Friday, May 28, 2021

Christian authors by Enneagram type!

Maybe you are looking to read a book by someone who thinks a little bit like you. Or maybe you are looking to read a book by someone who thinks a little more like someone you love. 

Either way, I had a lot of fun putting together this list of Christian authors I like and the Enneagram types they themselves have claimed through their books, blogs, podcasts, or social media accounts. (No speculation on my part). I hope you will find at least one new book you'd like to read today!  

1- Kristen Welch (Raising World Changers in a Changing World is my favorite but I also really liked Rhinestone Jesus

2- Lisa Jo Baker (Surprised by Motherhood was wonderful- especially the birth stories!) // Michelle Cushatt (Undone was such a beautiful story about the author's cancer battle and so much more!) // Erin Odom (More Than Just Making It is a great book for those living on a low income) // Ann Voskamp (One Thousand Gifts was gorgeous and life changing for me.) // Suzanne Stabile (Ryan and I both really liked The Path Between Us

3- Christa Black Gifford (God Loves Ugly was so helpful for my eating disorder recovery!) // Jen Hatmaker (I adored 7 but must warn my more conservative Christian readers that her later work is very different and embraces newer theology) // Kayla Aimee (Anchored is one of my favorites, but In Bloom was good too) // Michael Hyatt (Platform has a lot of great information for those building an online platform) // Louie Giglio (My kids and I love his science devotional Indescribable) // Ashlee Gadd (The Magic of Motherhood had several beautiful pieces that really touched my heart)  // Scarlet Hiltibidal (I liked Afraid of all the Things but loved He Numbered the Pores on my Face) // Bethany Turner (The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck is not my usual style but I still enjoyed this fiction quite a lot)

4- Sarah Mae (I loved Desperate and The Complicated Heart! Longing for Paris wasn't for me but I can see where 4s might get a lot from this one) // Ian Morgan Cron (The Road Back to You is such a delight!) // Emily P Freeman (The Next Right Thing was so good for me, a 9!) // Andrew Peterson (Adorning the Dark is so great for creatives!)

5- Morgan Harper Nichols (All Along You Were Blooming was such a joy to read!) 

6- Bart Millard (I Can Only Imagine was a pretty powerful story and I love so many of his songs, too!) // Angela Bucher (Redeeming Destiny is such a powerful healing story but the subject matter is gritty so you've been warned!) 

7- Annie F Downs (I've loved every book of hers but I guess Looking for Lovely is probably my favorite) // Bob Goff (We adore Love Does for Kids and Everybody Always for Kids) // Shauna Niequist (Her essay collections are such a delight... Cold Tangerines is probably my favorite) // Korie Robertson (I refer back to Strong + Kind often) // Ellie Holcomb (Her songwriting is wonderful and my kids love Who Sang the First Song [and the CD, Sing]) // Nicole Deese (Before I Called You Mine was such a lovely novel!) // Kristin Schell (The Turquoise Table definitely made me think!) // Joy Clarkson (Girls Club made me so happy and so much less anxious about the thought of my daughters growing up)

8- Crystal Paine (Love-Centered Parenting is my heart's favorite but Money Making Mom is so awesome for helping you bring in income from home) // Christopher L Heuertz (The Sacred Enneagram and The Enneagram of Belonging are ideal for those already comfortable with the Enneagram and are so beautifully written!) // Shannan Martin (The Ministry of Ordinary Places was life-changing!)

9- Maria Goff (I've never felt as seen as I did while reading Love Lives Here!) // Beth McCord (Becoming Us is such a wonderful look at relationships through the Ennneagram) // Lysa Terkeurst (Uninvited fit me so well and now I know why- we're both 9s) // Anne Bogel (Reading People is my favorite because personality frameworks fascinate the heck out of me... But I'd Rather be Reading and Don't Over think it were really good, too!) // Erin Loechner (Chasing Slow was so powerful for me!)

I'll try to remember to update this list when I learn other authors' Enneagram types.

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