Alan McCarter

4.5 Stars

December 23, 2017

Tim Tebow's Shaken: Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way is written for young people to find a better way to live.

Using examples from his own tumultuous career, Tebow encourages readers to stay focused on their dreams, fight negativity, and stand up for what is right.  And while the resource is focused on Christian principles, the lessons concentrating on hard work, determination, and kindness hold universal appeal. Tebow additionally draws upon examples of other young people who have faced adversity -- cancer, limb amputation, and organ failure -- as cases of how even in the most desperate situations, one can refuse to fall into self-pity, anger, and depression.  Tebow's easy, plainspoken style will give young fans the feeling that he is speaking directly to them.  Biblical examples range from the steadfast endurance of Job to the selfless courage of David facing Goliath.  Other stories include references to Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein.  Tebow's candid talk of his struggles with dyslexia and anger further humanize him.

This is an excellent book for older children and young adults.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.