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Through My Eyes

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Over the course of the last five years, Tim Tebow established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of college football and a top prospect in the NFL. During that time he amassed an unparalleled resume—winning two BCS national championships, becoming the first sophomore in NCAA history to win the Heisman trophy, and in the face of massive public scruti ...more
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Published May 31st 2011 by HarperAudio (first published May 24th 2011)
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Through My Eyes is an old-fashioned, inspirational, sports story. It is about the larger than life University of Florida and NFL football player Tim Tebow. Like all celebrities, there are Tebow lovers and Tebow haters. Not too many people have ever seemed neutral about Tim Tebow, especially when he was playing in the NFL. Whether he intended to or not, Tim Tebow became a polarizing figure in the American sports world and gave many late night comedians and Rex Ryan lots of fodder for their comedy ...more
Jun 03, 2011 Aaron rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jason Elam
Picking up this book from the library, I noticed that it seemed more slight than its page count would suggest -- it had the big font I had last seen in The Truth About Diamonds. I wondered if it could be a tacit acknowledgment that a 23-year-old might not be the best person to write an autobiography. However, given his defiant preface that "undertaking this project was the right thing to do, regardless of what the world thinks is the 'right time' to write a memoir," I gathered that Tebow really ...more
Jun 14, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is great. It is clearly written for Gators fans, by a Gators fan. One of the reasons I think the Gator Nation so embraced Tim is because he was as much a fan of the school as we are. He was passionate and we could relate to that, despite the fact that he has talent that most of us could only dream of.

There are many facets that make this book work. As a fan, the chapters recounting the football seasons were the most fun. A rush of adrenaline ripped through me just as it had during the g
Lee Harmon
Feb 12, 2012 Lee Harmon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, it’s Sunday, and there’s no football. The Superbowl is over. Desperately clinging to another passion (NFL football) and hoping to excuse it as religious reading, I picked up Tim Tebow’s book. Tim, the latest God-fearing sports sensation.

Don’t let me fool you: This is a football book, not a book about religion. More than anything else, you’ll be reading about Tebow’s football experiences, including his remarkable college career. Tebow’s success in football boils down to one thing: an obsess
Brenda Gail
I thought highly of Tim Tebow before reading his story. Now that I have finished his book I definitely believe that he is using his status as an NFL player to inspire and help others! What a great role model. Keep up the great work, Tim! I will continue to root for you on the sidelines.
Others have complained that this was football-heavy. Well, yeah, was. It was like reading a wiki page or something with stats from EVERY. SINGLE. GAME. But this book was not just football-heavy. It was DETAIL-heavy, just generally. One particular instance he tells the reader not only that he went to Cracker Barrel, but the intersection where that Cracker Barrel could be found. Did anything life-shattering happen at that breakfast? Nope, just thought we should know, I guess. There were ...more
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What a great story of inspiration - of course, I knew to expect that, but it is refreshing to see a star live life as a somewhat grounded person. It really goes to show that faith in *something*, hard work and determination along with a background firmly rooted in a solid family life really *can* define a person's future. Of-course, some may argue that Tim Tebow was just that kind of person all along, but I choose to believe that how a person handles challenges and success directly correlates to ...more
Jul 15, 2011 Cody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anyone part of "Gator-nation" or those with ties to the University of Florida will likely rate this book 5 stars before reading it - and wish there were 6 stars following completion of the book. My decision to read this book did not stem from being a Florida fan, or a true follower of Tim Tebow. In fact, when he played for UF I couldn't stand to watch the Gators play football. I chose to read this book because I enjoy autobiographies, especially when they are faith-based and include athletes. I ...more
Iam one who does not like to read non-fiction, or biographies or autobiographies. I just do not find them interesting, but I knew I had to read Tebow's book because he is my role model. Tebow is such a great person to look up to, you never hear him doing anything wrong, he is never seen with a bunch of women, never seen drinking, etc. In a time that athletes and celebrities are constantly partying and making fools of themselves, you have a young man who takes care of himself and leads by example ...more
Lizzie Edwards
Mar 15, 2012 Lizzie Edwards rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Through My Eyes, Tim Tebow goes through his life story. Sounds boring, right? It’s the exact opposite. Even though it may be an autobiography, Tim Tebow describes and explains what has happened throughout his life in and out of football, including the meaning behind the signature “Tebow” pose and the John 3:16 eye blacks. I would, without a doubt, give this book 5 stars.
One reason I would rate this book 5 stars is because of the plot of the story. The book starts out at Tebow’s second Heisma
Feb 04, 2012 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Tim Tebow. I hope I have a son like Tim Tebow. He appears to the be the rarest of humans - someone who practices what he preaches. I'm not religious, but I respect the man to the utmost for his impeccable character and his willingness to help those less fortunate. While other players spend their money on jewelry and cars, while carousing with women of questionable repute, Tebow funds hospitals in the Philippines and meets with terminally ill and disabled children after games. He is a natu ...more
Dec 13, 2011 Kay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports, autobiography
This is a difficult book for me to rate. I am not a die hard football fan so of course it had too much football in it! I wanted to read more about Tebow and his personal life. The book dealt with football, religion and then his personal life [which is mostly religion and football!] As far as the book reveals he has never had a date, drank a beer, or had a bad thought. The worst thing he revealed is a game he played on the sidewalks of NYC when he purposely walked in a direction toward couples ho ...more
Summer Lane
Jan 16, 2012 Summer Lane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tim Tebow is a pretty famous figure in the media right now, and I decided to read his book because he seemed to be such a good role model for kids everywhere, boys and girls alike.

Some of the technical football terms went over my head - how many football secret play words are there? 'Oh look! It's another 'Thomas Edison Lightbulb Touchdown Pass!"' I don't know how he remembers all those names, but he does. It's actually extremely impressive when it comes to all the tortuous (yes, tortuous!) trai
Sean Cramer
Dec 11, 2011 Sean Cramer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow has changed my life. I'd like to start off with saying I have watched him since his senior year in high school. He was always an extraordinary athlete and football player. I'll never forget when he made the decision to go to my favorite school, The University of Florida he was right off the bat a big help to our team and won the Florida Gators two National Championships. The reason I read his book was so that I could learn more about him and his background. He is by ...more
Jan 31, 2012 Gary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
Folks, I am not a fan of autobiographies, mostly I like to read what others thought of the person. But my son got Tim Tebow’s book for me for Christmas. Who could refuse their son and not read a gifted book? If your son asked for a fish would you give him a snake? I love that my son was so thoughtful and got me this book. Tim Tebow has lived a very dear and special life, one that makes me think of all the fun and joy I had as a kid, playing football and baseball, playing with my brothers and jus ...more
Jun 25, 2011 Theycallmesa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED. This book was so interesting and inspirational. I have loved Tim Tebow and his ability to stand up for what he believes in and continuing to spread God's word through every twist and turn of his football career. To me, he has changed the face of college football and now has the ability to do that in the NFL and this book explains why he has such a passion for Jesus and why he is so verbal and comfortable with talking about it every chance he gets. It is also inspirational on an atheltic l ...more
Kelly Stalions

Tim Tebow is a great guy--a leader, a competitor, a strong Christian. There's no doubt about that. Several of my fellow Christian friends told me I'd love his book. I do love football, after all. But it just wasn't that good. I read it off and on for a few months. It was easy to put down and walk away. Maybe it was because I already knew (for the most part) what the book was going to say because I've followed Tebow's career fairly closely. It wasn't a waste of time but it's not a "must read."
Janie Boyd
Jun 25, 2011 Janie Boyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Through My Eyes is an honest insight into Tebow's life. His competitive spirit and love for God shine throughout the telling of his lifestory. I am not a Gators fan, but Tebow impressed me with his presence both on and off the field so I was curious about his "take" on his rise to sports stardom. I was not disappointed! He is the "real deal!" An authentic and honest young man who focuses on making use of his God-given talent while giving the glory to God. He's an excellent role model and I look ...more
Tom Hames
Jun 11, 2011 Tom Hames rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found the book uplifting and encouraging. I enjoyed reading about his upbringing and family life and, as a Christian myself, especially appreciated the references to his faith. To be honest, I even enjoyed reading about the football games. Of course, I am a big Tebow fan so the book had significance for me. In fact, my son and I stood in line for over four hours on Thursday, June 9th in Gainesville, Florida so he could sign my book.
Nov 13, 2012 Matthewl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this book was a very interesting book about Tim Tebow's life. The book made me feel like I was seeing his life through his eyes. Reading this book made me realize how hard it is to make it into a professional sport. Tim Tebow never gave up and worked hard every day to build his muscles. Reading this book made me a better person by helping me realize that life is not always fun and games.
Kensley Watkins
Aug 01, 2011 Kensley Watkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Mrs. Tebow was told by her doctor that having this baby may kill her, there were only two options: to abort, or to have the baby. Through all of the struggles, Mrs. Tebow knew that the God would protect her and her baby through all that was going on. Six months later, she gave birth to what would be one of the greatest quarterbacks in history of college football.

Tim Tebow was born in Makati City, Philippines, where his mom and dad, a pastor, were on a mission trip for their church. Tebow w
Danielle Behn
Sep 08, 2016 Danielle Behn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 12, 2012 Dallan Sweebe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes

A life-story about Tim Tebow may sound boring, but Through My Eyes is anything but that. In Through My Eyes, the football star tells about growing up in Jacksonville, trying find a high school to play football at, and playing football at the University of Florida.
Tim's father, siblings and coaches have helped him to become an outstanding athlete. His mother deserves credit for homeschooling him and helping him through tough times. Tebow shares family stories, suc
Garrett Pope
Jan 13, 2016 Garrett Pope rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response: I thought the book was really good, because I like football and I am starting to like to read autobiographies. I also like this book, because I thought Tim Tebow was pretty good quarterback when he played for the Florida Gators. This book taught me just how hard it is to get into the NFL and how hard it is to get to start on a College Football team.

Plot: Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow is about Tim Tebow’s journey to becoming a professional NFL quarterback. Tim was born on Augu
Bailey Balistreire
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The book, Through My Eyes was an excellent book. It showed how strong you have to be both mentally and physically. I learned a lot about Tim Tebow when I read this book. It took me through his childhood and even told me how he was homeschooled. I was interested in how Tim started playing baseball first instead of football. Then, he switched to football because he wanted to be a quarterback and leader to his team. In the end football was his go to sport.

In this book, Tim Teb
Natalie Wickham
In our post-homeschool conference discussions, my mom and dad kept suggesting that we invite Tim Tebow to come be one of our teachers at Adventures In Character next year. Both of them had read his biography and knew that he loved working with children, so they were sure he would jump at the offer. :-) I’ve been wanting to read his book for a while, so with my curiosity sufficiently piqued, I gave myself a half a day off and sequestered myself on the couch to spend the afternoon reading. The wri ...more
Andrew Cho
Jun 09, 2016 Andrew Cho rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1. As Clear as Crystal (Explain your opinion of the author’s writing style. Are his arguments clear? Are his directions confusing? In his fiction, does he balance internal character development and external action to keep the story moving? Overall, do the author’s word choice and sentence structure make you want to read more?)

The authors of this autobiography, Tim Tebow and Nathan Whitaker, do a great job with the writing of this book. Despite the fact that Tim Tebow has been a professional foot
ALEX!!!! Hulbert
Personal Response: I read the book Through My Eyes and it was great! I really liked how Tim Tebow wrote this book! It was very interesting being able to read about every aspect of Tebow's life. Tebow used great detail and I look forward to reading more of his books.

Plot: In this book, Tim Tebow told how his childhood, family, and Christian values helped him to be a successful college football player in Florida. Tebow brought religion into almost all aspects of his life. Tebow grew up going on ma
Jan 03, 2012 Lindsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Normally I don't enjoy reading biographies, but being a Broncos fan I just had to pick this book up. I wasn't sure what I was expecting but I can truly say that I was blown away by Tebow's honesty and openness about not only his journey through football but also how his faith in Jesus Christ has uplifted him and helped him along in his life and career. Being a Christian myself it was refreshing to read his words and to see the honesty behind them. Not one word of this biography felt scripted or ...more
Chan Sohn
Jan 26, 2016 Chan Sohn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The title of this biography is Through My Eyes and it takes the reader through the journey of NCAA Heisman Winner Tim Tebow though his life playing football at a very high level as well as his personal life regarding his family and faith. The title is very fitting with the content that follows the title in the actual book itself because through the book being a first person narrative, it showed the reader what it was like to be Tim Tebow growing up and in his life. I think this book absolutely m ...more
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