As a Christian homeschool mother and former athlete, I was definitely interested in reading and reviewing Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow (with Nathan Whitaker). For those of you who don’t know, Tim Tebow is currently the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. He is a former quarterback for the Florida Gators, winner of two BCS National Championships, and the first sophomore to ever win the Heisman trophy. Amidst all of the accolades and achievements, Tim Tebow is a Christian, who is open about his faith.
The son of Christian missionaries, Tebow details his early years-from the circumstances of his birth in the Philippines, to his home-schooled upbringing, to his parent’s emphasis on developing his character and deepening his belief whenever possible. Setting the record straight, he tells the story of his long and difficult path to becoming a quarterback, a path that was blocked at every stage by coaches telling him he’d never make it, that he should just give up and switch positions. Yet despite the critics, he believed-not just in himself, but in the plan that God had laid out for him-and time after time his determination and dedication proved his detractors wrong…Tebow writes about life as he chooses to live it, revealing how his Christian faith, family values, and relentless will to succeed have molded him into the person and athlete he is today. (HarperCollins Publishers)
My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book because I have been very intrigued by Tim Tebow for quite awhile. I have been so impressed with how he has carried himself and I admire his open profession of his faith. I appreciate that he has used his platform to bring glory to God and has proved to be a great role model. I was very interested in reading about his homeschool upbringing and how it influenced the man he is today. To be completely honest, I would really love to read a book written by his mother. I would love to know even more about how she raised him to have such a impressive balance between being an superior athlete, an excellent student, and most importantly, a God-fearing man! I would love to just sit down and pick her brain!
Here are a few of the interesting tidbits of Tebow’s life, documented in Through My Eyes, that have directly influence my thoughts on raising my own kids.
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