Forty Days on Being a Three
What is it like to be an Enneagram three?
Pastor and speaker Sean Palmer reflects on this question in a spirit of honest self-assessment and with a desire for personal and spiritual growth. He draws wisdom from the deep wells of both counseling and spirituality using illustrations from both Scripture and life. Each of the forty daily readings concludes with an opportunity for further engagement such as a journaling prompt, reflection questions, a written prayer, or a spiritual practice.
Any of us can find aspects of ourselves in any of the numbers. The Enneagram is a profound tool for empathy, so whether or not you are a three, you will grow from your reading about threes and enhance your relationships across the Enneagram spectrum.
"On a sunny but snow-drenched day in Connecticut, I was sitting with Sean Palmer when he first realized he was an Enneagram Three. Years and conversations later, Sean has looked deeply into his personality and how people like him can become the women and men they were created to become. In Forty Days on Being a Three, Sean peels back the curtain of his journey, inviting Enneagram Threes and those who live alongside them to experience a deeper, more authentic, and honest experience of themselves and the people they love."
"I'm often overworked, perpetually exhausted, and seldom satisfied. In other ways, I'm an Enneagram Three who is not always healthy. It takes a lot of work for people like me to take time to rest, pray, meditate, sit in solitude, and focus on my spiritual life. Sean Palmer understands that as a fellow Three, and Forty Days on Being a Three is the most practical and helpful devotional book I've encountered for a person with my personality type. It's a roadmap for spiritual growth and a field guide for connection with others. If you or your loved one identifies an Enneagram Three, grab this book immediately!"
"Sean Palmer has provided a real gift in this devotional for those who identify as an Enneagram Three as I do. The Enneagram isn't a trendy personality game that makes for good late-night entertainment. The Enneagram is a tool for spiritual formation, and Sean understands this fact. This devotional is just what we need to allow the Enneagram to guide us deeper into Christian formation. With personal stories and important reflections on Scripture, Sean has given us fellow Enneagram Threes a valuable resource for our growth as followers of Jesus."
"Speaking as a Three, I like this book, love this book, wish I'd written this book. If you are a Three, know a Three, or are thinking about becoming a Three, you'll be glad you read it."
"Sean Palmer knows, encourages, and exhorts the heart of the Three, pushing us to be more, even if that means doing less. Join him on this forty-day journey as he reads your mail and helps you write a more faithful story for your life."
"My only regret is that I didn't have this book while I was in college. As a bona fide Three, this book is the rudder for all the mood swings any three could experience!"
"As an Enneagram Three myself, I highly recommend Sean Palmer's, Forty Days on Being a Three. It is the perfect gift for the Three in your life—especially if that person is yourself. The daily devotional style is efficient and practical, perfect for Threes' morning routines—which you know we have. Sean's modeling of authenticity, humility, and truth telling is just the growth stretch we Threes need. I'm looking forward to the other devotionals in this series, but I'm glad Sean started with Threes!"