A number of Abbey Way-ers have been reading "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. The book choice seemed to be a good next study as we had completed studying "Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" last Spring and this seemed to build on what we had learned.
The book is a well written introduction to the enneagram. For those who don't know much about the enneagram, it is a tool that describes nine basic personality types. Simply put it can assist in our understanding of self and others in both potential strength and growth areas.
I heard the writers' podcast (with the same title) a year or so back and found their conversations insightful and entertaining. I was glad to have the chance to unpack their particular understanding with others at Abbey Way. One thing that I have noticed as we have gathered is that our dialogue has consistently included the question: "How best can I love the this personality type?" The compassionate space that has been created each time we meet is very encouraging to experience.
If you would like to learn more about the enneagram, I encourage you to listen to the podcast and/or read the book. You can also take an inventory to find out your type here. To talk together as a group has also been helpful, so if you are interested in joining a group discussion, let me know.