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Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness

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Candace Cameron Bure first became known to millions as a co-star on the hit ABC television series Full House. Today, like her brother Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains, Fireproof), she is the rare Hollywood actor who is outspoken about her Christian faith and how it helps overcome certain obstacles.

Bure’s healthy lifestyle has been featured in US Weekly and People magazines as w...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by B&H Books (first published December 2010)
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Avolyn Fisher
Even though this book is definitely centered around weight loss and healthy eating, it is so much more than that! Yes, it is Christian based and her faith makes up the core of this book, but I didn't feel that it was harassing me into believing God. Rather, using scripture Candace illuminated what God wants for all of us, how he so desperately wants us to succeed, and wants to help us every step of the way.

I picked up this book because of its diet focus but I ended up gaining way more than I ant...more
Kjrstin
I came across this motivational book by Candace Cameron Bure, yep, the Candace Cameron from Full House. There was some good in the first few chapters of the book but mostly there was bad.

THE GOOD:

Part autobiography, part diet book, part motivational speech - I enjoyed the first few chapters well enjoy. Reading about her childhood and how she got into acting was interesting, but not really engaging. She discussed her troubles trying to maintain her weight and regularly advocated healthy ideas lik...more
Rebekah
At first I was a bit skeptical--I've read celebrity biographies, and they aren't usually worth their salt, especially as self-help books. I had heard about the book from following Cameron Bure on Twitter, and I came across it when I was at a local Christian bookstore in the health section. For a long time I have struggled with healthy eating and snacking, and I have come to feel that it was connected to my spiritual life and the "snacking" I do with my relationship with God. When I picked this b...more
Abri
I loved this book... it was full of a lot of "ah-ha" moments for me. I have always struggled with my relationship with food, but never thought about the spiritual side of it. I learned a LOT from this book - even though it was really written for someone who is just beginning their journey.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from this book:

"What I didn’t realize at the time is that my heart was longing for the things of this world. I ran to comfort food instead of running to God. I discovered m...more
Kristen
Disappointing, disjointed and unorganized. I'm a Christian but found this novel disturbingly preachy and felt as though Candace is judging the reader.
I feel as though this bookis an attempt at:
-converting the world to her extreme form of Christianity
-justifying the fact she married at a very young age
-convincing the world that she's indeed happy and 'normal' (though most North American women cannot afford to be stay-at-home mothers)
-'proving' to people that she eats
-showing off how good she...more
Mindy
I was really excited to read this book - having grown up watching Full House, I was anxious to read about Candace's faith and weight loss journey.

I was quickly disenchanted with the book. Perhaps it's just not what I needed to read at this stage in my life, but to me, it came off with a bit of a "holier than thou" attitude. I'm not saying that was the intention, because I highly doubt that's the case, but there was just something about it that rubbed me the wrong way. I think she does have some...more
Terri
Disclaimers:
1) I am not Christian.
2) I don't believe in diets.
3) I had no idea what this book was about when I picked it up.

Honestly, I saw this book on a display shelf at the library and assumed it was a run-of-the-mill cheesy celebrity memoir so I picked it up. Oooops! Turns out the book is focused on "motivation for physical and spiritual fitness" and is a combination of self-help, weight loss, and spiritual advice book.

I learned a little bit about her personal life, but I mostly just skimmed...more
Lisa  Marie
I absolutely loved this book! For anyone who is struggling with an addiction (alcohol, food, drug, shopping, smoking, etc.) I think this book could help. I know a lot of people don't get what the big deal is because she "only had 20lbs to lose" but the issue is bigger than that; not that 20 lbs is not a big deal because in my opinion it is! I think the biggest issue is that people, myself totally included, are using their addictions - however small they may be (such as Facebook or cell phones!)...more
Liralen
Oh dear.

I checked this out of the library because 1) I watched Full House when I was little and 2) I'm still reading about eating disorders.

This book?

Not good.

Frankly, I think her messages are pretty lousy, too. I don't have a problem with books with a bit - or a lot - of religion in them, but I'm not so comfortable when the message is pretty clearly that only one form of religion is "right". (Apparently yoga is spiritually bad because it asks you to connect with yourself. Who knew?) On self-con...more
Molly
Made it to the end of chapter one and started chapter two. I just could not take all the religiousity mixed with her "I am just like you, except when I am not" banter. When this book started making me feel shame for being critical of the writing and the content (you are so not a supportive Christian for finding fault) I was done.

I don't think it would have benefited my spirit or my walk to continue reading a book that produced such a response. I am glad that other reviewers are finding what they...more
Joy
This was an easy and fun read. I read the whole thing in 2 days. It is surprisingly biblically sound and encouraging advice for those who want to reshape their thinking about food, eating well, body issues, and exercise. It has a lot of personal stories from Candace's life and I found it thoroughly enjoyable to read about her life and her journey. Can't say I agree with everything in the book, but I did like it and it did give me some things to think about.
Erin Turner
I'm a big fan of Candace Cameron Bure, but unfortunately, I just didn't connect with this book. It is focused largely on religion, and I'm just not a religious person. I found myself skipping past all of the scripture passages and moving on. The recipes were pretty common ones that you can find anywhere and the advice wasn't anything new either. The highlight was the photos of Candace and her family.
The Sweet Bookshelf
Wow! I was really surprised by this book! It was MUCH more than I thought it would be. I found out about it because I kept seeing #ReshapingItAll all over my Twitter. WHAT was it? So, I Googled it. I thought the summary sounded good, and I really needed something to help me reshape my life after having a baby. So I bought it on Kindle and started reading it immediately.

The book is FULL of personal experiences from Candace's life. Her struggle with weight/self image, and her Christan beliefs. I w...more
Haelie
Yes, yes, you probably recognize the name and possibly the face...but something about her looks different.

Candace Cameron Bure is the famous pre-teen beauty from Full House and is one of Kirk Cameron's sisters. (He was on Growing Pains, remember?)

What's missing on that beautiful face of hers, though?

Oh, yeah! The cute, chubby cheeks.

You see, in the years since we last saw her on Full House she has done some growing up. And I must say, it looks beautiful on her. However, those years in between th...more
Stacia
I really enjoyed this book. Candance talks about her struggles with food and how her relationship with Christ has given her freedom from binging and purging. It's not an easy solution. It's not a diet. It's not a "get-thin-quick" book. It's about how a spiritual transformation in your life can lead to giving a new attitude toward food. I venture to say that most Americans hold food as an idol in their life without even realizing it. This book gives practical, Biblical advice about how to approac...more
Carla
Candace brings it FULL ON....not only focusing on what we need to do to "reshape" our bodies, our eating habits and our lifestyle choices as women but more importantly what we need to do to "reshape" our hearts!

This is an easy read...well-written...and you hear her heart and passion for bringing you closer to Christ with each turn of the page. Love the tips (The Pantry - choked full of food for thought) with scriptures, quotes and more plus the healthy recipes!

If you are looking for insight an...more
Amanda
I picked this from the library because I grew up watching Full House. I really just read it to learn more about Candace's life. It wasn't really anything too exciting. I think her genuine and sweet personality comes across through her writing - she is obviously very excited to share her journey and her faith with others. However, as others have mentioned, it wasn't very well written. I found it pretty choppy in certain parts - jumping from topic to topic with no real transitions. I think her boo...more
Brittany
I got so much out of this book. It addressed a lot of things that have been on my mind lately as I have made decisions regarding my own fitness and health and tried to balance those choices with my spirituality. This book is not for everyone. In fact, I think most people wouldn't like it, but it was exactly what I needed. Candace's beliefs aren't the same as mine, but there is enough overlap between our faiths to make many of her ideas relevant to me.

My only real criticism for the book is that C...more
Heather Waters
Definitely nothing I haven't read in every magazine ever published. Mostly just bible quotes and if those and a couple of boring recipes don't interest you, neither will this book sadly. Too bad. Also the OMG letters to Candace stating how beautiful or perfect she is at the end of every chapter were so self flattering that it was almost fake. I don't think she's doing much to make women feel good about themselves with her superior tone.
MommaLaura
She lost 25 pounds at 19 years old, with a trainer and a broomstick and has managed to keep it off. Does she give us exercises to do with a broomstick? No. And from this, she feels able to tell me how to take off my weight? Her #1 helpful hint? I have to have willpower. Are you kidding me? I got fat from having willpower, losing the weight, and then being tired of always denying myself when everyone else was eating. The yo-yo syndrome had me gaining more weight every time I dieted. The constant...more
Kristin
This might just be the best weight loss/management book I've ever read, because it encourages women to lose weight GOD'S way. Truly, having self-discipline because God wants us to is so much more effective than being motivated by a certain pants size or number as the goal. Candace is open and honest about her struggle with food (and how she overcame it) and shares lots of practical advice on how to make good choices, when to stop, how to say no, and how to find motivation to exercise. I also lik...more
Elizabeth
The way her faith shapes her daily life is admirable and inspiring. However, as a book, I was hoping she would get into her own problems and how she overcame them much more. She really glossed over her issues with bulimia. The recipes at the end of each chapter were ridiculously simple. She seems like she'd be a nice friend to have, but this was not a great book.
Margot Tiernan
Wonderful book that focuses more on spiritual discipline that dieting. Her testimony was a great reminder for myself that God needs to be in the forefront of everything I do. You can't be happy and lose weight if you don't recognize the void your filing with food needs to be replaced with God's love.
Emily Finan
I remember being a fan of Candace Cameron, so when she turned up years later, looking more like Pamela Anderson than D.J. Tanner, with three kids under her belt, I decided to give “Reshaping It All” a look. It really is a lovely book, approaching being kind to yourself from a spiritual aspect. However, all of her advice has separately been reinforced by various fields of research (from positive psychology work as well as others). A lot of it is familiar. I thought it was a bit odd to have quotes...more
Cindy
I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't all about dieting, nor all about spirituality. It was real and offered a connection like few other self-help/diet books have. It has me rethinking many aspects of my life, how I look at food, and how to deal with it. It was great!
Larissa Langsather
This is a practical, motivational, and encouraging book especially directed toward Christians who are struggling with weight and food issues. In many ways it felt like this book was written directly to me. I have been struggling with food and my weight ever since I became a mom. I lack self-discipline and have a hard time seeing it has a lifetime commitment. Sometimes Candace came off as a little bragging- she only had to lose 25 pounds after all- that is like drop in the bucket for some of us,...more
Eva North
I have recently read the book and I loved it. I have recently become a Christian myself and have tried putting myself in/next to Candace. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching her on Full House and her brother Kirk, on Growing Pains and have just recently realized where they've went. A lot of what Candace talked about in her book, I at first was expecting more on weight loss, exercising, that kind of thing, but it was based more on a spiritual, biblical level, and the more I thought about it, it...more
Loni
Jan 12, 2011 Loni rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I highly recommend this book. It's an easy read and very inspiring. I can't wait to try some of the recipes. I'm looking forward to starting the change in my life and my childrens life. Must read!!
Misserose
This was the best faith-based diet book I have ever read-- and I've read a few! This was also the first one I ever read all the way through! I highly recommend it.
Jamie
I listened to this as an audiobook through Audible. I definitely think I enjoyed this book more with Candace reading it than I would have reading it myself. While I did get some good advice out of it about goal setting, relationships, and confidence the book really did have some ill advised advice as well. I think making recommendations to skip meals (oversimplification on my part for the sake of the review), limit intake, and diet were all a little misguided in how and why she was recommending...more
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