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Shaken: Young Reader's Edition: Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way

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The New York Times best-selling author and Heisman Trophy winner shares a vision for young Christians still forming their identity and finding their God-given purpose--even when life doesn't go as planned.

Beloved sports icon Tim Tebow was a college football champion and a first-round draft pick--but then he was traded and eventually cut. In Shaken Young Reader's Edition,
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Waterbrook Press
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Anna-Catherine Kueng
I dont understand football. I dont keep up with athletes. In fact, I probably still couldnt tell you the teams Tim Tebow has played for even though I just read Shaken. All I know is that I have the deepest respect for him. Regardless of getting cut from teams, being criticized by the media, etc., Tebows life is successful because he knows abundant life only comes through Jesus Christ. Tebows humility is inspiring in a world where people constantly boast about themselves and their talents. Tebow ...more
Lovely Loveday
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tim Tebow writes from the heart in this very spiritual, uplifting, and inspirational book. He shares his own experiences with stories of ups and downs. This book has an overall message of love, hope, and faith in God. Throughout this book there is scripture and reflection. A perfect read for anyone who needs encouragement. This book would make a great gift or a nice treat for yourself.
Ali C
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, in a way it made me miss God. Tim Tebow recounts his struggles and failings in a personable and genuine way which was much different than your average joe celebrity. I loved the parts in which he relates the different times he spent with kids dealing with serious illnesses and being inspired by their positive and resilient attitudes towards life. Not ashamed to say I shed a tear or two.
M.J. Richmond
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a big Tim Tebow fan and this book was recommended to me by a friend. It was a great read and I highly recommend it to all my friends. Tim is a great role model and he has inspired many people but he lets you know many times in this book that he is not perfect. He leads by faith and has a great story to motivate anyone through hard times
Skylar Newbury
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I saw that he would write a young readers copy of his original book, that I read and loved, I was ecstatic! I adore Tim with everything he does, and this book is no different!

The book starts off with Tim going through a tough time in his life, getting let off from the Eagles. He explains how he got through it and how we can all get through tough times by letting God lead us and remembering his love for us. Throughout the book he let's us into the kid's life's that he has worked with and how
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shaken is a very spiritual, uplifting, and inspirational book. TimTebow writes from the heart. His message is clearly written with many stories from his own experienceshis ups and downs. It is a universal message of love, hope, and faith in ourselves and in God. There are many stories of encouragement, resiliency, and about making a difference in this world, not only for ourselves, but others we encounter. ...more
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tim Tebow writes candidly about his difficulties in football and emphasizes energetically how his connection to God is what helps him through life. Tebow encourages young readers that their identity in God is what's ultimately important, and never changes even though when go through ups and downs.

I wasn't familiar with Tim Tebow before this book, I'm not a big football fan, but I'm looking forward to learning more about him. His message to young people is very encouraging. He's an inspiration
Dawn Rodriguez
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a truly inspiring! Not only do you get to know the true Timmy Tebow you learn so much more about having faith and love in God.
Candy | Evianrei
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I never though I'd read a book by Tim Tebow. For one, I had no idea who he was, (well I mean, I sort of did, my husband mentioned some football player that 'tebowed' but it didn't click in my head that this was the guy until I read the first two chapters). This book fell into my lap as a tutoring read, I tutor one kid with his reading, writing, and memory a couple days a week and he chose this book.

To be honest, I really rather liked the book. We both (tutor student and I) thought this book was
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Shaken by Tim Tebow talks about how we can fight to stay strong in life, no matter what comes our way. Tim shared many stories of challenges that he faced throughout his life and football career. In these challenges the way he got through them were his convictions. When he shares his stories I can relate to them and its very inspiring. I really liked this book.
The book starts off talking about Tim getting cut from the New England Patriots. He was very disappointed and it
Valerie McEnroe
I had a hard time figuring out what rating to give this book. In the end, I had to decide whether to rate it on sports or religion. From a sports perspective, it's just ok, and I would have rated it lower. There's not as many football stories as I would have liked. Tebow definitely could have dug deeper into specific games, plays, conversations, etc. to appeal to a wider fan base. The football component is pretty limited and generalized. He talks mainly about his brief time with the Jets, ...more
I did not know there is a Shaken for adults (Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms) until receiving this young-readers edition from my public library book request. I may sometime read the other, but this was great. I plan to order it to send to grandchildren, through whose eyes I would often find myself reading it.

Tim is honest about his struggles and genuinely expresses his faith. Also inspiring are the stories of young people he has met and served through his
In this young reader's version of his memoir, Tim Tebow talks about his life, and especially his football career, in terms of his Christian faith. He talks about the many challenges that he has faced and how his God and his faith have helped him through these difficult times. He relates them to things that students and young people may struggle with and how they may be able to cope with them if they were to also have a personal relationship with God.
Overall, I found this book to be too much
Harrison Hall
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book that I read is called Shaken. The author of my book is by Tim Tebow in this book, Tim talks about how God helped through his up and downs in his football career. Following a great football career with the Flordia Gators and an amazing playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season with them. I really liked the message that Tebow was told throughout the story. It got me thinking about a lot of things. I would recommend this ...more
Jenny Claiborne
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always really admired Tim Tebow for his willingness to express his faith. This book is a wonderful way for him to show young readers that life's not about fame, popularity, or however we define "success." It's about what God has purposed for you. What an incredible role model! Loved the anecdotes and how he makes them relatable to what young people may be facing in their own lives at this moment. Uplifting read!
Kelly Howe
Probably more of a 2.5star rating. I liked it, but just ok!
Cecelia S.
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very inspiring

Tims expression of his faith and care for others really inspired my teenage boys. They could relate to Tim. The stories Tim shares in the book caused my sons to reflect on their own lives and what mattered to them. Definitely inspirational and well worth the read!
Feb 07, 2020 rated it liked it

This was my first audiobookever! I have read the original novel prior, not the Young Readers Edition until this audiobook and it is very similar. However, the audience is different as was the intention.

What I love about this novel is how he relates his personal struggles with athletics. The similes, the sports references, and the vulnerability that Tebow portrays brings him back down to reality. While his life may seem perfect, readers learn of his
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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 nations top football player, while also winning the Davey OBrien Award for the nations best ...more

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