SHAKEN by Tim Tebow
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SHAKEN

Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way
Age Range: 10 - 16
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tebow pens a guide aimed at helping young people find a better way to live, adapted from his book for adults of the same name.

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. Notes include references for more reading and Biblical verses. While this resource will largely appeal to the young football fan, the inspirational stories will resonate with anyone willing to approach it with an open mind.

A Christian perspective with a wider appeal. (Nonfiction. 10-16)

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-7352-8996-3
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: WaterBrook
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2017




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