I grew up a child of the Full House generation. In a house of 6 other people, we didn’t get too much individual TV time– but I was usually afforded the 30 minute space of Full House– especially on the nights I could convince my next oldest brother to watch it with me. As you probably know, the show was clean, sweet and funny. It was a good way to grow up, and I still enjoy watching re-runs on TV today.
Fast forward to now, I am a mom of two and have appreciated the influence of Candace Cameron Bure (DJ TANNER!!) on the acting world. Candace has a way with Hollywood that few seem to be able to master, she is a great albeit selective actress and is forthcoming with her faith. Last season, her role on Dancing With the Stars was really fun to watch. She danced beautifully, was up front with her struggles and did not waver in her convictions and faith. The world needs more celebrities that are so certain of WHO they are as Candace is. A wife, mom, best-selling author and actress– she has long been acquainted with having a lot on her plate. Enter, her book–Balancing It All
When I was offered a review copy (and a giveaway copy!) from B&H Publishing Company, I jumped at the chance to read Candace’s book. What mom does not struggle with juggling priorities? I also looked forward to reading the perspective of someone who really has been extremely busy long before becoming a mother, and long before becoming a adult even. Who better to discuss balancing priorities than someone who had a full-time job before she even had a drivers license, right?
What this book is not:
This book is not a pointed condemnation of busy-ness. On the contrary, Candace is one of the few authors I have read on the topic of balance, who has not suggested a bare-bones schedule approach to combatting business. She clearly and positively states that busyness does not have to equal chaos and frustration. She gives helpful suggestions on how to balance many different areas of life and does it all while telling her own story.
What I love about this book:
It’s personal. It’s conversational. It’s respectful of many different life stages. Candace is confident in who God has created her to be, and she doesn’t apologize for the opportunities she has been given. She is positive when discussing balance and though upbeat, she is quite open in sharing areas where she has made mistakes in the past. She invites the reader in to learn from both her mistakes and her successes. She shares how she came to know Christ and how she eventually began to grow in Him. Candace includes a very helpful chapter on how they parent their teenagers, and though I’m not yet to that stage- I hope to pick this book up again when I am.
The author’s transparency is a very attractive quality of this book. For someone whose life has largely been in the spotlight, she uses that position to share the things she has learned and to bring Glory to God.
I am so glad Candace Cameron Bure decided to join the conversation on Balance, Priorities, and Purpose. Her words are helpful and enjoyable to read. And it’s kind of really fun to read how “DJ Tanner” became who she is today. 🙂
B&H Publishers have offered a copy of Candace Cameron Bure’s Balancing It All for one of YOU!
Just leave a comment answering this question to enter:
“What is one thing that helps you remain balanced in the midst of a busy schedule?”
Giveaway closes in one week. Want to go ahead and scoop up a copy for yourself? Buy Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose here.
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*I received a review copy of Balancing It All in exchange for my honest review. Though I was happy to read and review this book, the opinions given are entirely my own.
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