Reshaping It All: Book Club Intro


Hi Friends. Ashleigh here.

On February 23rd, we launch our Ungrind Book Club. A friend and fellow writer suggested the idea to me a couple months ago.

A book club fits Ungrind’s purpose perfectly. It’s our desire to churn out weekly encouragement that helps you, as Colossians 1:10 says, “to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of Him.” A great way to do this is to engage with one another in discussion.

Our first selection is Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness by Candace Cameron Bure with Darlene Schacht.

A friend from church mentioned this book to me recently. After hearing her thoughts on it, I knew I needed to read it. And, as I did, I realized it was a resource I wanted to share with all of you.

In the coming months, we’ll explore together how we can have “a healthier lifestyle by moving faith to the forefront, making some wise fundamental choices, and finding [our] worth in the eyes of God.” I’m excited about all we’ll learn in the pages of this book.

To find out more about Reshaping It All, here’s a promo:

To join our book club, simply purchase a copy of the book and participate on our site. We’ll post thoughts and questions each week. The book is available in Paperback and Kindle.

Here are the dates each chapter discussion starts. Watch for our posts on these dates.

  • Chapter 1: February 23rd
  • Chapter 2: February 28th
  • Chapter 3: March 1st
  • Chapter 4: March 6th
  • Chapter 5: March 8th
  • Chapter 6: March 13th
  • Chapter 7: March 15th
  • Chapter 8: March 20th
  • Chapter 9: March 22nd
  • Chapter 10: March 27th
  • Chapter 11: March 29th
  • Chapter 12: April 3rd
  • Chapter 13: April 5th
  • Chapter 14: April 10th
  • Chapter 15: April 12th
  • Chapter 16: April 17th
  • Chapter 17: April 19th
  • Chapter 18: April 24th
  • Chapter 19: April 26th
  • Wrap Up: May 1st

To kick off our book club, we have three copies of Reshaping It All to give away. Thank you to B&H Publishing Group and Darlene Schacht for providing them. To enter for a chance to win one:

  • Leave a blog comment that answers: What do I hope to learn from this book?

One additional entry can be earned for each of these:

  • Follow @ungrind on Twitter. Leave a comment to tell us you did.
  • Tweet about this contest and book club. Leave a comment to tell us you did.
  • “Like” this post on Facebook.
  • “Like” our page on Facebook.
  • Use the box on the top of the sidebar on this page to subscribe to our email updates. Leave a comment to tell us you did.
  • Grab our Ungrind button from our sidebar and add it to your blog. Leave a comment with a link to your blog so we can visit.

This contest closes on Monday, February 13, 2012, at 12 a.m. Our apologies to our international readers, but it’s only open to those residing in the United States and Canada.

Thank you to everyone who entered! We’ve chosen our winners using’s Integer Generator. Congratulations to Thea, Stephanie, and Katie.

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Ashleigh Slater is the author of Team Us: Marriage Together and the editor of Ungrind. As a regular contributor at several blogs and websites, she loves to unite the power of a good story with biblical truth and practical application to encourage others. She has 20 years of writing experience and a master’s degree in communication. Ashleigh lives in Atlanta with her husband Ted and four daughters. You can follow her on Instagram here.

  • Erin

    I’d love to learn to have a better relationship with my body.

    • Michelle

      I have had a difficulty finding the motivation needed to do what I know has to be done to achieve better health for myself, this book would be a blessing..

  • Erin

    I follow on Twitter.

  • Erin

    I get email updates.

  • Joanne Viola

    I hope to learn to just be healthy. And to appreciate my body more.

  • Joanne Viola

    I follow on twitter.

  • Cheryl

    I want to be a healthy example to my kids so they don’t have a battle like I have had. I want to finally be free of my yo-yo life and be happy with my body.

  • Cheryl

    I “liked” your FB page

  • Cheryl

    I liked this post on FB! :)

  • Mary Frantz

    I decided to read this book as a part of my search this year to find God’s purpose. Not my purpose, but His purpose. Looking forward to learning some great lessons. Mary

  • Just what I’m looking for-to be spiritually and physically ready!

  • I liked your fb page!

  • I liked this post on fb.

  • Amy

    Okay, I’ve liked the post, liked the page, followed on twitter, and grabbed your button! I would LOVE this book (and when you’re in ministry, every free thing helps….) This book would be a great encouragment for where i am right now. Thanks for sharing!!! Would love to join the book club!

  • I want to learn how to live a healthier life , so that I may serve my family better.

    • Congratulations, Thea! You are one of our winners! I’ll be sending you an email soon.

  • I want to learn how to live a healthier , fuller, and more motivated life, so that I may serve my family better.

  • I subscribe to your emails! Love them!

  • Shannon

    I hope to learn more about re-shaping my life to become more balanced. Thank you!

  • Shannon

    And… I just subscribed to your e-mail updates- thanks again!

  • I hope to learn how to be more accountable to friends in my life and how to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

  • Following @ungrind on twitter!

  • Stephanie panetta

    I may not have kids but what I would like to learn in this book is how to balance a busy career by keeping a focus in my life on family and friends and how to keep my body and mind in a healthy positive place

    • Congrats Stephanie! You are one of our winners. I’ll be sending you an email soon.

  • Lindsey

    I would love to read this book to help with my body and soul!!! I also liked your fb page and your comment. I also started to follow you. Thanks for the chance to win

  • As a newly-wed bride, I have been struggling with how I look as a future-pastor’s wife (my husband is in Divinity School now). I have been big for most of life and cannot seem to find the inner peace that God’s Holy Word speaks of. I am hoping to find a clue to reaching that inner peace when I read Candace’s book. I want to be at peace with myself (mind, body and soul) in order to do great things for our Lord. I do not have a copy and would love to win it!

  • JS731

    I want to win this book for my mom because she’s struggled a lot with her weight and is not motivated at all to get in shape and I know she’ll benefit greatly from this book because we’re Christians as well. I really hope I win, I know she’ll love this book!

  • I followed you on Twitter and tweeted about you and Candace! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

  • I have also liked your page and post about this comment on Facebook!

  • Katie

    I hope to learn about finding more satisfaction in God than in food and how to take my responsibility of caring for my body as seriously as God does.

  • Katie

    I follow @ungrind on Twitter

    • Congrats Katie! You are one of our winners. I’ll be sending you an email soon.

  • Kelly

    I simply want to get healthy in a healthy manner, not starving myself, not neglecting the mental and spiritual health that should go hand in hand with physical health. P.s. I followed @ungrind on twitter. So nice to find positive inspirational sites:)

  • Sascha

    I’d love to learn about keeping food in perspective with God’s word.

  • Sascha

    I follow on twitter!

  • Shanda Snead

    Looking forward to participating in the book while taking care of my spiritual and physical health. I’m inspired by Candace and look forward to going on this journey with others.

  • R. Boilard

    I would like to learn how to lose weight and keep it off once and for all.

  • Robyn

    I want to learn how to be healthy spiritually and physically. I want to be a good example for my children. I need to change ‘me’ so I can be that example that I want to be for them. I’m a single parent and don’t want to play the single parent card but I am soley responsible for them. I need to be the best ‘me’ I can be for them. Thank you!

  • Jennifer Graham

    I just subscribed via email!

    I liked your fb post via Time-Warp Wife!

    And reading other’s stories are inspirational and motivational to me!

  • Lindseyz

    I’d love to learn to really stick to some exercise :)

  • I would love to read this book! I am going through some health issues and wanting to get in better tune with my body and get healthy! God Bless you!

  • I’m always looking for ways to tie spiritual and physical wellness together.

  • How to better Glorify God with my temple.

  • jennifer

    I love how this talks about spiritual and physical health

  • Tammy

    Definately ready for the book club! Now to get the book. Headed to Twitter to follow

  • Melissa N.

    I hope to learn how to lose weight and love myself.

  • Elaine H

    I have struggled with weight most of my life and would love to find the right motivation for keeping it off this time. I know that all things are possible through God but I also need the discipline to stick with things.

  • Elaine H

    I have subscribed.

  • Amber Berry

    I want to be healthier, not just physically but mentally and spiritually as well.

  • Amber Berry

    I liked this post on FB

  • I just posted on my blog about your giveaway. This giveaway, whether I win or not, has just been a confirmation of how important it is that I stay healthy for my family. God’s plans are not my own! Amen.

  • christy

    Hello…I would love to win a copy of this book. I suffer from severe depression and anxiety since the age of 15 . I am now 33..I try to stay strong in faith but during hard times I find myself waivering…I do not want to waiver anymore..I want to get even stronger in my faith. I have gained a lot of weight recently .. I would love this book as I feel it would help teach and motivate me…

  • christy

    I subscribed to the emails…followed on twitter..don’t have fb account or I would like it. Going to tweet now about contest!!!

  • You are on my blog,, and I have subscribed to your emails. I think that’s everything now!

  • Christine Taggart

    I would love to win this book so that I can start to transform my life!

  • Mary

    I’d love to join in with this…almost bought this book last weekend! Will run out and get it tomorrow!

  • Nancy

    I have the book and have read it 3 times. This has been a life changing time for me. I have changed my way of eating as well as getting god to help me through my journey. Thank you Candace for this amazing book.

  • Heather Miller

    I just bought the book and am very excited to start “being the best me.”

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Reshaping It All: Book Club Intro

by Ashleigh Slater time to read: 2 min