Whole Identity by Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe

Just when you are wondering how many more books about the Enneagram can be written, Dr. Lubbe presents Whole Identity: A Brain-Based Enneagam Model for (W)holistic Human Thriving. While the Enneagram is centuries old, the recent rediscovery of it in the past century has led one to a deeper knowledge of the self and how one interacts with others.

Whole Identity looks at the Enneagram in a neurological way that can connect more people to the wonders of its ability to find one’s true self. Dr. Lubbe states, “The goal of this work is to foster physical, mental, emotional, and relational health for the purpose of spiritual well-being by increasing self-awareness and practical application via the Whole-Identity Model.” He explains the science and how it works within our brains and like the majority of resources on the Enneagram, he walks through the nine types of the Enneagram and presents a SWOT analysis on each one, along with some exercises to strengthen or get more in touch with that type.

This is presented much like a research paper, yet it is very easy to read and for those that have studied the Enneagram for years, could be a nice addition to one’s library.

Thanks to Speakeasy for the opportunity to review this book.

By Alex Steward

I am a husband, father, and pastor within the ELCA. I did not grow up in the church and thus come at this pastoring thing with an unique perspective.

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