Sadie Robertson’s new book Live Fearless is set to release this week. However, fans were shocked to hear that the star wrote mostly about her time in Hollywood. Sadie felt a terrible amount of fear and anxiety while performing on Dancing With The Stars and she wants her fans to know how she overcame that obstacle.
Sadie Robertson’s New Book
Live Fearless is the sequel to Live Original. Live Original encompassed all things teens face- including peer pressure, school pressure, and life pressure. It talked about how to stay pure, have great relationships, and build a friendship with Christ.
Now Live Fearless aims to take the next step. The book talks about Sadie’s battle with anxiety as she moves to a new state and competes in a highly popular reality series. You’d think Sadie would have been ready for such a challenge- after all, she became famous on a reality series. However, filming without her family, and taking on the task of dancing proved overwhelming.
Sadie published an excerpt from the book on her Live Original blog. It reads, “Even after the show started, with every practice and every performance, I had to face my fear. Sometimes I felt like arrows of fear were flying at me from all different directions (just like in Ephesians 6:16)—fear of not getting my steps right, fear that something awkward might happen with my wardrobe, fear of letting my partner down, fear of so many new experiences in such a short time.”
The show also caused Sadie to have terrible body issues. She confessed in a separate Live Original blog that she felt she wasn’t pretty or skinny enough while in Hollywood. She had fallen victim to unhealthy thought processes and had to fight her way back to normalcy. She wrote, “I struggled with an eating problem connected to a negative body image for about a year. It was dark. It was ugly…. I did not even tell my own mother until recently. I thought I had everything under control. Maybe you have been saying that same thing? I didn’t even realize this small problem that I thought I had under control was creating a ripple effect, creating more and more problems, ones I certainly couldn’t control.”
Hopefully, Sadie Robertson also addresses these issues in her book. So many women and girls struggle with body image issues, it would be a great topic to discuss in Live Fearless.