Religion in Society

Actress Candace Cameron Bure's Spiritual Fitness Book

| by Baptist Press

NASHVILLE, TN -- "Reshaping It All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness" by actress Candace Cameron Bure ("Full House," "Make It or Break It") has debuted at No. 13 on The New York Times' paperback advice & miscellaneous best sellers list.

Bure, recently featured in People magazine and on NBC's "Today" show, recounts in the book her inspirational victory over food addiction and explains how she keeps a healthy outlook on weight despite Hollywood's toothpick-thin expectations.

The book, which moved onto The Times' best seller list Feb. 20, was released Jan. 1 by the B&H Publishing Group of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Bure, now married with three kids, is a rare Hollywood mom who maintains a normal life -- no trainer, no nanny, no chef -- and is outspoken about how her Christian faith has helped to overcome various obstacles such as her struggle with food. Reshaping It All helps women begin to embrace a healthier lifestyle by moving faith to the forefront, making some wise fundamental choices about diet and exercise, and finding their worth in God's eyes.

"I knew who God was, but I still hadn't grasped who I was in His sight," Bure writes. Now, with everything in proper perspective, she adds, "I'm 25 pounds lighter than I was on Full House, have a full house of my own and feel better than ever!"

"Candace has said that first and foremost she is a wife and mom," said Jennifer Lyell, B&H Publishing Group's executive editor for women's books.

"Her career as an actress comes after those most important roles," Lyell continued. "What we have observed from the tremendous response to Reshaping It All is that readers really resonate with her as a wife, a mom, and as a trusted friend they've grown up alongside. They connect with her as a woman not so different than them. Her struggles, victories and resulting guidance are not those of a sensational Hollywood tell-all, but rather of a day-to-day reality with which we can all identify and respond."

Bure starred for eight seasons on the hit ABC series Full House (still syndicated in more than 100 countries) and is now a featured cast member of ABC Family's popular drama, Make It or Break It. She also is active among several charities and speaks to women nationwide about her faith-based weight loss success.

Bure lives with her husband, National Hockey League star Valeri Bure, and their three children in Los Angeles.