New York Times bestseller and 2017 Christian book of the year now available in paperback
Former NFL Quarterback’s Personal Stories on Fear, Rejection, Criticism and Identity
By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service
COLORADO SPRINGS, CA (ANS – February 12, 2018) — Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow knows a few things about highs and lows. He had a storybook college football career winning two national championships as a quarterback for the University of Florida. A first-round pick in the NFL draft, he led a sensational playoff run with the Denver Broncos two seasons later.
However, according to a news release, Tebow’s NFL dreams took an unexpected turn when he was traded to the New York Jets and then cut the following year. The next season he was let go after training camp by the New England Patriots.
A dream began to crumble!
Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms (February 6, 2018, Waterbrook) was on New York Times Bestsellers list for 10 weeks straight and named the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s 2017 Christian Book of the Year, among the oldest and most prestigious prizes in Christian publishing. In the book, Tebow offers a glimpse into his rollercoaster journey as a high-profile athlete and how it has helped shape and strengthen his faith.
Readers will be riveted as Tebow recalls being called into a head coach’s office knowing the news will be bad. They’ll feel Tebow’s sorrow when the reality sets in that he has no job, no car, no home and likely no future in the NFL. They will fight back tears as he shares the stories of critically ill children who have inspired him along the way and given him a new understanding of what it means to be strong and courageous.
Woven between the stories of his victories and disappointments are encouraging, hard-won lessons on the power of anchoring your identity in God. Through real-life stories and biblical truths, Tebow addresses topic such as:
- * Where self-identity comes from
- * Courage under pressure
- * Beating the voices of negativity
- * Staying true to who you are and what you believe
- * Making an impact
“One day, according to the world, I’m on top of my game, adored, praised and respected,” writes Tebow. “And the next, I’m at the bottom of the heap, cut, criticized and torn down. You know what I learned in the process? How important it is not to allow either the highs or the lows in life to determine who you are.”
Tebow’s experiences will connect with football fans and faith followers alike. Not only will readers be encouraged as they tackle life’s obstacles, they will also be inspired to make a difference.
For more information, visit https://waterbrookmultnomah.com/ or www.timtebow.com/shaken.
About the author: Tim Tebow is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. After playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tebow joined the SEC Network. In addition to his role on SEC Nation, the network’s traveling road show, Tebow also contributes to a variety of other ESPN platforms. In 2016 he signed a professional baseball contract with the New York Mets. Tim’s true passion remains the work of the Tim Tebow Foundation (TIF). Created in 2010, TIP’s mission is to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. Learn more at timtebowfoundation.org.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TimTebow and Twitter/Instagram: @TimTebow
Praise for Shaken:
“Tim has always inspired me with his dedication to grow and improve in all aspects of life, especially his faith. With this book, Tim encourages readers to keep moving and stay strong while battling life’s obstacles.” –CAM NEWTON, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers
“Shaken shows us a side of Tim Tebow that we’ve never gotten to see before. In this book, Tim comes alongside his reader and says, ‘I’ve been there too,’ and proceeds to show us how God is faithful even when our entire lives feel shaken to the core.” –MARK BATTERSON, pastor and New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker
“Tim is a remarkable example of one who combines strength and boldness with kindness and compassion, and I’m always encouraged to hear of how he is using his tremendous platform to share the love and truth of our Lord with those who need it most.” –RAVI ZACHARIAS, apologist, author, and president of RZIM
‘Tim is a role model, an inspiration to those who have a dream and are willing to accept life as a journey full of ups and downs.” –JON BON JOV1, singer-songwriter
Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms
ISBN 9780735289888 • Trade Paperback. 224pages • $15.99/$21.00 CAN
eBook: ISBN 9780735289871
For more information, please contact, Contact: Lisa Beech, Assistant Director of Publicity, Waterbrook — Multnomah, phone: (719) 268 1917, or e-mail: Ibeech@penguinrandomhouse.com
Photo captions: 2) Book cover. 2) Tim Tebow with the Denver Broncos (USA TODAY Sports Images) 3) Tim Tebow displays a scripture verse. 4) Dan Wooding with some of the many books he has written over a 50 year career in the media.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 77, is an award-winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, Alfred and Anne Wooding, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for nearly 55 years. The couple have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Dan has written numerous books over his 50 year career in the media.
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