When Dancing is More than Movement on the Dance Floor

I recently read Candace Cameron Bure’s book, Dancing Through Life. This is the third book written by Bure, and it just might be my favorite. In Dancing Through Life, Candace Cameron Bure gives a personal account of what it was like for her to be on the show Dancing with the Stars. It was a personal dream of hers to be on the show, but let’s face it. We all know there is more that goes on behind the scenes than what the producers decide to show on television.

Bure notes that while dancing on the stage was a huge dream for her, she also had to make some big personal decisions in order to fulfill her role as a wife, mom, daughter, sister, and friend while being on the show. Not to mention she had to face her fans every day on social media. Bure points out in her book that she had to find ways to balance all of these things and still stand firm on her beliefs. She struggled with personal beliefs about modesty, but she also wanted to live out her faith boldly like God has called her to do. Candace Cameron Bure addresses these things in her own unique, story-telling way and incorporates the gospel as well. She clearly states that she leaned on God through whole experience, and because God is her rock, she was able to see the show through to the very end. I’d say that’s a strong person right there!

What I love most about this book is that Candace Cameron Bure is very candid about her experience on Dancing with the Stars and is also very outspoken about her faith. She realizes that not everyone believes the way she believes. She respects that, but she also takes a stand for herself and her beliefs and ensures no lines are crossed if she feels uncomfortable about a dance move or wardrobe choice. I love that she points out that just because she is a women does not mean she cannot stand up for herself or her beliefs. She is a confident woman. She makes a very good point near the end of the book. Bure states that “if you do not stand up for something, you will fall for anything” (182). That is such a good point! I had to stop and dwell on that for a bit because it has so much truth. Bure is a great role model for young women and works hard to be the best she can for Christ so she can share about Hime with those she works with that may know Him personally the way she does.

If you’re looking for an inspiring book to read, then I encourage you to pick up this book. You won’t be disappointed. It’s a great time to stop and drop to read the latest book from Candace Cameron Bure. You can get a hard copy or electronic copy at your favorite book store today. Until the next reading adventure, be bold and courageous and never give up.

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