As a woman in today’s world, you know the pressure you feel on all sides to conform to society’s expectations. In her new book, Kind is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously (Zondervan, 2018), beloved actress and author Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) reveals the thought patterns and practices that have empowered her to flourish with grace, integrity, and excellence, and that have helped her keep her cool under pressure, respond to criticism with grace, stay grounded yet go places in life, remain true to who she is despite the expectations of others, and hold fast to what ultimately matters the most.
The Bible says to be kind is to be benevolent, considerate, helpful, gentle, and compassionate. God demonstrates his divine characteristic of kindness in his dealings toward the weak, poor, vulnerable, and disenfranchised, and he expects the same of his followers. God delights in showing kindness and likens his acts to a parent showing kindness to a child. Jesus showed kindness toward the crowds that surrounded him as well as to hurting individuals. And, of course, the gospel itself is an example of supreme kindness.
Enjoy this video of Candace reading favorite Bible verses on the subject of kindness she recorded while visiting the offices of Bible Gateway.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (CEV)
But he replied, “My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.” So if Christ keeps giving me his power, I will gladly brag about how weak I am.
Ephesians 4:32 (NLT)
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Galatians 5:22-23 (CEV)
God’s Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. There is no law against behaving in any of these ways.
Kind is the New Classy is published by HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the parent company of Bible Gateway.
Bio: Candace Cameron Bure, actress, producer, New York Times bestselling author, beloved by millions worldwide from her role as D.J. Tanner on the iconic family sitcoms Full House and Fuller House, Hallmark Channel movies, former co-host of The View, inspirational speaker, and Dancing with the Stars Season 18 finalist, is both outspoken and passionate about her family and faith. Candace continues to flourish in the entertainment industry as a role model to women of all ages. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children.