Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction

Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction

by Candace Cameron Bure, Erin Davis


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433686948
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 215,641
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Ready. Set. Stand 1

Chapter 2 Going All In 15

Chapter 3 The Gritty Side of Salt and Light 28

Chapter 4 A Clean Slate 45

Chapter 5 All Grace and No Truth 58

Chapter 6 Avoiding the Snare 76

Chapter 7 In His Image 94

Chapter 8 Letting Go of Perfect 109

Chapter 9 The Livin' Is Easy 126

Chapter 10 Fix My Eyes 139

Chapter 11 Crossing the Finish Line 155

Chapter 12 For Such a Time as This 170

Appendix A How to Find a Truth-Centered Church 183

Appendix B Growing Your Faith 188

Notes 194

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Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her in Hallmark movies and now her books. It is nice to see a good Christian role model for the 30 and beyond group .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Candace Cameron Bure's experience on "Dancing With the Stars." I seldom watch the show because of the drama involved with the judges, voter status, skimpy costumes, and so on. But it was great to read about her journey through the season. "Dancing Through Life" brings out the substance instead of all of the media hype. I am so impressed with Bure's knowledge and application of Biblical scripture in her life and her writing. It really hit home with me how critical this is for her and how it should be for all of us. She has set a very high standard of ethics and integrity and gives us such a great example of how to live, how to remain sane in such a tumultuous world. It was also delightful to read some of the stories of her childhood and also present family life. In "Dancing With the Stars" we see the importance of relationships with God, family and friends. I will be looking for the other books Bure has authored.
katijoy More than 1 year ago
I have all 3 of Candaces' books, but this one is proving to be my favorite. There are so many areas of this book that resonate with where I am at in my life right now. From having a bigger than expected platform to live my truth to acting with kindness (especially in this world of social media). From dealing with severe stress & anxiety (to the point of completely blanking out & forgetting what you're supposed to be doing in the moment) to realizing there's someone out there who always has our back ("I've got you. It's ok. Right leg. Left leg. Stretch. Turn around. I've got you. It's ok. Love you. Love you. Love you. We're gonna make it. We're gonna make it.") This book has a little something for everyone. Candace, you've knocked it out of the park with this one!!!
indyjodi More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book! I was so impressed with the way Candace can relate to all of us at different levels and tie scripture in to help us understand that, though people watch us, our journey is ultimately between ourselves and God. Engaging stories about her time on the Dancing with the Stars show will keep you turning the pages with an increasing admiration for what it takes to stand firm for your beliefs in our culture today and what a good example of that looks like. Highly recommend this book!
HeatherBleier More than 1 year ago
I have a rather healthy movie collection. My favorite ones are the extended director's-cut, complete with hours and hours of behind-the-scenes footage. There's something about getting the inside scoop from those who participated in the film. It adds depth and gives me a deeper appreciation for their hard work. Reading Dancing Through Life (DTL) not only gives you an exclusive behind the scenes look at Bure's experience on Dancing with the Stars(DWTS), but a glimpse into Bure's authentic heart for God. That being said, I did not get to watch Bure's season of DWTS. The last season I was able to watch was Season 6 when I, of course, rooted for Jason Taylor (so close Jason...so.very.close.). However, being a fan DWTS or watching Season 18 is not essential for reading Bure's book. Even if you don't like the show at all, DTL is more than a book about dancing. 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. From the very beginning, 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 rehearsal. Boundaries and convictions constantly tested, yet never stretched or broken during her time on DWTS. As Bure says herself, This was about learning to live with conviction in all areas of my life. When the cameras were on and when they were off. She never says standing with conviction is easy. Easy would've been giving in to the voices of the world around her, the masses watching her. But Bure stressed how important to her it was to: ...hear the two voices that mattered most, the Lord’s and my own. From the get-go, God provides Bure a beautiful opportunity to focus on her relationship with Him in the midst of the chaos. An opportunity Bure could have ignored but instead takes hold of wholeheartedly. It didn’t take me long to figure out that those forty-five minutes in the hair-styling chair provided a great opportunity to read my Bible. The pace of the rest of the day was so intense that I needed that time in the Word to help me focus on what was really important. 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. As the final pages sped closer, I read a bit slower so that I could fully digest each line. I highly recommend DTL for any reader ready to be encouraged and for a fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thougt it sounded intresting