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Book Review: Know Who You Are by Tim Tebow
Recently I was given the opportunity to review former NFL quarterback and current MLB outfielder Tim Tebow’s new book Know Who You Are, Live Like It Matters. It’s a character-based weekly devotional aimed at homeschooled students and is designed to be part of a 36-week high-school curriculum.
This concept intrigued me first of all because I’m a fan of Tebow and his ministry, and also because I was homeschooled all the way through K-12. (Class of 2009!) And Tim comes from a large family--he’s youngest of five—so I knew I would fully understand the family dynamics that comes with being in a large family. I still have some siblings being homeschooled as well, and I thought when I was done with this I would pass it on to them.
In Know Who You Are, Tim writes each lesson around a particular Bible verse, and tells a short story from his life to bring that verse to life and show teenagers how to apply it to their own lives to improve their character and become more of who God wants them to be. Subjects involve getting along with siblings, being honest, being trustworthy, using your talents to glorify God, and being courageous. But through the entire book, there is one subtle theme: You can make a difference, even though you’re a teenager.
I really admired how Tim is able to talk to teenagers in a way that speaks to them with authority and wisdom, without treating them like children. He can speak their language and still be an authority figure.
The lessons are short, only having a couple of pages of the lesson and then a couple of journaling prompts to encourage them to apply the lesson to their life. It’s meant to be a weekly devotional, and I suggest doing that. The lessons are so short that it could be used as a daily devotional, but I don’t recommend that at all because each lesson is meant to be pondered and digested. I suggest doing the lesson on Monday morning and then focusing on that lesson and the accompanying verses all week long. Make it a point to talk about the lesson with your kids; study it more than once if you feel the need. Find ways to use the information, not just read it.
In the introduction, Tim wrote a note to homeschooling parents, thanking them for investing in the lives of their kids. I thought that was a great touch.
Mr Tebow also included a number of inspirational quotes from himself and other great leaders. My favorite is this one… “Jesus didn’t save you because you’re awesome. He saved you because He’s awesome.” --Tim Tebow
I loved the book. I’m so glad I got to review it, and I’m going to be passing it along to my school-age siblings. I know there is a lot of trashy stuff in the world today, but I’m glad that a few great young people are taking a stand for their faith. Tim Tebow is an awesome role model for kids to look up to. Sadie Robertson is another.
For more information about Tim Tebow and his ministry, visit his official website. Tim Tebow is a MLB player, a two-time national college football champion, first round NFL draft pick, Heisman trophy winner, and author of the New York Times bestseller Shaken.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Blogging for Books. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. The opinions and text are entirely my own. If I had disliked the book, I would have said so.