Richard Rohr and
The Enneagram Secret
Many of us attend church to learn about God, to learn about ourselves, and to connect with God and others. Along with that is a general belief that the church is spiritually safe. After all, the best source of knowledge about God comes from His self-revelation, which is contained in His inspired, inerrant word: the Bible. We rely on church leaders to interpret the Bible, to carefully teach and guide the church family while keeping false teaching on the other side of the doors. But like a virus on a physical level, false teaching can operate on a spiritual level. A church leader may be introduced to new concept or spiritual tool by what is believed to be a reliable source. It may be embraced as a path to a better understanding of God and self. Even with the best intentions and efforts of spiritual leaders, they may themselves become spiritually infected and pass their infection on to their flock. In Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret, we explore the spiritual infection of those who have embraced Richard Rohr and the Enneagram he has delivered into the church through his disciples.
The claims for the Enneagram are simple. Supposedly it is an ancient tool used by some of the Early Church Fathers. It is claimed to be the “face of God” and each Enneagram number is an individual spiritual path to deeper spiritual understanding and fuller self-awareness. But what if this seemingly harmless tool is in fact one of the largest deceptions perpetrated upon the Christian church in recent history?
Dr. Ron Rhodes - Christian Apologist & Author
THE ENNEAGRAM IS DANGEROUS TO YOUR SPIRITUAL HEALTH! Want to know why? Read this eye-opening book. It’s written by trustworthy apologists who are well-versed in the hidden dangers of the Enneagram. Highly recommended.
Kerby Anderson - President, Probe Ministries & Host, Point of View radio talk show
False ideas are one of the greatest obstacles to the Gospel and can lead even orthodox Christians astray. Most Christians can identify some of these false ideas: Marxism, Humanism, Evolution, and the New Age Movement. But few would be able to list the Enneagram as a false and dangerous idea. Richard...
Doreen Virtue - Author, Deceived No More
With meticulous research and sound biblical doctrine, Don and Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro show why we should avoid the Enneagram. Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret reveals the shockingly heretical underpinnings of the Enneagram, and how it has been deceptively marketed as an ancient Christi...
Richard G. Howe, Ph.D. - Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary - Past President, International Society of Christian Apologetics
Don and Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro have done the body of believers, indeed, their fellow human beings, a great service in researching and writing Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret. The growing enthusiasm about the Enneagram, both inside and outside the Christian church, might be dismissed ...
William C. Roach, Ph.D. - President, International Society of Christian Apologetics
Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at your Enneagram, right? That’s what many Evangelical churches and institutions are advocating through their less-than-secret endorsement of this New Age paradigm of spirituality. The Enneagram is not a corporate, business self-assessment, o...
Donald T. Williams, Ph.D. - R. A. Forrest Scholar & Prof. of English, Toccoa Falls College - Past President, International Society of Christian Apologetics
One would not have thought that discernment in the Evangelical world could still reach a new low. One would be wrong. With mainstream Evangelical publishers like Zondervan and InterVarsity Press promoting books on the Enneagram, the final proof that much of the “Evangelical” publishing industry ...
J. Brian Huffling, Ph.D. - Director of Ph.D. Program & Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology - Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC
If you don’t know anything about the Enneagram or you want to know its relationship to Christianity, this book has much to offer. Montenegro and the Veinots, experts in the material, take the reader through the primary resources on the Enneagram and compare its teachings to Scripture and orthodox ...
John Haller - Elder and Teacher, Fellowship Bible Chapel in Sunbury, OH - Host, John Haller's Prophecy Update (YouTube)
In Matthew 24, Jesus warns multiple times that believers should be on their guard for deception, particularly in the last days. The Apostle Paul also warns in 2 Timothy 4, in very stark terms, that deception will abound in the latter days: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctr...
Bob DeWaay - Theologian and teacher, Gospel of Grace Fellowship, Edina, MN - Author, Critical Issues Commentary
The authors provide exhaustive documentation based on a thorough investigation of the claims and sources of the Enneagram. Their analysis of the many unbiblical, theological teachings of Enneagram authors makes it abundantly clear that the Enneagram system is antithetical to biblicalChristianity. Th...
Jonathan Miles, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Philosophy, Quincy University, Quincy, IL
The Christian worldview can be undermined unless each and every thought is brought captive to Christ. Ideas that put anything, including ourselves, at the center rather than Jesus as king must be rejected. The same goes for the church. The authors expose an old heretical idea which is now dressed up...
Carl Teichrib - Author, Game of Gods: The Temple of Man in the Age of Re-Enchantment
Another spiritual trend has entered the church, another technique for Self-empowerment, another promised path to enlightenment. Unpacking the history and meaning of the Enneagram, Don and Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro effectively demonstrates that this is another search for truth in the wrong pla...
Joe B Whitchurch - Vice President, Campus Operations, Ratio Christi
Occult inroads into modern medicine are legion and are typically under-exposed. But now we see the inroads of the unexamined into Evangelical institutions that sadly and too frequently lack basic, worldview discernment. This book can help the teachable do significantly better. Those enraptured by an...
James Walker - President, Watchman Fellowship - Co-founder, The Atheist & Christian Book Club
You need to read this book! I first became aware of the Enneagram in the 1980s when it became a passing fad in New Age and metaphysical bookstores across the country. As the novelty wore off, the Enneagram’s popularity waned, and it seemed to be fading into obscurity. Inexplicably, some 40-years l...
Danny Loe - Director Ratio Christi International
I have been concerned for some time about the growing influence of the New Age Movement on Christians. Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret offers a thought-provoking perspective on one conduit of this influence by providing compelling evidence of New Age philosophy within the Enneagram. Don and Jo...
James Bjornstad - Professor of Philosophy (retired), Cedarville University
The “Enneagram of personality,” promoted by some Christian publishers, is now being heralded from church pulpits and studied in small groups. And yet, this latest craze does not have its origin in either the Bible or church history, but in the Occult and Spiritualism. The authors, Don and Joy Ve...
Summer Jaeger - Blogger and Co-Host, Sheologians Podcast
Christians everywhere are excited about the Enneagram. It's difficult to miss the waves it has been making in the church over the last three years; and its proponents are extremely vocal and not in any way open to criticism. With clarity and precision, this book will walk you through what the Enneag...
Reviewed by Tom Gilson, senior editor of The Stream – “Maybe you’re one of those who love the Enneagram. You have plenty of company. Have you given it the kind of study it calls for, though? You owe it to yourself to read this book and find out what you’re getting yourself into.”
Don & Joy Veinot
L.L. (Don) and Joy Veinot are co-founder and president of Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc. (MCOI), a mission to cults and non-Christian religions based in Wonder Lake, IL. Don and Joy (his wife since 1970) have been involved in discernment ministry as missionaries to New Religious Movements since 1987.
Don is a frequent guest on numerous radio and television broadcasts including The John Ankerberg Show as well as being a staff researcher and writer for the Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc. Journal. Additionally, Don is co-author of the book
A Matter of Basic Principles: Bill Gothard and the Christian Life as well as contributing author of Preserving Evangelical Unity: Welcoming Diversity in Non-Essentials. Furthermore, he is the author of various research articles in the CRI Journal, PFO Quarterly Journal, Campus Life Magazine, Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, Midwestern Journal of Theology, and other periodicals.
Don was ordained to the ministry by West Suburban Community Church of Lombard, IL at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, Israel in March of 1997. He is a charter member of the International Society of Christian Apologetics (ISCA) and is also the current President of Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR), a consortium of counter-cult/apologetic and discernment ministries from around the country. In addition, Don co-hosts a weekly webcast with Ron Henzel, Senior Researcher for MCOI, called “The Unknown Webcast,” which can be found on their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/MidwestoutreachOrg.
The MCOI website is www.midwestoutreach.org. MCOI also has a weekly e-letter, The Crux, and you can follow Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Parler, Instagram, and USA.Life.
Before becoming a Christian, Marcia Montenegro was involved for many years in Eastern spiritual beliefs (Hindu and Buddhist), New Age, and Occult practices. She was also a certified, professional astrologer who taught Astrology for several years and served as chairperson of the Astrology Board
of Examiners (ABE) and President of the Astrological Society in Atlanta, GA. Through her full-time ministry, Christian Answers for the New Age (CANA), Marcia speaks around the country at churches and conferences and on numerous radio broadcasts, internet webcasts, and podcasts. She has articles published in various magazines and written chapters included in books on the New Age and Occult topics.
Marcia has a Master’s Degree in Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC. Marcia serves as a missionary with Fellowship International Mission (FIM), Allentown, PA. Based in Arlington, VA she is the mother of an adult son and also the author of SpellBound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids (Cook, 2006).
Marcia’s CANA website is www.christiananswersforthenewage.org. You can also follow her on Facebook at Christian Answers for the New Age.
Inside the Enneagram - Authors Conversations
Episode #01 New Age Infiltration Shocks Former New Ager
Cultish Podcast – Part 1 – Decoding the Enneagram
Cultish Podcast – Part 2 – Decoding the Enneagram
The Alisa Childers Podcast – Is the Enneagram a Trojan Horse in the Church? With Marcia Montenegro
Janet Mefferd Today – The Enneagram and Mysticism
Stand Up for the Truth – DON VEINOT: RICHARD ROHR AND THE ENNEAGRAM SECRET
VCY Crosstalk America – Warning! The Enneagram Secret
J Parker Cole Podcast – Richard Rohr & the Enneagram Secret
Issues, Etc – The True History of the Enneagram – Don Veinot, 4/24/20
Why I Quit the Enneagram
Theology on Tap – Christian Mysticism Pt. 1 – Is the Enneagram Dangerous?
Ladies Who Love Christ E28 – Enneagram Discussions with Marcia Montenegro
Marcia & Don with host, Doreen Virtue, “Why the Enneagram is a dangerous new age tool”
John Haller “Practice Biblical Distancing”
“Enneagram – No Christian Origins”
“Richard Rohr, Enneagram, and Heresy”