About this Book-
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 Tork 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 travelling hard roads is not easy, it’s always worth it!
‘Tim Tebow’ was a name that was always around during my childhood: he was starting to become famous for his renowned ‘Tebowing’ action, so I was excited to read this book by him.
While this book wasn’t exactly what I had imagined (due to my not reading the synopsis lol), it was an awesome book that I’m definitely going to keep handy to read later!
Tebow starts off with speaking on when he was released by the football team he was playing for (an accurate depiction of how much I
don’t care for football, hehe), then goes on to talk about how he dealt with being released and how he, literally, got through the days. It’s not an autobiography, but instead a guy’s testimony and him talking about his friendship with God.
Tebow includes several great stories, including one about his mother that’s super important. He speaks simply, using specific, but simple to understand language, and he’s able to break down topics that would be hard to understand otherwise.
This book’s very inspiring and motivational, as well as many other things. It acts as a good reminder that failure isn’t always the worst option, even if it looks like the world has collapsed.
If nothing else, this book was a treasure trove of great quotes. Here are some. (Haven’t done quotes in book reviews in a long time, but I had to for this one).
It’s important to take God’s love personally, though it may not be an easy thing to do. Sure, God loves the world, but he also loves each one of us individually.
And while I may get hurt, disappointed, or frustrated […], my foundation doesn’t have to change.
But the more you make the choice to live above your feelings, to trust God instead of what you may feel like doing, the stronger your faith becomes. It’s not about being perfect. We will always been on a journey of growing closer to God.
You never know how the tough times you are going through today will inspire someone else tomorrow.
Thanks to Blogging for Books for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review; I was not required to write a positive review.