Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and ConvictionCandace Cameron Bure, Erin Davis, Candace Cameron-Bure
Candace Cameron Bure has grown up before our eyes and we've watched as she's balanced life in Hollywood with her faith for many years. But that all reached new heights when she was given the opportunity to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars. Being on the show was one of... Read More
In Dancing Through Life, readers will join Candace as she reflects on the self-discovery that came through leaping out of her comfort zone. Go behind the scenes, hearing straight from her heart on tough lessons learned about grace, rejection, perfectionism, disappointment, accountability, dealing with criticism, and more. Through God’s strength, and with the help of endless support from her family and friends, see how Candace stayed true to herself and publicly lived out her faith in Christ all the way to the finale.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Aug 1, 2015
- UPC: 9781433686948
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 224
- Publish Date: Aug 1, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012040"
- ISBN: 1433686945
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- Lessons in Faith from the dance floor by Sue on 8/25/2015
Most of us will recognize Candace Cameron Bure from her childhood days as DJ Tanner on FULL HOUSE. For a while she was absent from television, taking a decade off to be concentrate on being a mom and wife. Then she did take on another series, this one on ABC Family channel, and starred in several Hallmark movies, but what caught my attention again and that of many of her fans was her role on Season 18 of Dancing With the Stars (DWTS). Candance definitely had an up and down experience on this show. First " up" was securing a spot, as she had been a diehard fan of the show since Season One. Second "up" was securing Mark Ballas as her dance partner, a professional she had long admired on the show. Despite a strong start, Candace's performance varied widely from week to week and so did her scores. Drama surrounded her moral stance on the sexuality of dances and costumes, creating both a flutter of supporters and critics. Candace made clear to everyone that she was drawing strength from her personal faith as a Christian. In the end, Candace placed in the finals and ended with a third, a spot she felt was appropriate. Now that the dance shoes and glitzy costumes have been replaced with mom sneakers and a full film schedule, Candace has taken time to reflect on the hardships, challenges, and joy she faced on the show. She has shared those reflections and lessons in DANCING THROUGH LIFE, hoping that readers can be supported in their own stands for their Christian convictions and their daily challenges. If you or someone you know is a fan of DWTS or FULL HOUSE, this would be an excellent purchase. The book is arranged by week on DWTS (or by dance performances) and I found myself easily remembering most of the dances and costumes. I don't watch every DWTS season, but I did watch most of Season 18, mainly because of Candace and Mark. I liked that she let us peak behind the Monday night live show into the inner workings of DWTS, but mostly I liked what she stood for, and this book added to my understanding of her deep commitment to living a faithful life. I received a copy of this book from FamilyChristian for my review opinions.
- I could not put it down! by Heather on 7/21/2015
Bure shares a core message of standing on conviction no matter if the audience is one or one million. She gives us a glimpse into the boundaries she set even before the first DWTS rehearsal. Boundaries and convictions constantly tested, yet never stretched or broken during her time on the show.
As I read the pages of DTL I felt as if Bure and I were sitting in a coffee shop having a conversation. Her enthusiasm and joy is contagious, refreshing, and honest. I found myself giggling like a school girl even though my iPad wasn’t giggling back (I’m sure there’s an App for that.). And on more than one occasion a joyful tear or two splattered my screen.
DTL is a beautiful reflection of Bure's time in the Word. It is saturated with Scripture, none of which feels forced, cheery-picked, or out of place. Each Scripture seems to have been placed in pages of Bure's heart before she placed it in the pages of her book. A testament to a woman after God's own heart who's true desire is to be salt and light.
I did not want DTL to end and I highly recommend Dancing Through Life to anyone who is looking for encouragement or even just a great read!