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I heard about the new book called “Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction” by Candace Cameron Bure from the Icon Media Group. I had watched, and rooted for Candace during the “Dancing With the Stars” show and was really excited to hear what she had to say.
Hearing about the excitement of being on the “Dancing With The Stars” show and how she had wanted to do it for some time, it was great to see her dream fulfilled. Also, being supportive of her standing up for how the dance was done, the outfits that she wore and having the conviction of speaking up about this was amazing. I remember the uproar about her talking about her husband being the leader of the home, and things such as that. As a Christian wife and mother, I was so happy that she stood up for that. The world today thinks that that means you are inferior, or take orders, as in a drill team. That is not the case. We are just walking alongside our husband’s, as they lay the trail. That’s the long and the short of it. God made all of us, none better or more important than the others. Learning to work together, makes the relationship stronger, and your voice that much louder in speaking up for His way.
I loved seeing the photos in the middle of the book, as well. Brought me back to each dance that was preformed, each trail she had to go through, and the fun of it all. Being a wife and a Mom, and getting to live out a dream, was one that the rest of us wife, and mothers, clapped for and lifted her up. Her story was amazing, and one that made you feel as if you were sitting with a friend at coffee, learning about what they had just been able to participate in. Really enjoyed it!
I definitely recommend this book to those who want to live a life that is faithful to the Lord, and their families. Too many people in today’s world, are either scared to speak out, or have unfortunately conformed to the world and are now approving of sinful behavior. We all need to take a stand and stop that. Our world is crumbling and the people in it, that don’t know the Lord, nor live for Him, are going to crumble with it. We must all learn to dance through this life, as well as teach others the steps to be able to join together in heaven in one of the best choreographed displays EVER!
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.” –1 Thesselonians 5:11-13
About The Book:
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.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: B&H Books (August 1, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
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About The Author:
Candace Cameron Bure, actress, producer, New York Times’ bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and Dancing With The Stars Season 18 finalist, is both outspoken and passionate about her family and faith. Known to millions worldwide from her role as “D.J. Tanner” on the iconic family sitcom, “Full House,” Candace continues to flourish in the entertainment industry as role model to women of all ages. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children.
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