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Monday, August 1, 2016

Review: Dancing through life by Candace Cameron Bure

Dancing through Life by Candace Cameron Bure
Release date: August 1, 2016
Publisher: B&H Books
My rating: 4
Buy here: Amazon
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Synopsis:
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 her dreams come true; and with that dream came the opportunity to display her Christian faith in front of millions of people, through an intense season of stretching beyond her limits, and to run the race God gave her with joy and perseverance.
 
Join Candace as she reflects on the self-discovery that came through leaping out of her comfort zone. Go behind the scenes and experience the highs and lows, the roadblocks, and the personal victories. Hear 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.
 
How do you stand with conviction in your world? Where does your courage come from when faced with challenges? How do you live out your faith on a daily basis despite opposition? Your stage probably isn't in Hollywood and the challenges you are facing may not be on live television, but they are no less real. Come along with Candace as she shares how she found the courage to stand with conviction on one of the largest platforms of her life.


My Thoughts:

We all know who Candace Cameron Bure is, I'm pretty sure we all watched her on Full House and then on Fuller House as DJ Tanner. I love her as an actress and a role model. I think we need more women like her. 
Unless you've been living under a rock, there's a really good chance that you've watched an episode or two of Dancing with the stars. This book is kind of a behind-the-scenes look into what really happens and what really goes on. As someone who works on movie sets for a living, I can tell you right now, it takes a lot to make everything  look so glamorous. 
As I was saying, I know who Candace is, but I didn't know how much of her religion and beliefs comes into play in her everyday life. To be honest, it surprised me in the best way. Along with what really happens when the cameras are off, Candace gives us a look into her beliefs. There's a lot of scripture in this book, almost more than her own actual words. To be completely honest, it was a little too heavy on the scripture. I kind of felt like the whole book was taken over by it. That's just my opinion though. To each their own. Other than that it was a joyful read. I always love getting a glimpse into a celebrities personal life and Candace delivered. This is the first book of hers that I have read and now I'm off to the bookstore to buy her others. 
Hope everyone has a great Monday!
Shanna