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Who are you when life is steady?
Who are you when storms come?
 
Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times.
 
In this powerful book, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season.
 
In Shaken, Tebow talks about what he’s learned along the way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways.
 
Though traveling hard roads is not easy, it’s always worth it!

Your Circumstances do not Define You,
Your Identity Does.
 
What do you do when life takes an unplanned detour? When the unexpected happens? When doubt or negativity tries to rise above your faith? Most of us can relate to these questions.
 
Through a dynamic lens of story and insight, Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow tells what he’s learned during the highs and the lows of his journey in the NFL. Shaken also features practical wisdom from the pages of Scripture and moving narratives of individuals—from celebrities to cancer patients—who have impacted Tebow’s life. Their inspiring stories will encourage you also to tackle fear, overcome bitterness, and take on the obstacles life throws at you.

Praise

“Tim Tebow is not an athlete—athlete is what Tim fills in on his tax return. That does not begin to tell the story of who he is. 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 Jovi, singer-songwriter

“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 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

“Whether or not you’ve followed Tim’s career, Shaken speaks to something we’ve all had to deal with—trusting God when the plans for our lives don’t work out as we expected. Tim shares his journey from the Broncos to the Jets to the Patriots and beyond with refreshing honesty. He comes alongside us as a friend and gives us hope for the days our lives take an unexpected turn. I am so grateful to call Tim my friend; his life and passion constantly inspire me! Whatever Tim does he does with all his heart, and this book reflects that incredible commitment! I love Tim, and by the end of this book, you will too!”
—Judah Smith, lead pastor of the City Church and New York Times best-selling author of Jesus Is _______.

“Shaken is everyone’s story. All of us know what it is to experience the best of days and the lowest of days. For Tim, he’s lived those days in public. I have the privilege to call Tim my friend and can tell you that with him, what you see is what you get, which seems rare these days! I appreciate how real and raw Tim is with his own struggles. In Shaken you will find great encouragement for your own life and faith.”
—Chris Tomlin, worship leader and songwriter

About Tim Tebow

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 contributes to a variety of other ESPN platforms. In fall 2016 he signed a baseball contract with the New York Mets. Through it all, Tim's true passion remains the work of the Tim Tebow Foundation which he began in 2010. The foundation's mission is to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation is fulfilling that mission every day by serving thousands of deserving children around the world.

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Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Oct 25, 2016

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 12

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Click Here to download the first chapter of Shaken by Tim Tebow About Shaken by Tim Tebow Who are you when life is steady? Who are you when storms come?   Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times. In this powerful book, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season. In Shaken, Tebow talks about what he’s learned along the way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways. Though traveling hard roads is not easy, it’s always worth it!  

Press Release

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Beverly Rykerd, brykerd@penguinrandomhouse.com/(719) 268-1935
Lisa Beech, lbeech@penguinrandomhouse.com/(719) 268-1917


Tim Tebow’s New Book Shaken Tackles Life’s Obstacles

 
Former NFL Quarterback’s Personal Stories on Fear, Rejection, Criticism and Identity
 
“All readers will be won over by Tebow's dedication and perseverance…” Publishers Weekly
“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 Jovi, singer-songwriter
 
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. 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. 
 
In his new book Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms (October 25, 2016, WaterBrook), Tebow offers for the first time 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 inspiried 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.”    

“In those places of doubt and even darkness I’ve realized that who I am has nothing to do with wins or losses, applause, or negative criticism,” Tebow continues. “It has to do with whose I am. Knowing this, I can live out what the king of ancient Israel wrote in Psalm 16:8: I have set the Lord continually before me; Because he is my right hand, I will not be shaken.”  

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 www.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. Tebow is pursuing a new professional career in baseball and has recently signed a contract with the New York Mets. Through everything Tebow’s true passion remains the work of the Tim Tebow Foundation, which he began in 2010. The foundation's mission is to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation is fulfilling that mission every day by serving thousands of deserving children around the world.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TimTebow   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

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Beverly Rykerd

By Dane Swanson

  What is it like to be at one time a NFL winner and then to find yourself no longer on the team?  Just where is your identity to be found? In what you are or who you can influence?   Tebow  doesn't use this as a memoir, I am sure there is lots to say about his time spend as a quarterback for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, but he chooses to relate how God allowed experiences in his life were used  to bring hope, faith,...

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By Lenzy Cornatzer

Great Book!  Tim is so genuine in the way he share's his life story.  He uses his athletic ability to give him a platform to share the gospel.  I highly recommend this to all people especially ages 14 and up.  In this book you will be challenged and encouraged.  Enjoy.

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By C Cheng

I received Shaken from Blogging For Books for a review; what a great book! I normally don't watch football, but I have a few friends in my life who are rabid fans. Tim Tebow is someone who I've always admired for his boldness in talking about his faith and his gratitude towards God. I really admired all the stories and lessons he shared from his life in this book, and plan to share it with my football fan friends. I'm sure they will enjoy...

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By Julie Hicks

This was a good read. We often think of those we see on television whether an actor or an athlete as being on top the world. This book goes into how you are there and know you have it. Then the next minute your world comes crashing down. Tim Tebow takes us through his journey of being "Shaken"to the core. He shows us how his faith in God helped him through this time. It is a great read for those of us enduring lifes storms. We often forget to...

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By Christine Tully

We've all know Tim Tebow. We've all heard about the many ups and downs that he faces in his life along with his most recent struggle, being cut from his NFL team, however theres a lot we didn't know about Tim as he faced his journey. From not having a car, a house, or a job we get a glimpse in how Tim picked up his life after he was Shaken. Today I'm going to share with you my thoughts on Tim's newest book Shaken.  I can't wait for you guys...

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