About the Book
First, he was a beloved college football champion, Heisman trophy winner, media sensation, and best-selling author drafted in the first round of the 2010 Draft. Then he had a miracle playoff run with the Denver Broncos before being traded to the New York Jets. After one season he was cut by New York. Next he was signed by the New England Patriots then let go after training camp—a scenario that repeated itself the following summer with the Philadelphia Eagles. Tim Tebow has achieved big victories and plunged the depths of failure, all while never letting go of his faith, even in the face of doubt and disappointment. In Shaken he explains why neither the highs nor the lows of his life can define him—and he reveals how you, too, can find confidence in your identity and know who you are. In revealing passages, Tebow pulls back the curtain on his life, sharing the vulnerable moments of his career that have shaken him to his core—while also teaching the biblical principles that will enable you to keep the faith, no matter what comes your way.
Shaken is one of the most heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and humorous, but humbling and hope-filled books I’ve ever read. It’s quite impressive how open and candid Tebow chose to be. But this book is so much more than making an impression. It’s a true story meant to inspire, teach, and encourage people in a world where identity is sought more in materialism than in God—written with much conviction and confidence. In Shaken, you’ll find that the courage and encouragement to stand for righteousness amidst one’s imperfection (but in the presence of positive growth) are not only amiable but also commendable. This prose invites the reader to question where they’ve placed their identity, and then attempts to guide the reader on a path to do so rightly. Clearly, it was Tebow’s intention to take each reader on a journey with the hope that they would come out on the brighter side after much personal reflection and deliberation.
Overall, Shaken is a lovely and excellent read deserving of each endorsement that it’s received.
**Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. My appreciation to Daniel Decker, Shaken’s Launch Team Leader, and Higher Level Group for a free copy in exchange for an honest opinion.
About Tim Tebow
TIM TEBOW is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. Tim Tebow is currently signed to play professional baseball with the New York Mets and is a college football analyst for the SEC Network. Prior to joining the SEC Network, Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots. In 2011, Tebow was the first quarterback featured in ESPN’s “Year of the Quarterback” series. He later released “Through My Eyes”, which was named the #1 sports book of 2011 and the bestselling religion book of 2011. Tim will be releasing a new book this October, “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms” (WaterBrook). Tebow also contributes to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage. He is active in a variety of philanthropic activities through his Tim Tebow Foundation. (Culled from the Tim Tebow Official website.)