Forty Days on Being a Six, By Tara Beth Leach
Forty Days on Being a Six
  • Length: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 × 7 in
  • Number of Studies: 40
  • Published: August 17, 2021
  • Imprint: IVP Formatio
  • Item Code: 4752
  • ISBN: 9780830847525

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"When I discovered I was an Enneagram Six, I didn't want to be one."

Pastor Tara Beth Leach continues, "I hated that I was marked by fear," reflecting on how fear and anxiety can plague a Six—whether they are pulling back from or diving right in to the things that feel threatening. She explores what it means for her to be a redeemed Six who is allowing Jesus to transform her a little at a time.

Whether you are a Six, have a Six wing, or have a friend or spouse who is a Six, you will find wisdom here as Tara Beth explores her own journey of deepening self-understanding through the Enneagram. To take you deeper, each of these forty daily readings concludes with a prayer, a spiritual practice, or a reflection question.

"Hooray! Tara Beth has done it. She has rescued the Enneagram from drifting into another clinical personality theory projected onto the broad swath of humanity. Sixes will be challenged and encouraged to walk with her for forty days as she wraps this powerful tool with her own flesh, revealing through her own journey the triumphs and trials of a life of the Loyal Skeptic Enneagram type. You'll not regret it."

AJ Sherrill, author of The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation and Anglican priest at Saint Peter's Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

"The journey of being a Six is a beautiful paradox, one my sister Tara Beth Leach knows well. In this beautiful offering of reflections, Tara Beth takes each Six by the hand and leads us through the promises of God from fear to faith-filled courage, from distrust to deep, abundant life. Through her words you'll encounter a present and compassionate pastor, a surrendered servant of Jesus whose voice, life experiences, and love for the church will lead us faithfully along this complex Enneagram journey and down the path right to the most loyal, faithful of them all, Christ himself."

Ashlee Eiland, pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church and author of Human(Kind): How Reclaiming Human Worth and Embracing Radical Kindness Will Bring Us Back Together

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Tara Beth Leach

Tara Beth Leach is a pastor at Good Shepherd Church in Naperville, Illinois. She previously served at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena ("PazNaz") in Southern California and Christ Church of Oak Brook in the western suburbs of Chicago. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and Northern Theological Seminary. Tara Beth is a regular writer for Missio Alliance and writes and speaks widely about women in ministry and church leadership

Suzanne Stabile

Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought-after speaker, teacher, and internationally recognized Enneagram master teacher who has taught thousands of people over the last thirty years. She is the author of The Path Between Us, The Journey Toward Wholeness, and coauthor, with Ian Morgan Cron, of The Road Back to You. She is also the creator and host of The Enneagram Journey podcast. Along with her husband, Rev. Joseph Stabile, she is cofounder of Life in the Trinity Ministry. Their ministry home, the Micah Center, is located in Dallas, Texas.