“Who am I? I am the object of His love.”
Y’all know I love me some sports, especially football. If you’re new here, let me just get this out there – the Saints are going to win the Superbowl this year. Just you wait. Football is one of my favorite sports to watch (almost up to par with futbol, but not quite!). Anyway, I’m a Tebow fan as well and of course I wanted to get my hands on his new book, Shaken, and read it and then share with y’all.
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!
This is an encouraging book all around. One of my favorite parts of this book is that he shared inspiring stories of other people. His Dad, a young girl’s brave battle with cancer, the story of organ donors and recipients (I had a friend who passed away in a car accident and his organs were donated, so kinda lost it on that one), people overcoming horrific pasts and many more. How can you not come away inspired by these stories of God at work?
Here’s a few fav quotes:
“God will never waste your pain. He will never waste your heartache. He will never waste your loss.”
“Choose faith. Choose to trust God more than what you feel. Choose to believe in Him whether or not you feel like it.”
“Be rooted in God. And watch as He unfolds a plan that has more love, more meaning, and more purpose than you could ever possibly imagine.”
“Stay true to your faith. Be kind. Be compassionate. Be generous. Stand up for what you believe in.”
“When we are willing to let God shape our identity, He will take whatever we have to offer and multiply it.”
Life isn’t always easy and no matter what tries to shake us, Tebow’s book was full of reminders to trust in the Rock on which we stand.
Plus he quotes C.S. Lewis and Gladiator, so #DoubleWin.
What’s a recent memoir that has inspired you?