Fix Yourself: In Jesus

Pick Your Life

Non-Fiction - Self Help
144 Pages
Reviewed on 10/29/2020
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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Fix Yourself: In Jesus (Pick Your Life) by Sally Hanan provides a tool for self-transformation, intimacy with God, and self-discovery. It is the perfect book for anyone who is longing for healing and meaning, for anyone who feels disconnected from God and self, and anyone seeking to redefine who they truly are. The author shows readers some of the lies they tell themselves about God and who they are and how negative experiences in the past and bad relationships can distort the way they see themselves and their belief in God. Articulating on a variety of themes, the author establishes the link between the lies we tell ourselves and the vows we make, the way we judge ourselves and how it has nothing to do with our relationship with God; the way our experience becomes the lens through which we see others, the power of forgiveness, the nature of evil, unveiling our true identity, and a lot more.

This is not your run-of-the-mill kind of book. It is a workbook that compels you to counsel yourself and dig for the truth. The book is filled with insights and sections for personal exercises. But there is a warning: Don’t use this book if you are not honestly seeking to become a better person, because it is designed to provoke a transforming encounter between you and yourself and between you and your Creator. It can be used in a group study and also as a personal guide to self-growth and personal development. I loved the spiritual insights and the biblical perspective that is masterly. Fix Yourself: In Jesus (Pick Your Life) by Sally Hanan is a gift of love and faith that offers a wonderful tool to redefine one’s life. It is one of those books that one needs to work on over and over again. Get a copy for yourself and for someone you love. It was a treasure trove for me, and a tool that will stay with me for a very long time.

Asher Syed

Fix Yourself: In Jesus (Pick Your Life) by Sally Hanan is an inspirational non-fiction Christian guide to help readers change course and become the person they were created to be. Unlike most books that carry similar messages, Hanan involves the reader in each chapter and makes them part of the process right then and there. Each chapter delves into a part of life where the struggle to take off might be rooted in the weight of hardship, stunting emotional growth, and clipping wings in the process. Dedicated scripture, fill-in-the-blank prayers, and faith-based phrasal templates, blessings, truths, moments for guided reflection, and many other interactive components create synergy between the reader and the inspirational introductions of the stories Hanan shares.

You know, sometimes we really do just need a worksheet, particularly when we're in a funk. Of course, Sally Hanan offers so much more in Fix Yourself than a biblical 'choose your own adventure,' but the construct of a gentle, encouraging nudge by a woman of God that also requires us to accept accountability and take measured steps ourselves to get back on track is exactly what a lot of us need. My favorite chapter, and the one I most connected with as a total introvert, was My Disassociation, wherein Hanan describes a childhood of similar experience, the psychology behind it, and the biblical context to help understand why it is important to step out of the shadows and into the full light of God. “When you choose to withdraw and shut down, choosing to not be fully present in each moment of the day, everyone loses.” I found a great deal of comfort and insight through Hanan's work and imagine there is a whole world of readers out there who likely will too.

Vincent Dublado

Sally Hanan makes emotional and spiritual healing readily accessible in her self-help book, Fix Yourself: In Jesus. This counseling guide does not simply make you read up on your path to healing. It doubles as a 'fill in the blanks' workbook that requires nothing but your honest, straightforward answers in order for you to come up with an objective self-evaluation. This is an all-round self-help toolset that serves as your personal guide to improving your self-esteem, overcoming obstacles, and strengthening your relationship with God. Personal testimonies and scripture passages are provided as references to reinforce and inspire you in the counseling process. From the title itself, Christ serves as your mentor in facing those hard-knock issues and helps you gain a deeper understanding of why specific adversities are given to you.

You have probably read a couple of self-help books and have been searching for the Holy Grail that will give you a much-needed lift in this game called life. It can be frustrating, and it makes you even more vulnerable to false promises. Fix Yourself: In Jesus offers practical advice with a spiritual bent that puts emphasis on the thought that everything can be overcome as long as you put in the effort. Reading this self-help manual feels like Jesus is telling you: “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” Magic does not happen here. What takes place is the miracle of lightening your burdens as you unlock your potential by gaining wisdom - not just by reading and answering this book but by living it. Sally Hanan shares her precious, authentic life experience, which adds to the credibility of this self-help workbook. This is a must-read guide that will meet and maybe exceed your expectations.