More Than Your Number

A Christ-Centered Enneagram Approach to Becoming AWARE of Your Internal World

by Beth McCord, Jeff McCord, Beth McCord, Jeff McCord, Madison Lawrence

On Sale: 2022-09-20

Book Summary

Discover a revolutionary and transformative approach to the Enneagram in this thoughtful, explorative guide to understanding all the remarkably unique ways you reflect the image of God . . . because you are more than your number.

About the Book

Read by the authors! Are you interested in the Enneagram, but want to explore your personality more fully than a single number result? Discover how the Enneagram can be paired with the power of the gospel in this revolutionary and transformative guide for Enneagram beginners and experts alike.

We are all made up of parts. Have you ever said, “Part of me wants to go to the party, but part of me wants to stay home”? We already speak in these terms without realizing it. More Than Your Number takes a deeper dive into the world of the Enneagram by moving past the quickly assigned and sometimes stereotypical Enneagram Types to consider and engage your unique, multidimensional personality. After discovering your Enneagram Internal Profile (EIP), you’ll be able to not only name what has affected you your entire life, whether positively or negatively, but also understand and apply the truth of how God intends to redeem and use all of you—not just parts of you.

Through the EIP, Enneagram coaches Beth and Jeff McCord provide a simple, tested, personal strategy to understand and welcome these parts through God’s grace, equipping you to better lead and shepherd your internal interests. Filled with charts, diagrams, and unique insights, you will:

  • Explore the driving force behind your unhealthy thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Learn how to lead yourself out of unhealthy patterns and get real help
  • Experience deeper understanding, confidence, and peace in your relationships with God, yourself, and others
  • Discover why the Enneagram on its own is not enough and how the gospel changes everything


Discover your real identity in Christ, readjusting your internal world toward a healthier path for your unique personality type.

Accompanying diagrams and figures are included in the audiobook companion PDF download.



'More Than Your Number gently and assuredly provides the perfect entry point for novices and practiced students alike into a truly understandable yet profound journey of self-awareness and change.'
--Ian Morgan Cron, Author of The Story of You: An Enneagram Journey to Becoming Your True Self

'More Than Your Number is truly more than another Enneagram resource. It is full of scriptural principles and truths that will help you understand your struggles and your need for God's grace--and how you can become more and more like Jesus in your everyday life. Our friends Beth and Jeff McCord put the gospel front and center in everything they do, and in this book you will be drawn into not only a better understanding of your unique God-created design but a deeper walk with the Lord.'
--Jeff and amp; Shaunti Feldhahn, Social researchers and bestselling authors of For Women Only and For Men Only

'More Than Your Number is truly more than another Enneagram resource. It's a beautiful guide through the often-neglected terrain of the inner world. The McCord's describe with gracious detail the inner tensions that we all face and provide a clear path to integration and soul health. Above all, they point us always to the Good Shepherd as our steady, faithful guide into deeper healing, joy, and life-changing growth.'
--Dr. Alison Cook, Psychologist and author of The Best of You and Boundaries for Your Soul

'More Than Your Number is truly more than another Enneagram resource. The McCord's have described with gracious detail the inner tension that exists within all of us in a way that leaves no one out in the cold. I wish I would have had access to these truths years ago, but I'm grateful for them now.'
and shy;--Jamie Ivey, Author and host of The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast

'Applying the Enneagram to my life and relationships has helped in so many ways. Beth and Jeff McCord continue to dive deeper and bring such impactful principles to the surface for all of us to take in. I'm so thankful for this book!'
--Rachel Cruze, New York Times bestselling author and host of The Rachel Cruze Show

'As a family therapist, I have long believed in the wisdom of the Enneagram. I've seen the game change with parents who know their number and are willing to allow the Enneagram to influence their journey as mothers and fathers. In More Than Your Number, Beth and Jeff McCord act as the trusted guides they have been for so many years, helping us use the Enneagram to transform our relationships.'
--David Thomas, Author of the bestseller Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys and amp; Are My Kids on Track?

'Beth and Jeff are the real deal, truly seeking to experience the love of God and allow it to define who they are and change them from the inside out. More Than Your Number is a personal, heartfelt look at how they are overcoming their own woundedness to find identity as a beloved child of God. This gift helps us go deeper with the Enneagram and understand how our Enneagram Internal Profile guides us and our relationships.'
--Joshua Straub, Ph.D., Cofounder and president of Famous at Home

'Beth and Jeff McCord are paving a path for so many people to truly experience freedom in their lives through this amazing new resource. More Than Your Number is a book that will revolutionize the way you see yourself and experience the world around you.'
--Jackie Brewster, Author, certified Enneagram coach and experiential specialist

'Discovering your unique Enneagram Internal Profile is a game-changer and takes the power of the Enneagram to the next level. Beth and Jeff McCord will give you the tools, understanding, and encouragement to unlock deeper self-understanding through the lens of the gospel. More Than Your Number is a must-read!'
--Alli Worthington, Life and business coach, author of Standing Strong: A Woman's Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence

'I just love that Beth and Jeff have given us another tool with this book that we can use to better understand ourselves and others and how we interact! We are so much more effective for the kingdom of God when we understand and honor how God wired us. Bravo!'
--Jennifer Allwood, Business coach and author of Fear Is Not the Boss of You

'Reading this book is like taking a good, hard look into a crystal-clear mirror. While that can be intimidating, Beth and Jeff McCord beautifully reflect to you not a sterile personality type but the beloved child of God you were created to be. Their wisdom, frameworks, and gospel-centered guidance is a balm to our weary, tension-filled souls.'
--George Kamel, Ramsey personality and cohost of The Ramsey Show

'Self-awareness is an important part of maturity. We change and grow best when we know God and understand how He made us. This book blends the insight of the Enneagram and the wisdom of God's truth to help you understand that you are indeed more than your number.'
--Jill Savage, Author of No More Perfect Moms and host of the No More Perfect Podcast

'Since I live with an Enneagram expert, I thought there was not much left for me to learn, but Beth and Jeff did an incredible job helping to uncover new truths about this powerful tool that were revelations to me. If you are someone who knows a lot or someone just getting to know about the Enneagram and how God can use it to help you learn more about yourself, you are going to love this new book from the McCord's.'
--Stephen Brewster, Creative and leadership consultant

'Thank you, Beth and Jeff McCord, for continuing to move the Enneagram into the broader cultural narrative while aligning it with the gospel! More Than Your Number will be an invaluable resource for my students and clients. Personally, with every new book, I find more and more enlightenment as to who I am, how I interact with others, and how to further live as a healthy, authentic believer.'
--DeVon Mills, PhD, LPC, ACS, Clinical director, Richmont Trauma Center, and assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling

'The Enneagram has been an enlightening tool for my ministry, largely thanks to the gospel-based approach of Beth and Jeff McCord. More Than Your Number is an invitation for readers to bask in the warmth of God's revealing light, confident of His continued work in each of our lives. This book resonated so powerfully as it revealed the tension and uncertainty that I (as a Nine) often interact with. My heart soared as I was called to rest, knowing that God has equipped me for every good work. I am so grateful that Beth and Jeff would gift us this resource to help us make sense of our inner wiring and call us to the truth of our identity as beloved children of God.'
--Dorena Williamson, Ministry leader and bestselling Children's author of ColorFull, The Celebration Place, and Crowned with Glory

'The Enneagram is one of my favorite tools in therapy with both adolescents and adults. Beth and Jeff McCord not only explain the Enneagram in an accessible way: they infuse it with the truth and hope of the gospel. I trust the voices of the McCord's to guide us all into what the Enneagram does best, giving us foundational understanding of ourselves and others that brings more grace to all.'
--Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP, Bestselling author and director of child and adolescent counseling and director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries

'The gift from More Than Your Number is spiritual freedom. The McCord's graciously guide the reader on how to navigate life as a beloved child of God, aligned with the gospel. If absorbed and activated upon, these words will transform communities to bring God glory.'
--Heather MacFadyen, Author of Don't Mom Alone and host of the Don't Mom Alone podcast

'Though they would never say it, Beth and Jeff stand among very few people atop the peak of gospel-based Enneagram knowledge and practice. In More Than Your Number, they draw us into their own lives and experiences while also leading us to a completely new and innovative approach through the advent of the Enneagram Internal Profile. The EIP will redefine the very topic of the Enneagram for years to come.'
--Ben Allison, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Christian Counselors

'When the McCord's speak and write, the gospel is always at the center. More Than Your Number offers a Christ-centered approach to understanding your internal wiring. If you want to learn more about why you think, feel, react, and relate the way you do, I highly recommend this book. I will definitely share this with our church family.'
--Ted Cunningham, Pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church, Branson, MO, and author of Fun Loving You

'With the growing popularity of the Enneagram, many people fall into the temptation to hide behind their number as an excuse to stay stuck. The McCord's shine an important light on how you can understand the Enneagram and at the same time grow as a person, grow in your faith, and most of all take hold of the freedom you were created for.'
--Christy Wright, National bestselling author of Business Boutique, Take Back Your Time, and Living True

In More Than Your Number, Jeff and Beth McCord remind us that since we all are fearfully, wonderfully, and uniquely made, none of us can be boxed into a number or a type. In reading this book, I have learned to better read myself--with all my limitations, foibles, and strengths--and have come to know and enjoy more about God, in whose image I have been made. I trust that after reading this wonderful book, you will be able to say the same.'
--Scott Sauls, Senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church and author of Beautiful People Don't Just Happen

Product Details

  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2022-09-20
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2022-09-20
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  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth
  • Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Professional Growth
  • Category 3 : PSYCHOLOGY / Personality
  • Category 4 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Family
  • Category 5 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
  • Category 6 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery
  • Category 7 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness