Shaken

shakenAuthor: Tim Tebow

Publisher: WaterBrook

Release Date: October 25, 2016

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

A look at a man that has become famous for many reasons and how he feels about many of the things he has been a part of so far in his life.

What do you do when life is going great? How about when nothing is going your way?  We have all been through the ups and downs life has to offer.  In his new book, Tim Tebow gives a glimpse into his journey and how he has been able to stay grounded through the highs and not let himself get lost in the lows life has brought his way.  He talks about his outstanding college football career and how things seemed to only get better from there, only to have them all come crashing down.  Tebow shows the ways he has dealt with the highs and lows and hopes his insight will help others.

I am not a football fan. AT ALL.  But I wanted to read this book because I knew it would be about so much more than the game.  Tim Tebow is a man of faith, and that is not something he will apologize for.  He has had some amazing accomplishments in his life, and he has also had some major disappointments.  It would be easy to blame God for the bad stuff and turn his back when things don’t go his way.  But that has never been his style and it is something he can be proud of, even more so than his sports awards and accomplishments.  I didn’t realize some of the hardships he went through before reading this book.  It is nice to see that someone like him has remained strong in his face through some very trying times.  He makes some very good points about no matter what is happening in your life there is always someone worse off and we need to remember to be grateful for good and the bad.  Without experiencing the negative in our lives, we wouldn’t be able to appreciate the good.  That is something that many forget all too often.  At one point he talks about looking around us every day and finding the opportunities to be an everyday hero.  Even if that is something as small as helping someone cross a busy street, to them that might be everything.

I feel it would be beneficial for many to read this book, young athletes and teens in particular. There are many life lessons they can take away from his stories.  I don’t know what all Tim Tebow has planned for the next stage of his life but I am sure whatever it is he will conquer it with steadfast faith as he has with everything he has faced thus far.  I recommend this book to anyone looking to be inspired and maybe learn a thing or two about how to handle the storms that will inevitably come.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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