Who are you when life is steady?
Who are you when storms come?
Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times.
In this powerful book, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season.
In Shaken, Tebow talks about what he’s learned along the way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways.
Though traveling hard roads is not easy, it’s always worth it!
Tim Tebow is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. After playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tebow joined the SEC Network. In addition to his role on SEC Nation, the network’s traveling road show, Tebow also contributes to a variety of other ESPN platforms. Through everything Tim’s true passion remains the work of the Tim Tebow Foundation which he began in 2010. The foundation’s mission is to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation is fulfilling that mission everyday by serving thousands of deserving children around the world.
A.J. Gregory is known for over thirty-five book collaborations, some New York Times bestsellers, with fascinating high-profile figures from celebrities to scientists. She is also the author of two books, Messy Faith and Silent Savior, which chronicles finding faith in the middle of unavoidable and sometimes harsh realities. A.J. calls New Jersey, and her husband and three kids, home. Learn more at http://www.ajgregorybooks.com.
When I think of Tim Tebow, I think football mostly, his faith, and the term Tebowing. He is so much more than that, he is simply amazing. The amount of charity work that he does is astounding and he is truly a down to earth guy. This book is a great mix of the story of Tim Tebow and the work he does, and a story of never ending Faith in God.
Tim reminds us that God’s got it! He is there in our times of need, our times of confusion and in every other aspect of our lives. God has a plan for us and sometimes we don’t have any clue to what that plan is but……God’s got this! I really enjoyed the stories of people he met with his foundation and the ever-lasting impression they made on him. Some of the stories were sad while others were happy, but overall they were uplifting.
He is truly a man of God and he is not afraid to show it. He puts so much faith in God and uses that to help spread love and compassion to so many others. Using his fame for good, he has been able to touch the lives of so many different people. I never realized how much he did for others, he seems like such a caring guy! Now that I know more of his story he is definitely someone that I look up to. Before reading this book, I never really thought of him as much more than a football player. I know he has been criticized a lot for his open relationship with God, but he never lets it stop him!
The Tebow family has been affiliated with missions for a very long time, and he shares that passion. The stories of him traveling to the Philippines as a young child is inspirational, and truly selfless. His story is definitely filled with a lot of football but it also is filled with a massive amount of love for God and others. He stands up for what he believes in and makes it known to the world. Humble despite his fame, he is a man worth knowing. I really enjoyed this book and you will too!
A few of my favorite quotes from the book:
“Everyday is an opportunity to grow, to do something different, to be better. You might have failed yesterday. That’s okay. It’s more important to get back up. To try again. To keep at it.”- Tim Tebow
“A man’s pride is his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to to others for support and guidance.” -Bear Grylls
“Continue to fight. Continue to hope. Continue to have faith. I promise you, it’s worth it.”-Tim Tebow
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