A Book Called YOU: Understanding the Enneagram from a Grace-Filled, Biblical Perspective

A Book Called YOU: Understanding the Enneagram from a Grace-Filled, Biblical Perspective

by Matthew Stephen Brown

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A biblically grounded Enneagram book that looks at the Enneagram numbers of people in the Bible so readers can discover more about themselves and gain specific wisdom about how and why they are uniquely made.

Who am I? Everyone asks that question, no matter their age or status in life. If we truly are supposed to be real with others, shouldn’t that start with learning how to be real with ourselves? We think so. But we have to be willing to look inside and ask, "Okay, God, who am I? What is it that I don’t see about myself that you see?" A Book Called YOU will help us learn about who we are as individuals and how a biblical view of self-discovery can improve every part of our lives.

Based on his widely successful teaching series "A Series Called You" and his personal experience using the Enneagram personality assessment tool in his marriage and other personal relationships, pastor Matt Brown offers a groundbreaking, entertaining, and heartfelt guide that highlights biblical truths alongside the Enneagram to help us better understand ourselves and how we relate to the people around us.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785240860
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 10/05/2021
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 212,605
File size: 727 KB

About the Author

Matthew Stephen Brown is the founding and lead pastor of Sandals Church in Riverside, California. Sandals Church began in 1997 when Pastor Matt and his wife, Tammy, set out to create a church where people could be real with themselves, God, and others. From its first meeting with eight people in the Browns’ living room, Sandals Church has since grown to reach more than 12,000 people each weekend at eleven locations across Southern and Central California. Around the world, Sandals Church’s digital content is viewed by close to 30,000 people every week.

Today, he continues to lead Sandals Church as the primary teaching pastor. In 2016, he launched The Debrief podcast, an opportunity for people to get real answers to tough questions about the Bible and Christianity. And last year, Pastor Matt and Sandals Church launched the ROGO Foundation, which exists to help save and replant dying churches and invest in up-and-coming leaders through hands-on leadership training programs at Sandals Church.

Matt is passionate about the vision of authenticity and raising up the next generation of leaders for the local church. He and Tammy have three children and reside in Riverside, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lisa Bevere XIII

Introduction: Why You? XVII

Who are you? If you want to be real with God and with others, it starts with learning how to., be real with yourself.

Type 1 The Reformer 1

Goodness vs. Anger

The Prodigal Son's Older Brother (Luke 15)

Practice makes perfect, and for Ones, perfection is the primary goal. But what happens when the desire to do what is right goes wrong?

Type 2 The Helper 21

Love vs. Pride

Martha (Luke 10)

Even Batman needs Robin, and the world wouldn't function without Twos. But what happens when Twos need care too?

Type 3 The Achiever 41

Ambition vs. Defeat

The Rich Young Ruler (Matthew 19)

If at first you don't achieve, try, try again. Threes get things done, but what happens when they can't do it all?

Type 4 The Individualist 63

Uniqueness vs. Envy

King Saul (1 Samuel 10)

Fours are creative, deep thinkers who want to be inspired and inspire others. But what happens when they become ruled by their emotions?

Type 5 The Observer 85

Wisdom vs. Greed

Nicodemus (John 3)

Fives are thoughtful, competent people who desire to uncover the truth. But what happens when they become detached and avoidant?

Type 6 The Loyalist 105

Faithfulness vs. Fear

Peter (Matthew 14)

Sixes are trustworthy, compassionate people who desire to be safe. But what happens when they only see danger and are dictated by fear?

Type 7 The Enthusiast 127

Joy vs. Avoidance

King David (2 Samuel 6)

Sevens are versatile, inspiring people who reflect God's joy. But what happens when the life of the party struggles with impulsiveness and overindulgence?

Type 8 The Challenger 147

Power vs. Lust

Nathan (2 Samuel 12)

Eights are assertive, protective people who take the lead in advocating for the vulnerable. But what happens when they use their strength to dominate others into doing things their way?

Type 9 The Peacemaker 169

Peace vs. Laziness

Abraham (Genesis 18)

Nines are patient, inclusive people who are good at seeing multiple sides of a situation. But what happens when they avoid conflict and fail to communicate their needs?

Conclusion 191

Notes 199

About the Author 201

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