~Shaken~ Book Review

Name: Shaken

Author: Tim Tebow

Rating: 5

Summary from the back of 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!

 

My Thoughts:

I’ll start off by saying I don’t read many books that are outside of fiction. I was back and forth about reading Shaken because of that reason. But boy am I SO glad that I decided to go ahead and give it a chance. Not only was it an easy read because it was fantastically written, but it was one of the most inspiring things I’ve read in a long time.

It is way too easy to fall into autopilot in life and not even realize it’s happening. Wake up, prep a meal, go to work, come home, go to sleep, repeat. But what is happening in the in between moments? Are you just cruising through them hoping you’ll encounter an exciting moment one day? Or are you consciously making an effort to make a difference in the world? And I’m not talking about donating a million dollars to a charity or some other major notion that is impossible for most people. I’m talking about holding the door for the person behind you just because it’s the right thing to do. Or smiling at someone in hopes that it’ll brighten their day a little bit. This thought process came about after reading Shaken. I didn’t even realize my life had been on autopilot…for the past 5 years. I’ve been cruising through my life not making a conscious effort to live my life as Christ would want me to. Yes, I’ve had some great moments with family and friends, but something is missing. And that something is me pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I don’t want to go too deep into my own personal thoughts, but if this sounds anything like what you’re going through, go read Shaken. I promise you will not regret it. It has sparked something inside me that I haven’t felt in some time now.

So thank you to Tim Tebow for going ahead and writing this book because I know for a fact it has changed lives…including mine. It has inspired me to want to do more with my life and make a lasting impact.

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