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Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  3,305 ratings  ·  490 reviews
First, he was a beloved college football champion, Heisman trophy winner, media sensation, and best-selling author drafted in the first round of the 2010 Draft. Then he had a miracle playoff run with the Denver Broncos before being traded to the New York Jets. After one season he was cut by New York. Next he was signed by the New England Patriots then let go after training ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Waterbrook Press
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Kim Hampton
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am a HUGE Tim Tebow fan, and I loved this book! It is great to see a young man who isn't afraid to show his faith in God openly. I recommend this book not only to those who love football, but to anyone who wants to see an example of how to keep your faith when it feels like your world is falling apart.
David Steele
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
A roller coaster is a fitting term for Tim Tebow. As a Heisman Trophy winner and with two national championships under his belt, his future appeared bright. Tebow was originally drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos in 2010. He was subsequently traded to the New York Jets and did short stints with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

While thousands of people flocked to see their hero on the gridiron, not everyone was as enthusiastic about Tebow’s performance. He was criti
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Rebecca Jo
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm not a football person or a fan at all, but I do know Tim Tebow.
Who doesn't know about Tebowing - right?
I've not read any of his other books, but when he had a spare weekend & stopped into our church & spoke & talked about his future book, I wanted to grab it, just to support someone who is giving a good message to the world on faith & reminding us WHOSE we are - not who we are.
I really did enjoy the book - even the parts of Tim telling his football story. I thought that part
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Miranda A. Uyeh
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shaken is one of the most heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and humorous, but humbling and hope-filled books I’ve ever read. It’s quite impressive how open and candid Tebow chose to be. But this book is so much more than making an impression. It’s a true story meant to inspire, teach, and encourage people in a world where identity is sought more in materialism than in God—written with much conviction and confidence. In Shaken, you’ll find that the courage and encouragement to stand for righteousnes ...more
Tiffany
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"I don't know what you are staring in the face at this very moment. Maybe you're struggling with finances, health, or relationships, or you feel like you just don't matter. Know this: Your past doesn't define you. Your circumstances don't define you. From this day forward, let God define whose you are. You can be a child of God."
Amy
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
"I am a child of God. My foundation for who I am is grounded in faith. In a God who loves me. In a God who gives me purpose. In a God who sees the big picture. In a God who always has a greater plan." Shaken, Tim Tebow.

There are differences to the faith I have and that of Tim Tebow, but essentially there is much that I love about this book. Shaken takes you through the life lessons that Tim has experienced. He starts out immediately by engaging you in his struggle being let go by the New Englan
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Roger Feenstra
Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I like Tim Tebow. I begin with that because some will not like my review and think I am a hater. I'm not. He is a nice guy it seems, has had a few set backs in life, and carries a huge ego--a description of a lot of professional athletes. But has his life really been a storm? Yes, he was fired/cut from several teams, but as I read the book I could not help think, big deal? He hasn't truly lost anything, except his pride.

He presents so many shallow Christian platitudes that certainly will resona
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Georgette Gouveia
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
In Tebow's book, he considers the failure of his NFL career after his successful run with the Denver Broncos. He’s now trying to make it as a baseball player with the Arizona Fall League, where, once again, he’s been hailed for his good work ethic, leadership skills and clutch play but is still struggling to master the outfield. NFL legend and ESPN analyst Steve Young is among those pulling for him. But many who admire Tebow say he simply doesn’t have pro-quality aptitude. Clearly, Tebow needs t ...more
Maureen Timerman
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
I have long admired Tim Tewbow, taking a knee to show his love of the Lord, not to down our Country.
Tim Tewbow lives his faith on his sleeve, and this book only made my respect for him go higher. I loved how Tim points out in Chapter 7, What Is Normal, a young girl going through her life with CP, and accepting all that she has been handed and just figured she was normal and this is the way it is, which is true, until a bully raised their head.
While reading this book you might want to have some
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Alicia Bonk
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Never a gator, I’m glad this guy is finally on my radar. Recently heard him on a podcast and was impressed with his positive attitude and Christian perspective- excited to check out his latest book, but Shaken was the only one available at my library - and glad it was.
C.J. Darlington
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I'm not a huge football fan (sorry, Tim!) In fact, I have only watched one game in my whole life that I can remember, and even that I didn't watch in its entirety. But I've heard of Tim Tebow, and a friend lent me this book knowing I needed it in that moment. She was right. This isn't a memoir, though Tim does share stories from his own life. It's a book that really focuses on God's love and purpose for all of our lives. With humility and grace, Tim encourages us all to find our purpose in WHOSE ...more
Nora St Laurent
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I’m not into sports but the title and the author of this book, Shaken grabbed my attention. I’ve heard of Tim Tebow and wanted to know more. He asks readers this question, “When life shakes you up – Who are you? Who do you cling to?”

I was pleasantly surprised by how transparent he was as he lifted the veil to give readers a peek. As he takes readers for a walk in his shoes, they quickly see it’s not all fame and glory. His world was shaken up a few times which had him asking the question, “Who A
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Jalen_Lewis21
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Where do I start? This book is not only informative, but it is inspiring. In the Book, Tim Tebow not only tells you his life story but he explains to you how through his trials and his hardships you cannot only overcome them but use them to your benefit. He is constantly helping others and showing us how helping people can not only help us, but also benefit our relationship with other people and more importantly God. To continue Tim Tebow is also repeatedly looking towards God for guidance and c ...more
Katrina Coker
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tim Tebow and the Tim Tebow Foundation have encountered so many amazing people. In #Shaken Tim talks about his faith journey through public rejections, but also introduces many of the people around the world whose personal faith outweighed any illness or physical ailment or troubles they've experienced. The only reason I didn't put 5 stars is because I didn't quite feel his shakenness, maybe because I'm at a height in my journey. I wanted it to get just a little more personal. However, I admire ...more
Raj
Feb 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: christian, 2017
I commend Tebow for his attempt to spread positivity and light into the world. The trials of his life had all the makings of creating a truly inspirational book, but for me, his storytelling just fell flat. Tebow has been through a lot in his career, but throughout the book he never seems to truly hit rock bottom. Stating that you were sad and discouraged doesn't provide a layered, complex, or relatable narrative. He never seemed to lose faith, even momentarily, which did not come across as beli ...more
Julie
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
You can read all of my reviews here: www.girlonthemoveblog.com/gotm-reads/

This was a quick and easy read that I enjoyed! My sister and brother-in-law are foster parents to eight special needs kiddos in Haiti so I've always been drawn to the work of Tim Tebow's foundation and this book just confirmed that I think they're doing great work. Tim does a great job reminding us that even when the circumstances around us fall apart, we still have our identity in Christ.
Gabi Sutton
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If Tim purposely wrote this book to encourage and inspire believers to a more active faith- he just won the Heisman- again. I read parts aloud to my husband and we were both moved by Tim's stories of how God has worked through him to get the message of His love out. I am encouraged, and hopeful, and have a new resolve to love God and love people today. A refreshing, easy read!
Reese
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shaken by Tim Tebow
A review by: Reese Lugbill

From the book Shaken Tim Tebow says, “The journey of faith isn’t easy. Life isn’t easy. But when you are united to Jesus by faith, you can begin to move mountains. Listen you’re going to doubt. You’re going to fall short. You’re going to struggle on some days. But know that God loves you. Know that he has an amazing plan for your life” (202).
This book is very inspirational. Before I started reading the book I thought of Tebow as this really good footb
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fuminator
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I think of Tim Tebow, I think of Philippians 2:15. While I imagined him as (pardon me for saying it), a cookie-cutter Christian before I read this book, I learned that he is not so. The book starts with the story of how he was cut from one team, bounced to the next team, and eventually wanted by no team. He openly discusses his frustrations in this book and I sensed that he went through some dark periods. The way he comes out of his dark periods is the main objective of this book and he rev ...more
Wayne Keeley
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book Review by Wayne J. Keeley

Tim Tebow was a college football champion, Heisman trophy winner, drafted in the first round of the 2010 Draft. Then he had a miracle playoff run with the Denver Broncos before being traded to the New York Jets. After one season he was cut by New York. Next he was signed by the New England Patriots then let go after training camp—a scenario that repeated itself the following summer with the Philadelphia Eagles. Tim Tebow has achieved big victories and plunged the de
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Stacie Boren
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I purchased this book from Amazon to #buddyread with my friend Kayla. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Shaken by Tim Tebow. I have always been a Tim Tebow fan from the moment he was a Florida Gator to the day he was cut from the NFL and even when he played college ball I made a remark to my children and said, "The world is not ready for what Tebow represents." My kids told me I was crazy, they said Mom he will make it he's a great ball player.  Turns out he went to the NFL kept as low a profile as ...more
Stephen Wilhoit
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What I loved most about this impactful book was its insight into balancing not just the things which would seemingly define us as being a "success" with an understanding into our more difficult times.

I also liked that specific instances in which Tebow felt he may have not been treated fairly didn't devolve into a tell-all, name-calling opportunity. Instead, in those cases, he was often careful to NOT name the party whom he felt had instigated the slight.

Off-the-field accomplishments inspired m
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Marissa Hanson

Personal Response: I personally feel like this book is very powerful and inspirational. The theme itself talks about faith and god. When Tebow was stuck mentally after he was let loose from his former football team, he had learned to overcome certain obstacles that were blocking his goal for reaching Quarterback one day. I think its an overall powerful message being let out. The simple fact to not give up when you are at your lowest because you never know what great can come out of something so
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Veronica Hill
This book has lots of motivational sayings and stories that will help you get back to your faith with God. It is easy to think your life is supposed to go one way and when it doesn't get upset. The problem is that we usually get mad at God because we think we know better than He does. Tim Tebow reminds us, it is okay to get mad, but know that God is always on our side. I also read the devotional of this on YouVersion and watched the videos on RightNow Media. I think the book was the best. It had ...more
Colin Moseley
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great read from Tim Tebow's life experiences. His life has been about way more than playing football, where he's had plenty of highs and plenty of lows. Tim's always striving to remember whose he is. He and I are children of God and his love is what we need to gravitate to. In this book, Tim encourages us in a lot of ways but one thing he encouraged me most in is that the world's opinion has no bearing on what God would call a success. Also, all God needs from me is a willing heart. He will ch ...more
Ben Denison
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Started this book with my daughter and she dropped off halfway through, so it sat a couple of months.

Picked it back up to finish this weekend. It is really pretty good. One of the things so interesting and unique about Tebow is the amount of criticism the guy gets for being such a nice guy. He’s never rude, mean, arrogant, but endured the most mocking/criticism from folks that haven’t achieved 1/100 of what he has in his life.

His life lessons on fighting through adversity, criticism, and disappo
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Randy Tramp
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a heart full of the love of God. Tim Tebow tells his story, including his inner feelings. On the top of the world, to the bottom of the valley, he expresses it all.

The stories he used to illustrate his points were right on. Personal lives of the people he came across became part of his own story. Isn't that just like the body of Christ? Makes me wonder when we get to heaven how much everyone will be entwined with each other.

This is one book, I'll long remember. The work Tim does for those s
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Jamie Bowen
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Tim Tebow has a lot to be angry about, recognised as the Best College Footballer in America by winning the Heisman Trophy, his dream of being a quarterback in the NFL comes true. He leads his team to the playoffs, the future looks rosy and then he gets released and struggles to find another team. Through all this his faith in God gives him a strength and stops the anger and resentment which would be normal from taking over his life. This is his story of how being shaken has helped him find great ...more
Luke
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
From what I have read about this book, Tebow's perspective on adversity really touched me in an emotional and relatable way. I say this because his foundation back to god is so strong through everything he's gone through especially some of the people he got to meet along his way through different careers etc. He installs in this novel that God has a plan for you no matter how hard it may seem at the moment. I give this book a four star rating just because it does get a bit repetitive when he tri ...more
Isaac Carter
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a great way to really learn about Tim Tebow’s highs and lows and how to get through them. He guides us through our highs and lows in this book. It did get kind of boring at times, but always had a good part to make up for those parts. I watched Tim Tebow in college and the nfl so I liked reading his book learning more about his career and life. I would recommend for football fans and mostly guys ages 14-18.
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Tim Tebow is one of the most accomplished players in college football history. A two-time winner of the NCAA National Football Championship with the University of Florida, Tim is also the first-ever sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. He then went on to become a two-time winner of the Maxwell Award for the nation’s top football player, while also winning the Davey O’Brien Award for the nation’s b ...more
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