Friday, 28 October 2016

The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile

The Road Back to You
An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
by Ian Morgan Cron; Suzanne Stabile

InterVarsity Press

Self-Help, Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 16 Oct 2016

Ignorance is bliss--except in self-awareness.

What you don't know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships--and even keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you're stuck in the same ruts?

The Enneagram is an ancient personality type system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach--a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God.

Witty and filled with stories, this book allows you to peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types, keeping you turning the pages long after you have read the chapter about your own number. Not only will you learn more about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people's eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do.

Beginning with changes you can start making today, the wisdom of the Enneagram can help take you further along into who you really are--leading you into places of spiritual discovery you would never have found on your own, and paving the way to the wiser, more compassionate person you want to become.

"I'm so thrilled that this book exists. The Enneagram has absolutely changed my understanding of how to love the people in my life, deepened the quality of my marriage, and given me a vision for the person God designed me to be. This book makes the Enneagram easy to understand, with helpful stories, humor, warmth, and clear language. I'll need a case, at least."
-Shauna Niequist, author of Savor and Bread & Wine

"The Enneagram has been a powerful tool for spiritual transformation in my life, so much so that I became a certified trainer. I've read many of the books available on the subject. This is a wonderfully thorough examination of the Enneagram and the best news is that it will speak to both newcomers and Enneagram veterans."
-Anita Lustrea, Faith Conversations Podcast, author, speaker, media coach

Win at Losing by Sam Weinman

Win at Losing
How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains
by Sam Weinman

PENGUIN GROUP TarcherPerigee


Pub Date 27 Dec 2016

A rousing guide to succeeding from setbacks, with lessons from famous figures who have survived and thrived after enduring legendary defeats.

As an award-winning sports journalist and editor, Sam Weinman has witnessed epic wins and crushing defeats. But when he tried to teach his two sons how to cope with life's inevitable setbacks (lost hockey games, a B on a test), nothing worked. Sam realized our winning-obsessed culture had taught them that losing is unacceptable, even when it's impossible to succeed. So he decided to approach the experts to find out what's driving America's intense fear of failure and how we can bounce back and thrive from life's unavoidable losses.

Win at Losing is an engaging, enlightening guide to surviving and thriving from adversity, using lessons from famous figures who have faced major, very public defeats and emerged stronger and more successful from them. Blending first-hand interviews and advice from pro athletes, business executives, politicians, and Hollywood stars, with expert analysis from leading psychologists and coaches, this motivating book reveals how legendary leaders overcame and even triumphed from loss, humiliation, and rejection--showing how we all can harness the power of failure to achieve what we want in life.