By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service (Book Review)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (ANS – August 7, 2016) – In his new book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms (WaterBrook), former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has pulled back the curtain on his life, sharing for the first time the vulnerable moments of his career.
As the youngest Heisman Trophy winner and an NFL first round draft pick, Tebow has experienced victory and defeat, both on and off the field. In his inspiring new book, Tebow explains how, against all odds, his faith in God has set the foundation for an identity that can never be Shaken.
The book, to be released on October 5, 2016, and written with A. J. Gregory, will captivate and encourage readers with Tebow’s personal and professional life stories, such as when he was cut from the New England Patriots, his visit with a prisoner on suicide watch or the amazing spirit of Chelsie, the college freshman who battled cancer and kept her unending devotion to the Lord until the very end. Anyone who has been on the receiving end of rejection, broken dreams or heartbreak will be motivated by his message.
“Even if you’ve lost something precious to you — a dream, a marriage, a child — I can’t tell you exactly the purpose or plan, or what the future holds, but I will say that He is loving, He is sovereign; and that although your heart may be broken in a million pieces, He will never leave or forsake you. And He can and will use even the bad to orchestrate good.”
Tebow currently works as a sports broadcaster with the SEC Network and is a host of the FOX reality TV show “Home Free.” He remains one of the most recognized and highly regarded names associated with faith and football.
During NFL games, he would paint under his eyes, the Scripture references, including EPH 2: 8-10, which reads, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (NIV)
Tim Tebow grew up the son of missionaries, and even after moving to Florida as a child, he returned to the Philippines as a teenager–to spread God’s word, and do the Lord’s work, by serving the needy. He carried that calling with him to the University of Florida, where in addition to leading the Gators to two national championships, and winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007, he also devoted himself to charity–raising money for pediatric cancer patients and disadvantaged children.
Tim Tebow Foundation
In 2010, his vision took shape in the Tim Tebow Foundation. The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation fulfills this mission every day by making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses, building Timmy’s Playrooms in children’s hospitals, providing life-changing surgeries to children of the Philippines through the Tebow CURE Hospital, sponsoring Night to Shine, a nationwide prom for people with special needs, providing care for orphans in four countries and adoption aid grants for families who choose to adopt an international child with special needs.
His personal website is: http://timtebow.com.
For more information, please contact Lisa Beech, Assistant Director of Publicity, WaterBrook & Multnomah, 0: 719-2681917, C: 719-439-9403.
Photo captions: 1) Book cover. 2) Tim Tebow with his one of his famous scripture verses painted on his face. 3) Tim Tebow visiting one of the pediatric cancer patient his foundation helps. 4) Norma and Dan Wooding on a reporting assignment for ANS. (Bryan Seltzer).
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 75, is an award-winning winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, Alfred and Anne Wooding, who then worked with the Sudan Interior Mission, now known as SIM. He now lives in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for some 53 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of the ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS), and is also the author of some 45 books. He also has one weekly radio show and two TV shows all based in Southern California.
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