Dancing Through Life by Candace Cameron Bure – Book Review & Giveaway

Dancing Through Life

Dancing Through Life – Book Review

If you’ve ever watched Dancing With The Stars – a show where celebrities are paired with non-professional dancers on live TV and judged each week on their performance ability and popularity alike – you know what a pressure cooker of an environment that show can be.

Now imagine going on the show and trying do everything that the show requires of you to the best of your ability, while upholding your Christian values and being a witness for God in an environment that is not known for embracing people of faith.

Sound like an impossible task?

For most of us, it would be – but with God, all things are possible, as Candace Cameron Bure discovered during her time as a contestant on Season 18 of Dancing With The Stars!

Now, Candace takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of DWTS as she shares the details on the obstacles she faced as she rose from an inexperienced underdog on the show – as well as the challenges she had to overcome on her journey to a successful semi-finalist – in her new book Dancing Through Life – Steps Of Courage And Conviction !

It’s a compelling story with exclusive photographs that you won’t want to miss!

On DWTS, Candace – who many of us know from her role as D.J. Tanner on Full House – was partnered with Mark Ballas, a partnership she was thrilled about. From the start, she shared her convictions and boundaries with him about what she would and would not do on the show. She was committed to giving 100% – but in a way that honored Christ, her husband. her family, and her Christian values.

In Dancing Through Life, Candace writes:

I knew up front that I didn’t want to just vault across the DWTS stage without a plan. I wanted to show what it looked like to live within the boundaries that God gives us for our good.

In each chapter of Dancing Through Life, Candace shares how each week of the show stretched her personally, professionally, and spiritually, and challenged her to embrace and live out her faith before millions.

Candace says:

My time on DWTS is only a small part of my story. Over and over I learned that this was not a journey about dancing or about being on a television show. This was about learning to live with conviction in all areas of my life.

Dancing Through Life is an inspiring book that will not only delight fans of Candace and DWTS, but will challenge you to examine, embrace, and fully live out your own personal convictions.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

About Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure is an actress, producer and New York Times bestselling author and inspirational speaker who is known to millions worldwide for her role as D. J. Tanner on the iconic family sitcom Full House.

Candace continues to flourish in the entertainment industry as a role model to women of all ages and is known for being passionate about her family and her faith.

Candace has been happily married to former NHL star Val Bure since 1996; together, they have three children.


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36 Responses to “Dancing Through Life by Candace Cameron Bure – Book Review & Giveaway”

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  1. Deborah W. says:

    I didn’t get to see Cameron Burke dance on the television show. I love her for her faith and wonderful family values. I would love to read this book.

  2. Bev says:

    The title alone would make me want to read the book – wish we could all get thru life that way! Sounds like an amazing book.

  3. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    I watched her on Dancing with The Stars, she was great on the show!
    I admire Candace Cameron Bure and her values.

  4. Mary Preston says:

    I love dance in general. Probably because I have two left feet. I have not watched the TV show. This promises to be a wonderful read.

    Mary Preston


  5. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16

    You always review such timely and great books. Thanks for supporting us on Literacy Musing Mondays too. 🙂

  6. Carl says:

    I’m not a huge ballroom dancing fan so I didn’t see the show. I am a big fan of her husband Pavel. I’d really like to read the book particularly the parts about their life together. Thanks.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Carl,

      I have not seen this season yet (have it recorded) but have watched most of the previous seasons and even if you’re not a fan of ballroom dancing, you may want to check it out – they have really expanded into various realms of dance and the way they present the show, a lot of it is about the story of the individuals (who are from a broad range of athletes, entertainers, and other personalities).

      The show has changed a lot over the years – I prefer it in some of its previous iterations – but they usually have one or two individuals like Cameron that really “make” the season (again, have not seen this season so can’t speak for it) but it might surprise you!

      Thanks for supporting the giveaway! 🙂

  7. Yes, my husband and I watch Dancing With the Stars, and we watched Cameron and thought she danced great! I think dancing through life is joyful, and dancing is good exercise.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Janet,

      I watched Cameron too and what I really loved about her on the show is that she was someone you could really relate too! She wasn’t “perfect” – you could see her struggle at times – but she also danced beautifully throughout and she always handled herself with dignity, grace and poise!

      I love dancing too and love your thought that “dancing through life is joyful”! 🙂

  8. Connie Saunders says:

    I did follow Candice’s journey on DWTS and I was so proud or her success and her determination to stay true to her Christian beliefs. She showed young women that you can be beautiful and you can have fun and still maintain your modesty and retain your dignity. I enjoy DWTS because I love to watch the different dances.
    Thank you for thus review and giveaway!
    Connie from KY

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Love your comment Connie about Candace showing young women that you can be beautiful, have fun, and still maintain your modesty and retain your dignity – women of all ages definitely need more role models like her on prime time tv!

  9. Amy says:

    I did not watch the show either. I am not a big TV watcher, but I do enjoy her blog and she seems to have a wonderful Christian testimony.

  10. Emily says:

    I watch DWTS and watched the season she was on. She took a stand many times and for many different reasons throughout the season.

  11. gloria says:

    Love Candace both on and off Dancing with the stars. She did a great job on Dancing and showed great perseverance. Way to go Candace. May your career be long and varied enough to keep you always interested in life.

  12. Marissa says:

    Love Candace! She is so inspiring and real. She can show her flaws because she knows it’s alright.

  13. Logan Can says:

    I watched Candace on DWTS a few times. I love her! I would love to win a copy of her book.

  14. Jennie says:

    I didn’t see Candace on Dancing with the Stars but I’ve always appreciated her as a person. I saw that she had a book out and would enjoy learning more about her experience. Thanks so much for this giveaway! 🙂

  15. Piper Stephens says:

    Unfortunately, I did not watch her on DWTS. I love how she relates the book not only to the show, but how she relates her journey in life. Living life for the LORD in the public’s eye is the true meaning of Walking the Talk!!

  16. Bethany says:

    This sounds like a great read!

  17. Trena says:

    I didn’t know Candace had written a book about her DWTS experience. Sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing with #What to Read Wednesday. We hope you will link-up again next week.

  18. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    While I’m not a big fan of Dance with the Stars, I do love Candace and the stands she has taken. Great post! Thanks for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday this week!

  19. gloria says:

    I Like Candace have seen her in a number of shows and also on Dancing with the Stars where she did a great job

  20. Cathy
    Twitter: ThoughtsonBooks

    Thanks for this giveaway! This sounds like an interesting read. : )

  21. This definitely sounds like a book I would like to read! Thank you for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul!

  22. swathi says:

    very nice book, thanks for sharing with hearth and soul blog hop.

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