I wanted to read Shaken because one of the speakers at Alpha, our adult faith formation group, quoted it. I was a little concerned that it wouldn’t speak to me. I was really looking for something to recommend to my husband.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review. To be honest, I started it and didn’t give it a fair chance. It’s riddled with football statistics, jargon and references that I didn’t understand. I’m not a fan of football and I live in Canada. Fortunately, I picked it up again in the quiet of January and read it all. Tim Tebow is an athlete, but that isn’t his first calling. He’s first and foremost a follower of Jesus. He wants to go where Jesus would want him to go. He encourages us to see ourselves the way God sees us and live the life that we were meant to live.
The book isn’t just about sports. Tebow tells us the humble details of the ups and downs of his career and the enlightenment that he has gained through his ministry. We accompany him as he uplifts the sick and marginalised at home) and abroad. Other inspirational people, with stories that support Tebow’s experiences, appear throughout the book.
Shaken (Shop Amazon CAN | US) is a good read for men, teen boys, and football fans. It will pull you out of your slump and set you on a path to success in Jesus. It’s humble and honest. Charming and funny at times. If you’re not a sports fan, but you are looking for a Christian book with an unusual perspective, give this one a try.