The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile

The Path Between Us

Most of us have no idea how others see or process their experiences. And that can make relationships hard, whether with intimate partners, with friends, or in our professional lives. Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be the key that unlocks sometimes mystifying behavior in others—and in ourselves.This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relati...

Details The Path Between Us

TitleThe Path Between Us
Release DateApr 1st, 2018
PublisherInterVarsity Press
GenreNonfiction, Spirituality, Psychology, Self Help, Audiobook, Relationships, Religion, Christianity

Reviews The Path Between Us

  • Rachel
    Certainly a helpful supplement, but not the place to start if you've never heard of the Enneagram. There's a lot of great stuff here, though I would have liked a little more information in each chapter. When you only have a brief description for each, I think it starts to become more of a stereotypical picture of each number. Even so, it certainly offers help for each number in relationships by identifying warning signs, potential pitfalls, and t...
  • Heidi
    Suzanne Stabile's new book, The Path Between Us, is a much needed followup to her joint book with Ian Cron, The Road Back to You. Stabile's, The Path Between Us, helps readers authentically apply the enneagram to the complex relationships in their lives-- whether personal or professional. Her writing continues to be easily accessible and yet this easy style never compromises the intellectual content or depth of her observations. Stabile confident...
  • Bob
    Summary: Using the tool of the Enneagram, this explores how each "number" interacts with the other numbers, how each number relates in stress, and security, and what is helpful for other "numbers" to understand about relating to a person with this number.In The Road Back to You, (review) Suzanne Stabile and her co-author Ian Cron give one of the most accessible explanations of the Enneagram that I have read. In this sequel, Suzanne Stabile buil...
  • Ada-Marie
    I love Suzanne and have found studying the enneagram really helpful when faced with challenging relationships and for practicing by empathy. 👍🏻
  • Luke Roorda
    If you’re only going to read one book about the Enneagram, read “The Road Back To You.” If you’re going to read two books on the Enneagram, then this is for sure the 2nd. Absolutely loved the insightful, thoughtful, and deep wisdom of Enneagram “Jedi Master” Suzanne Stabile. You’ll gobble this book up and be the better for it.
  • Kayla Roth
    “The Enneagram is not about a pigeonhole, it’s more like ‘here’s a place where you hover’ and you can see how stress is affecting you and you can see possible indicators about what you could do to alleviate the stress. That is very helpful, especially in building relationships.” This book is a great follow up read after you’ve learned a bit about the enneagram and your own number - it is all about each number in the context of relat...
  • Katherine Pershey
    This was just okay for me... having gotten more into the Enneagram in the last couple of years, I find myself a little less moved by Stabile (and Cron, her former writing partner). A good step past a basic introduction, but this felt a bit thin and pop-psychology to me. I just finished reading The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heurertz and it had quite a bit more depth, challenge, and sense of history - and probably did as well or better a job of hel...
  • Brandon Rathbun
    For those who like the enneagram, this is a good book. For those who like to look at how the enneagram effects your relationship with others, this is a great book. I think I’ll be looking at this sporadically when I have a problem or look to improve in a relationship with someone!
  • Liz Knowles
    Such a great read for enneagram lovers! I read parts of this to my family, spouse, and friends. It has helped me understand others and created meaningful conversation!
  • Rev. Linda
    Stabile provides some really good examples of the Enneagram approach to self-awareness- she and I are both Twos, so I really enjoyed her personal anecdotes - From the publisher: Most of us have no idea how others see or process their experiences. And that can make relationships hard, whether with intimate partners, with friends, or in our professional lives. Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be th...
  • Derek Baker
    This book is probably not the starting point for learning about the Enneagram. The best book for that would be "The Road Back to You," by co-authors Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. "The Path Between Us" is the next step once you already have a basic understanding of yourself and the people in your life based on the nine Enneagram types. In it, you will learn how each of the types interacts (or fails to) with other number types and in relatio...
  • Y.S. Stephen
    The Path Between Us is a relationship guide based on the enneagram. For those who have never heard of enneagram, it is an equivalent of Myer-Briggs personality test, albeit with a spiritual background and more complexity.WHO WOULD ENJOY ITPeople with a love of Myer-Briggs types should be curious about enneagram and how this can work in relationships of all kinds.WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ITThe flexibility of interpretation that takes into account the com...
  • Starla Gooch
    I was introduced to the Enneagram about a year ago when I friend sent me the typing test from The Road Back to You by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile. I immediately reserved the book at my local library and couldn’t wait to read it. As soon as I picked it up, I began reading and could barely put it down. I don’t know how I went so long without learning about the Enneagram, but it has since revolutionized my life. Learning the Enneagram has done ...
  • Rachel
    YES! I loved this book. This is a great tool for anyone who already has a working knowledge of the enneagram and wants to go deeper in order to improve their relationships. The enneagram has been an essential tool for personal awareness and spiritual growth for me. My husband and I have already used the knowledge and insight we've gained from the enneagram to learn to better relate to and love each other. Knowing that I am a type 4 and he is a 9 ...
  • Heather Persing
    ***I received this book from InterVarsity Press through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.***The Path Between Us is a great resource for understanding your family, coworkers, friends—really anyone who thinks differently than you! Each chapter focuses on one of the Enneagram types and ends with how the other types view them. It has been really helpful and fun as I’ve talked with my coworkers about the way they think. (The beginning of the boo...
  • Daniel
    I love the Enneagram, and I love how Stabile teaches the Enneagram, so predictably, I loved this book. It's a followup to her introductory book on the Enneagram that focuses on how different numbers approach relationship. To me, that's actually the most useful part of the Enneagram, even more than understanding yourself, so I appreciated it. Very little of it will make sense if you haven't read her previous book, or are already familiar with the ...
  • Emily
    *I was provided a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*The Path Between Us is a really important addition to this space of growing enneagram resources. The enneagram is a personality tool to help excavate through brokenness to reveal the good stuff. In the follow up book to Road Back to You, Suzanne covers how the the enneagram affects relationships. Suzanne does a great job approaching the topic very conversational. It is br...
  • Megan Byrd
    I have recently begun learning about the Enneagram so I was interested to read this book that talks about the interactions between numbers and how you can support friends and family of various numbers. This is helpful if you know the numbers of others. I don't know the numbers of others so this isn't particularly helpful to me at the moment. If someone knew their own number plus those of others, I could see this being a useful tool.I got the book...
  • Daniel
    My wife brought this back from a conference. The author uses the enneagram to discuss relationships between people. The enneagram is way of deepening understanding of one's self through the lens of the true and false self dividing people into 9 types or spaces within which people live out their true and false selves. Assuming a basic understanding of the enneagram Stabile has some helpful and practical insights into how understanding of the ennea...
  • Amanda Mintz
    I’m SO thankful for Suzanne’s work on the Enneagram!!! While I found the first book, The Road Back to You, incredibly helpful for self-discovery and awareness, I found this one more relevant in helping me understand rather others than myself. Both books are mandatory reads for anyone interested in the Enneagram. A very helpful guide to understanding more deeply the closest people in my life and why we struggle or thrive in our relationships.
  • Sarah
    An informative read, especially in conjunction with The Road Back to You, which Suzanna coauthored with Ian Morgan Cron. Where that book gave a mile-high overview of each number, this book gives useful insight on what to do with that information. Several chapters were startlingly accurate descriptions of people I'm close to, and I only wish I'd had this book sooner, as it's already helped my relationships with them.
  • Joy Matteson
    This was an easy read for anyone new to the Enneagram. Most of us pick up personality type books to help us understand just our own type--this book focuses on how each of the 9 types interact with one another--a crucial component to understanding how we work, play, and love one another. Highly recommend!
  • Melissa
    3.5 stars - Overall a solid follow up to, The Road Back to You. Stabile specifically highlights how the Enneagram types interact with one another, along with how they compare and contrast. A great book for someone who is beginning to study the Enneagram, however, not profound or particularly deep with it's implications or analysis.
  • Amy Booth
    After you read "The Road Back to You" and take the enneagram test to figure out your type, definitely read this book. It is so helpful in understand how to relate to others (especially the ones that we just "don't get"). Complete "Eureka!" for relationships. Suzanne Stabile - Thank you for writing this book!
  • Nicole
    Love Suzanne Stabile in her work with Ian Cron in The Road Back to You and now this expansion on the ennegram and how we can better understand eachother. The study of the enneagram is helping me understand myself, those I love dearly and to be more compassionate and kind as we do life together. I highly recommend this after reading the Road back to You.
  • Sarah Elizabeth
    This book focuses on how different Enneagram types behave in relation to others. It was interesting and I enjoyed the stories used to illustrate the variety of characteristics the author wanted to convey.I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my review.
  • Bethany
    A quick overview; some insightful nuggets paired with many familiar concepts. Felt too specific to be useful to those unfamiliar with the Enneagram, and a tad too general for my liking; but I appreciated the simple lists at the end of each chapter.
  • Hannah Reeves
    I still am unsure what my enneagram number is but I really enjoyed this book and how it revealed different perspectives in relationships and gave better understanding to others. Interesting, quick, helpful read.
  • Jaymie
    Loved the conversational tone of this one. Fascinating information on how each type interacts with the other 8. Also loved the recommendations at the end of each chapter about living life as a certain number or relating well to people with a certain number.
  • Janae
    This book is a good supplement to Stabile and Cron's book on the Enneagram, The Road Back to You. The book is too concise, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unfamiliar with the Enneagram. With that said, there is a lot to take in, and I am looking forward to reading it again.