tebowShaken is the latest book by athlete Tim Tebow.  I was asked by his team if I would consider reviewing the book on my blog and I agreed since I like to read books by athletes – it was just a funny coincidence that a few days later he ended up being signed by the New York Mets to a minor league contract!  The book is all about who you are when things are going great and who you are when things are shaken.  The future is unknown, but God has a plan.  I’m not sure how much I really believe that, especially lately, but Tim is definitely very much so connected with God.  I thought that this book had way too many exclamation points throughout – I mean, almost every paragraph ended with one.  I guess Tim is really into what he is writing about and excited about it, but I couldn’t get as excited about things as the text seemed to be.

There was one quote at the beginning of a chapter that stood out to me.  The funny thing was, that chapter ended up being about a girl with Cerebral Palsy – which is what I have, so I guess it was a pretty appropriate quote to use.  The girl in the chapter was talking about how she notices the stares from other people and as a teen that tends to be an issue.  I am now at the point where I don’t notice stares – to me, that is normal.  I think that everyone gets looked at when they are walking.  For 32 years, that is all I have ever known.  Sometimes my mom or friends will notice people staring and when they point it out to me I usually have no idea.  It’s just a normal day to me.

Overall this book was pretty inspiring and a quick read.  I wish Tim luck as he pursues baseball with the Mets.

I received a free copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

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!

Your Circumstances do not Define You,
Your Identity Does.

What do you do when life takes an unplanned detour? When the unexpected happens? When doubt or negativity tries to rise above your faith? Most of us can relate to these questions.

Through a dynamic lens of story and insight, Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow tells what he’s learned during the highs and the lows of his journey in the NFL. Shaken also features practical wisdom from the pages of Scripture and moving narratives of individuals—from celebrities to cancer patients—who have impacted Tebow’s life. Their inspiring stories will encourage you also to tackle fear, overcome bitterness, and take on the obstacles life throws at you.