Earlier today, it was announced that Tim Tebow’s latest book, Shaken: Discovering Your Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms, was awarded Christian Book of the Year by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
Published on October 25th, 2016, Shaken details how Tim uses faith to carry him through both the highs and lows in his life. Written with AJ Gregory, it details some of the most difficult moments he has faced, and how, by leaning on the Lord, he is able to remain unshaken. In addition to sharing his own stories, he shares stories of others who have inspired him along the way.
For me, Shaken is so much more than a book. I mentioned in an earlier post that he and his foundation granted me a W15H in 2015, and because of it, I’ve been blessed to get to know him, as well as meet some of the kids whose stories he tells. There were parts of this book where I could hear him talking to me- that’s how real and honest it is. And the kids he talks about are just as amazing as he describes them to be. They each have such strong, incredible, beautiful faith, and being around them always humbles me and strengthens my faith.
The thing about Shaken is it’s so much more than pages bound together. It’s encouragement on a page; it’s hope in ink. With this book, Tim reminds readers that with faith, no mountain is too high to climb, and no storm is impossible to overcome. Each time I read it, I take something new from it, and I always walk away with a fresh perspective and the desire to come closer to the Lord.
If you haven’t read Shaken yet, I highly recommend it. It will encourage you, inspire you, and give you the strength to keep fighting through whatever storm is raining down on you right now. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will close the book believing that you, too, can make a difference in someone else’s life.
(And in Chapter 7, you will also read about a certain W15H kid who loves the University of Florida and likes to blog. 😉)