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Tim Tebow Wins 2017 Christian
Book of Year Award for SHAKEN
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 5, 2017) The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has announced the winners of its 2017 Christian Book Awards and the Christian Book of the Year went to Tim Tebow for Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms, a New York Times best-seller published by WaterBrook, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. The Christian Book Awards are among the oldest and most prestigious prizes in Christian publishing, honoring the year’s finest in Christian publishing since 1978. The 2017 awards were presented on May 2 at the ECPA Leadership Summit in Colorado Springs.
The Christian Book of the Year is the top book award in the Christian Book Award program, and recognizes both excellence and significance of impact in Christian publishing. Of the 240 entries in this year’s program, one title was chosen from among the 59 finalists to represent Christian publishing’s elite in 2017.
In Shaken, the Heisman Trophy-winning Tebow shares glimpses of his journey, the highs and the lows, telling how he stayed grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism and intense media scrutiny. Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising NFL playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets, then released after one season.
More recently in the fall of 2016, he signed a professional baseball contract with the New York Mets and is currently playing for the Mets’ Single A affiliate the Columbia Fireflies. Through it all, Tebow continues the work of the Tim Tebow Foundation, which he began in 2010.
View all of the 2017 Christian Book Award winners here.
WaterBrook will be publishing two forthcoming books from Tim Tebow this year: one for homeschoolers, Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters. (May 16), and Shaken: The Young Readers Edition (September 19).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tim Tebow is a two-time national college football champion, Heisman Trophy winner, and first-round NFL draft pick. After playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tebow joined SEC Nation on ESPN. He also contributes to a variety of other ESPN platforms. Tebow is pursuing a new professional career in baseball and recently signed a contract with the New York Mets. In October of 2016, he released Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms, an immediate New York Times best-seller appearing on the list for 11 weeks and was named ECPA’s Christian Book of the Year for 2017. Through everything, Tebow’s true passion is 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 children around the world.