Saturday, February 4, 2012

Book Review: Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow

I've been wanting to read this book ever since it's debut.  Why I hadn't just bought myself a copy, I don't  know.  When I found it on I immediately requested it.

I am a huge Tim Tebow fan. I have been since his days at Florida.  My mom, not a football fan, saw him  play and knew there was something special about the kid.   I believe this was his second year at Florida,  before the Heisman and before the first National Championship with him as a starter (this would be the year 2007).  He was just a college quarterback trying to  make his way through the SEC.  It's tough being a Georgia fan rooting for the Florida Gators, but Tebow  was just that good.  When Sporting News printed the letter from George W. Bush to Tim Tebow it cemented everything.  This kid wasn't just a football player, he was a Christian.  He wasn't just a  Christian.  He was a big-time Christian.  Many athletes call themselves Christians and they are, but this  kid walked the walk, talked the talk, thought the thought, lived the life.  He was.  He is. 

The book is very simple.  It feels like he's talking or telling the story to a young child.  It does make it easy to read and I like that.  What I found a little boring was how stretched out the book felt with so many chapters on each football season.  Even as a sports fan, it's a little much.  Repetitive, that's what it is.

Tim Tebow is a very dedicated man.  He goes above and beyond what is asked of him.  He doesn't just do well because of his faith, but because of the hard work and dedication he puts into everything he does.  He's also a very emotional guy. 

Every trial, every thing that happens Tim believes is a message from God. I believe that, too.  He gets hurt and he wants to know what God's trying to teach him.  Lose, what is God saying there (you can't pray for victory, for one thing). It's amazing how much he relies on God. I love it.

Too bad this book was written before this season.  I would love to get Tim Tebow's thoughts on that.

What really stinks is the netgalley version did not include PICTURES (and I know there were some because one of the Q&As references one).  Maybe I'll have to get my hands on a hard copy so I can look at them.

I give the book 4/5 stars.  I read it for pleasure and as a request on

1 comment:

  1. reat inspiration to read with my daughter!
    Reading this with my daughter has been a gift I'll treasure forever. I hadn't expected a young man to have much wisdom to share just being so young (and he addresses that nicely), but I have found more than just the story enjoyable - the book has been a great conversation piece for me with my 10 year old daughter.