more about this ancient system and its real-life applications.

Or maybe you know your type well—you’re keenly aware of your strengths and weaknesses but you want to go deeper.

Wherever you are, there’s an enneagram book for you. But there’s a LOT to sift through—in fact, there are more than 2000 enneagram-related books on Amazon.

Some are great. And some are…well, you know.

And obviously, if you’re searching for spiritual or Christan perspectives, you’ll have to dig even more.

But I’ve done the work for you. These 11 books will encourage exploration of enneagram through the lens of faith. (Some more overtly than others.)

The Best Enneagram Books for Your Spiritual Journey

Some of these books are beginner level. Other books assume you already know your enneagram type and dive right into spiritual growth.

After you read this list, you’ll know which ones are for you.

1. The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

Enneagram masters Ian Morgan Chron and Susan Stabile join forces to write about how to break free from the self-defeating patterns that prevent you from being your best self and deepening your relationship with God.

Light, engaging, and full of stories, their teachings are based on the idea that we must reject the notion that “ignorance is bliss” — particularly when it comes to self-awareness.

With checklists and suggestions for spiritual growth in each chapter, you can free yourself from the same old patterns that are preventing you from loving the people in your life and yourself.

Road Back to You Enneagram Self-Discovery

2. The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships

Suzanne Stabile’s solo follow-up to The Road Back to You explores the different enneagram types as they relate to your relationships, whether they be with your spouse, friends, family, or business associates.

And when you understand the other person’s personality type, you gain deeper insight into yourself — which helps inform healthier ways to interact with others.

When we begin to cultivate more loving relationships based on understanding and grace instead of judgment, we’ve learned to do exactly what God does for each of us.

Path Between Us: Enneagram Relationships

3. Self to Lose, Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types

Marilyn Vancil uses the enneagram as a vehicle of empowerment, a way to embrace your own path to spiritual transformation and your authentic self — or the person God intended you to be.

Her engaging guide combines the wisdom of scripture with enneagram wisdom and modern life experiences to reveal a path to freedom.

Self to Lose – Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types

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

You’ve taken an online enneagram test and determined your number, and it’s you to a “T”. Now what?

Adele and Doug Calhoun’s book goes far beyond diagnosing your enneagram number and details how each characteristic shapes you as much as your faith does.

She goes a step further by describing exactly how you can begin to reflect His image.

Useful extras include 12 additional resources in the appendix to help you engage with God and a chapter that provides enneagram definitions from a Christian perspective.

Spiritual Rhythms Enneagram Handbook Transformation

5. The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types

This is the first enneagram book I ever fell in love with. It’s exhaustive enough that I use it as an encyclopedia.

Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson’s comprehensive guide provides a deep dive into each type—and how to use the enneagram to grow. This is more of a secular look at the enneagram, but it’s still incredibly helpful.

If you want to really understand the instinctual variants, subtypes and wings of each enneagram type, then read this book.

Readers will enjoy the textbook-like format complete with diagrams, detailed questionnaires to help you determine your type, understand your inner blocks and how to overcome them, and embrace your unique strengths..

Wisdom Enneagram Psychological Spiritual Personality

6. Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving Gospel-Centered Marriage

Beth and Jeff McCord use their extensive knowledge of enneagram and the gospel to help couples understand each other through a lens of faith.

Seen as a game-changer for marriages that are suffering due to a lack of understanding, the authors insist that by incorporating your partner’s enneagram and respecting the basic differences between you both, you can improve your marriage.

With scripture and real-life examples woven throughout, this guide is a faithful couple’s roadmap to a more fulfilling, christ-like marriage.

Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving Gospel-Centered Marriage

7. 60-Day Enneagram Devotional (10-Book Series)

Once you’ve discovered your enneagram type, take a look at Elisabeth Bennett’s 60-day enneagram devotionals—she wrote one for each type plus a guide for group leaders.

Each volume includes a complete description of the enneagram and six 10-day topics, including weakness, strength, uniqueness, pain points, and each type of person’s response to times of uncertainty and growth.

After 60 days, you’ll have a better understanding of how God created you and how to use your special gifts to serve Him and love those around you.

This is a great, concrete way to add what you’re learning into your time with God, so he can continue to mold you and help you overcome the areas of sin that your type tends to struggle with.

  1. Growing with the Enneagram: Guiding All Types in Spiritual Growth
  2. The Perfectionist: Growing as an Enneagram 1
  3. The Helper: Growing as an Enneagram 2
  4. The Achiever: Growing as an Enneagram 3
  5. The Individualist: Growing as an Enneagram 4
  6. The Thinker: Growing as an Enneagram 5
  7. The Guardian: Growing as an Enneagram 6
  8. The Enthusiast: Growing as an Enneagram 7
  9. The Challenger: Growing as an Enneagram 8
  10. The Peacemaker: Growing as an Enneagram 9

8. The Enneagram for Beginners: A Christian Guide to Understanding Your Type for a God-Centered Life

Kim Eddy’s clear and practical guide serves as your Enneagram 101. Learn your type and everything you need to know about enneagram, plus how you can use it to deepen your faith.

Eddy adds journaling prompts, type-focused key scriptures, and prayers for your type to help you discover your patterns of unhealthy behavior. A great and insightful resource.

Enneagram Beginners Christian Understanding God Centered

9. Bible Promises for the Enneagram

A relatively new book, I like this one because it points you directly to scripture.

This leather-bound booklet from DaySpring provides a short overview of each enneagram type and 21 scriptures for each.

A biblical figure who represents each personality type provides a window into how God created you.

With a devotional-style format and prayers for each personality type, it’s a great addition to your studies—and especially your time alone with the Lord.

Bible Promises for the Enneagram

10. The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation: How Knowing Ourselves Can Make Us More Like Jesus

One of my favorite prayers is from St. Augustine, and it starts: “Lord Jesus, let me know myself—let me know You.”

We often forget how much of God’s teaching is geared toward revealing who we are, as an imperfect reflection of Him.

We were made in His image—and the better we understand ourselves, the better we understand Him.

Pastor and speaker A.J. Sherrill uses this idea in this book. He draws from the courses he teaches on transformational preaching using the enneagram to provide this guide for spiritual formation.

His approach is based on our most basic identity — that of a beloved child of God. He includes a comprehensive explanation of each enneagram type and how to find the person who mirrors yours in the Bible.

The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation: How Knowing Ourselves Can Make Us More Like

11. The Enneagram Collection (Nine-Book Series)

For a deeper understanding of your enneagram type, Beth McCord explores the unique characteristics of each type within The Enneagram Collection.

Each interactive guide provides space to journal and instructions for creating a more meaningful life by enhancing your relationships and deepening your connection with God and yourself.

  1. The Enneagram Type 1: The Moral Perfectionist
  2. The Enneagram Type 2: The Supportive Advisor
  3. The Enneagram Type 3: The Successful Achiever
  4. The Enneagram Type 4: The Romantic Individualist
  5. The Enneagram Type 5: The Investigative Thinker
  6. The Enneagram Type 6: The Loyal Guardian
  7. The Enneagram Type 7: The Entertaining Optimist
  8. The Enneagram Type 8: The Protective Challenger
  9. The Enneagram Type 9: The Peaceful Mediator

Choose Your Enneagram Adventure

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Regardless where you are, there’s a book that’ll be insightful for you.

And if you’d rather start with a quick, completely free book…check out my free 25-page ebook, The Enneagram Growth Guide: How to Become Healthier in Your Type.

It’s 100% focused on growth, and what it looks like to move out of the unhealthy patterns and into the gifts and purpose we were created with—so you can become who God created you to be.