Enneagram Theology by Rhenn Cherry
The enneagram has become popular among evangelical Christians as a spiritualized personality typology that claims to help people better understand themselves and others. Several influential evangelical Christian leadership ministries have promoted the enneagram as a tool in forming and maintaining effective ministry teams, and the personality typology is now taught and embraced at several Christian universities. But uncertainty exists about the appropriateness of referring to the Enneagram as a Christian tool. Are pastors and Christian institutional leaders aware of the theology associated with the Enneagram? Enneagram Theology: Is It Christian? provides a biblical critique of the Enneagram’s underlying theology and exposes not only its foundational theological contradictions with orthodox evangelical theology but also some potential dangers to the church.
""If you are concerned that a loved one (or your flock) loves the Enneagram, let Rhenn Cherry's super-helpful book equip you to explain why the Enneagram should be an absolute no-go for Christians. Enneagram Theology is thorough, thoughtful, impeccably researched, and not hysterical and nasty. Lay people and preachers alike need to understand the underlying snares of the Enneagram. Rhenn meticulously exposes those snares."" --Todd Friel, host of Wretched Radio and TV ""I was praying for a book like this. Rhenn really answers in a godly, loving, and well theologically based manner this tension that the use of the Enneagram brings to the body of Christ. Since my secular formation almost twenty years ago when I learned the Enneagram to recruit and select as a human resources student, and now that I'm seeing even pastors and churches use their pulpits to preach about it, I was deeply concerned about how this topic will affect the church. But with this book, Rhenn not only helps us to know why some leaders are using it, but also helps us to be aware of the risk of using it. If you are a pastor, a counselor, or a church member wanting to have a biblical perspective about the Enneagram, this book is for you."" --Kike Torres, Lead Pastor, Horizonte, Queretaro, Mexico
Rhenn Cherry is the director of finances and donor relations at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and is an adjunct professor of biblical counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Terry live in Kansas City, Missouri.