One day I received an email from Waterbrook asking me if I would like to apply to be a launch team member for Tim Tebow’s new book Shaken. I was excited at the offer but still a little unsure. To be honest I had read Through My Eyes and got kind of bored with the book. It seemed like he was pretty young to be writing a book about his life. That is definitely not true anymore! Shaken was an amazing book that I highly recommend. If you are a football fan, you will especially enjoy all of the football analogies.
Tebow’s analogies teach about how to persevere through storms. How do you react when you’re entire world is shaken? What do you do when everything you worked for is shattered at your feet? Tim walks us through how our identity in Christ grounds us. Staying firm in Christ allows us to persevere through anything. Tim’s personal journey of his dreams being shaken and how he continued on is a testament to His faith. I feel like Shaken is especially a great book for young men and women who are still forming their identities.
For me personally I found this to be a great book full of practical wisdom on life. My favorite concept was having a “circle of trust”. Who do you turn to when life gets tough? Obviously you should turn to God but do you have individuals in your life who can provide sound wisdom when life gets tough? Reading about Tim’s “circle of trust” and how he always got additional insight when making big decisions in his life. As a very independent person I appreciated this advice. This really is just one of the many take – aways I got from Shaken. I HIGHLY recommend you read this book. It really was a great and interesting read on top of having so much wisdom. Tim really lives out 1 Timothy 4:12 which says, “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” (NLT). Shaken proves that Tim Tebow is a young man showing Christ’s light on a very public platform in as genuine a way as he can. Preorder a copy of Shaken today or pick up your copy on October 25th, 2016. I would love to hear what others learned from this book