“The world has a way of defining you if you don’t know who you are before you get out there.” —Candace Cameron Bure
As a woman in today’s world, you know what it’s like to feel pressure on all sides from clashing cultural expectations. How can you stay true to who God has uniquely created you to be in the face of the script you’ve been given? What’s more, how can you stand your ground with grace?
The classy confidence you know and love—whether it’s on set at Full House or Fuller House, Dancing with the Stars, The View, or Candace’s Hallmark films—is no act. But it hasn’t come easy. In fact, learning to stay true to herself with grace has been one of the biggest fights of Candace’s life.
The secret, she has learned, is kindness: it’s classy, unexpected, even counter-cultural, and ultimately wins the day.
In Kind Is the New Classy, Candace reveals the thought patterns and practices that have empowered her to stay centered in who she is while practicing radical graciousness toward others. Whether you’re navigating major life choices, questions of calling and career, relationships, or personal goals, this book will show you how to:
Keep your cool under pressureRespond to criticism with graceStay grounded yet go places in lifeStay true to who you are despite the expectations of othersStay centered in what ultimately matters the most
Kind Is the New Classy is your permission to go off-script, to say goodbye to society’s “should’s”, and to step into a new way to flourish as a woman today.
Actress, producer, and author Bure (Reshaping it All) explains in this encouraging book how she's learned that women can make a meaningful impact on the world by choosing to be kind. The actress, who rose to fame as a teenager on the TV show Full House, emphasizes character traits she believes "make women truly remarkable": love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Purpose is a recurring theme throughout as Bure discusses her decision to place acting on hold to raise her children, and to return to her career as her children came of age. Thoughtful, lucid prose gives readers a realistic view of what it's like to work in the entertainment as an unashamed Christian. She recalls coming under fire from LGBTQ Instagram users for sharing a photo of herself in a "Not Today, Satan" shirt a phrase made popular by a well-known drag queen. Bure presents her side of the encounter and flimsily defends herself: "It breaks my heart when I see so-called Christians holding up malicious signs that say God hates homosexuals," she writes. Bure also candidly shares how she's received support from unexpected places and reopens the conversation about her battle with bulimia from previous books. Bure's self-help, semi-autobiographical approach will appeal to readers who believe that affecting culture must start with the self.