I would, without a doubt, give this book 5 stars. Tebow is such a great person to look up to, you never hear him doing anything wrong, he is never seen with a bunch of women, never seen drinking, etc. Or perhaps it's because his teammates believe in his competitive spirit and respond accordingly when their backs are against the wall. In a world where Christianity seems to be getting attacked pretty regularly, it is nice for many to have a role model who shares his Christianity openly and without apology. At a young age, Tim was very talented at baseball and football. Is a good football book. He then went on to become a two-time winner of the Maxwell Award for the nation’s top football player, while also winning the Davey O’Brien Award for the nation’s b. Tim Tebow is one of the most accomplished players in college football history. The true life story of Lindy Chamberlain and her recount of a dingo taking her baby. Special times indeed. At times in the autobiography, it did sound like Tebow was bragging a bit when he detailed the wins that he and his teammates achieved, but Tebow even prefaced the discussion about those games with a reference to the fact that it couldn't have been done without God's help. I'm not religious, but I respect the man to the utmost for his impeccable character and his willingness to help those less fortunate. He is the founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation which was started to bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in the darkest hour of need, and in April 2010, Tim was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He was passionate and we could relate to that, despite the fact that he has talent that most of us could only dream of. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Six months later, she gave birth to what would be one of the greatest quarterbacks in history of college football. Character, drive, positive attitude. Tim has wrapped this book with hints of the Gospel, life lessons, and determination you once had but forgot because the world got busy. There is nothing like reading a history or biography book and being so completely transported to another time and place that you find... Meet Tim Tebow: He grew up playing every sport imaginable, but football was his true passion. May 31st 2011 Through My Eyes Hardcover – Illustrated, September 1, 1999 by Ruby Bridges (Author) › Visit Amazon's Ruby Bridges Page. To me, he has changed the face of college football and now has the ability to do that in the NFL and this book explains why he has such a passion for Jesus and why he is so verbal and comfortable with talking about it every chance he gets. Way to go, Tim! Tim, the latest God-fearing sports sensation. Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow and Nathan Whitaker. Overall, if you are at all a fan of Tim Tebow, this book is a MUST read! In fact, my son and I stood in line for over four hours on Thursday, June 9th in Gainesville, Florida so he could sign my book. Through My Eyes is the autobiography of Ruby Bridges, one of the first black students to integrate an all-white elementary school. I think if I had read this when I was 10 or 11 I would’ve enjoyed it more. I also like this book, because I thought Tim Tebow was pretty good quarterback when he played for the Florida Gators. After his service in Vietnam, Bob continually struggled with nightmares, haunting memories of the war, and the continuing effects of malaria. With Miranda Otto, Craig McLachlan, Peter O'Brien, Steven Vidler. Who could refuse their son and not read a gifted book? I certainly did! I enjoyed reading behind the scenes, the true story--through little Ruby's eyes! An authentic and honest young man who focuses on making use of his God-given talent while giving the glory to God. Reading a book like this is like. Anyone part of "Gator-nation" or those with ties to the University of Florida will likely rate this book 5 stars before reading it - and wish there were 6 stars following completion of the book. Last December of 2016, I had gotten Tim's book SHAKEN as book mail one day and at a family gathering just a few days before Christmas, I decided or thought that I should get this one as well. A summary of Bram Stoker's Dracula. I enjoyed the clarity of type on a backlit screen. This book taught me just how hard it is to get into the NFL and how hard it is to get to start on a College Football team. Yes, I was as surprised as you are that I picked up an autobiography about a sports' figure. I love Tim Tebow. I also wish that the book would’ve had more about his pro-ball career because only one chapter focused on it. Has scripture in the book. To see what your friends thought of this book, Picking up this book from the library, I noticed that it seemed more slight than its page count would suggest -- it had the big font I had last seen in. The book dealt with football, religion and then his personal life [which is mostly religion and football!] Through My Eyes, is an inspirational story about Ruby Bridges and the racial events she encountered growing up. He is a natural born leader and his 6 fourth quarter/overtime comebacks this season made even atheists like myself think that just maybe there was divine intervention involved. Folks, I am not a fan of autobiographies, mostly I like to read what others thought of the person. Now, in THROUGH MY EYES, Tebow brings readers everywhere an inspirational memoir about life as he chose to live it, revealing how his faith and family values, combined with his relentless will to succeed, have molded him into the person that he is today. It is a "Young Readers" edition of Tebow's New York Times Bestselling autobiography, Through My Eyes. Generally speaking this book is extremely easy to read and to understand especially if you are a football fan. We’d love your help. Tebow is such a great person to look up to, you never hear him doing anything wrong, he is never seen with a bunch of women, never seen drinking, etc. On November 14, 1960, a tiny six-year-old black child, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. But I am glad I did. I wanted to read more about Tebow and his personal life. Tim Tebow is an inspiration. Reading this book made me realize how hard it is to make it into a professional sport. “Strong leaders encourage you to do things for your own benefit, not just theirs.”, “If I’ve already thought through a situation and have a response prepared ahead of time in the event temptation rears its ugly head, it is that much easier to resist.”. Tim Tebow played college football at the University of Florida. Tim writes about his life as he chooses to live it, revealing how his Christian faith, his family values, and his … Encouraged by his parents, he played league football and then high school football at a local high school since. It talks about the origins of a very famous man and former NFL player named Tim Tebow. I'm not religious, but I respect the man to the utmost for his impeccable character and his willingness to help those less fortunate. he is someone that many people can say children should look up to. Overall to read about the spiritual side of Tim Tebow how he trusts God so much is very inspiring and makes you admire how he believes so much in a higher being and how he achieved so much in his collegiate career. Moving on to the University of Florida, he continued a stellar football career. I love that my son was so thoughtful and got me this book. About Bob Bob was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1967 and was sent to Vietnam as a combat infantryman. I am not a die hard football fan so of course it had too much football in it! I already had so much respect for Tim Tebow, and after reading this I can truly say he is a fantastic role model and one of the rare genuine people in this world. I was hesitant at first but for some reason I ended up buying it. We've all seen the picture, the teeny, tiny girl flanked by giant white men. It is clearly written for Gators fans, by a Gators fan. He is one of the persons I would like to be alike because as said in the book he always look the best way to help others. Of-course, some may argue that Tim Tebow was just that kind of person all along, but I choose to believe that how a person handles challenges and success directly correlates to. Anyone part of "Gator-nation" or those with ties to the University of Florida will likely rate this book 5 stars before reading it - and wish there were 6 stars following completion of the book. I am a 13 year old reader, who has a hard time finding a book that I’d enjoy reading. Awesome book about an Awesome role model ... even for us adults !! It didn't keep his interest. Others who are quoted help to tell her story, including her mother, Lucille Bridges, her teacher, Barbara Henry, and her child psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Coles. It starts off by giving some background info like about how Tim almost died at birth. Couldn't beat Michigan though#GoBlue#TheDayIBecameAFanAtAge5. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Dracula and what it means. Tim has done many charity work in many places like the Philippines thought his life. Do the quotations and photographs help you envision Ruby's lif… Tebow may be one of the best college players ever. The story covers high school to college extensively but only last chapter really talks at surface level of pro career. I chose this article because it talks about "tebowing" which is the pose Tim does to pray to god after the game. He always talks about how much his family has been blessed.I was able to relate to his childhood because my parents always wanted to be the biggest influence in my life. He lives in Colorado. This made the people knew what his personality truly was. It then moves on to his childhood and how he grew up. This guy worked his tail off to get better every day and he enjoyed a huge amount of success. Even though it may be an autobiography, Tim Tebow describes and explains what has happened throughout his life in and out of football, including the meaning behind the signature “Tebow” pose and the John 3:16 eye blacks. I try to look at things through the student's eyes when coming up with my curriculum. I just do not find them interesting, but I knew I had to read Tebow's book because he is my role model. Even from an early age, Tim has always had the drive to be the best player and person that he could be. The book Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow is a fairly new Autobiography that he has come out with. Tim Tebow never gave up and worked hard every day to build his muscles. Learn about Author Central. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I thought highly of Tim Tebow before reading his story. Of course, I am a big Tebow fan so the book had significance for me. I. I was hesitant at first but for some reason I ended up buying it. My decision to read this book did not stem from being a Florida fan, or a true follower of Tim Tebow. When Ruby first goes to school, escorted by U.S. Marshalls, … It's nice to hear his story from his point of view, especially the parts about what his college games were like. While other players spend their money on jewelry and cars, while carousing with women of questionable repute, Tebow funds hospitals in the Philippines and meets with terminally ill and disabled children after games. If you haven't heard of record-smashing singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, is there any hope for you? It was very interesting and I learned so much about Tim and his career. What he said was so true. Unlike many media darlings, the fame he enjoys (or doesn’t) is based in some part to… I really liked this book. In 2014, local Southern California Stand Up Paddle pioneer, Will Schmidt, successfully attempted what is now historically the first and only solo and largely unassisted stand up paddle of the Pacific Coast of the United States from Canada to Mexico. He then went on to become a two-time winner of the Maxwell Award for the nation’s top football player, while also winning the Davey O’Brien Award for the nation’s best college quarterback and the James E. Sullivan Award for the most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport. Personal Response: I thought the book was really good, because I like football and I am starting to like to read autobiographies. Who could refuse their son and not read a gifted book? Tim Tebow has lived a very dear and special life, one that makes me think of all the fun and joy I had as a kid, playing football and baseball, playing with my brothers and jus. LOVED. My decision to read this book did not stem from being a Florida fan, or a true follower of Tim Tebow. The muddled decisions still seem muddled, bad things still happen to believers, and great things can happen to nonbelievers. From growing up as a missionary kid to his record-setting college career with the Florida Gators, he shares how faith, family values, and determination have molded him into the person and athlete he is today. When I saw this was available at NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to read it. GAME. Start by marking “Through My Eyes” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Well, a few weeks later, a guy and friend I thought was it (even though he didn't know it but I started to feel something different after praying so much of what to do and wanting to give up but feeling like God was saying not to every time) had a girlfriend and totally broke me. It was an awesome read! Tim has done many charity w. This book is a very motivational and interesting book. The worst thing he revealed is a game he played on the sidewalks of NYC when he purposely walked in a direction toward couples holding hands and they were forced to drop their hands to let him pass! Refresh and try again. I especially loved reading about stories from his past. He is such an amazing person, and even though I do not believe he is the best NFL player ever, he will be one who will go down in history because of everything he does in his community, his passion for the game of football and how he never gives up. This book showed the inspiration and hardship behind Tim Tebow's life. If there is a Through My Eyes SparkNotes, Shmoop guide, or Cliff Notes, you can find a link to each study guide below. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I'm a pretty big fan of this guy and I think he got hosed by the NFL, but this book stops after his first season in Denver. Overall to read about the spiritual side of Tim Tebow how he trusts God so much is very inspiring and makes you admire how he believes so much in a higher being and how he achieved so much in his collegiate career. This is the story of Ruby Bridges' experiences being the first black student to integrate the William Frantz Public School in New Orleans in 1960. He also has a good sense of humor and has had some crazy things happen to him! It is also inspirational on an atheltic l. LOVED. He is the "real deal!" I will continue to root for you on the sidelines. Last December of 2016, I had gotten Tim's book SHAKEN as book mail one day and at a family gathering just a few days before Christmas, I decided or thought that I should get this one as well. There are snippets that are well written short pieces filled with emotion & motivation. I fully support books that would support kids to read more and for the time that this book came out I would like to believe it did just that. As a Broncos fan, I was interested to learn more of this amazing, faith-filled Christian young man. Directed by Brian McCulley. by Zondervan. It starts off by giving some background info like about how Tim almost died at birth. I guess you could say the 'Tebow-effect,' that so many describe, captured me as well.. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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