Book Review: Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow

tim-tebow-shakenWhat happens when your dreams for your life do not become a reality? What happens when life throws you a curve ball and you wonder what God is doing?  These are some of the questions that have gone through Tim Tebow’s head in the last few years as he has sought to follow God and pursue his dream as an NFL quarterback.  In Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms, Tebow takes readers on his personal journey to discover who he is and who God is calling him to be while leading us to discover these things for ourselves.

Tebow’s book focuses on the theme of knowing your own foundation for your identity.  If our foundation is in our performance, another person, or our dreams, that foundation will fail when these things are challenged in the storms of life.  The only true and abiding foundation for our identities is found in a relationship with Jesus and who He says that we are.  This truth is one that Tebow has learned to cling to in difficult times and an important truth that he also calls readers to personally embrace.

Shaken is filled with stories of people who Tebow has met that have had different challenges and how God has used him to help encourage them.  From prisoners to cancer patients to kids with disabilities, Tebow shows and challenges readers that God can use each and every one of us to make a difference in the lives of those who find themselves in storms.  God has a plan and a mission to bless the world through us and Tebow challenges us to embrace that plan.

Shaken is a personal and challenging book that invites readers to build their lives on an abiding foundation, trust God in difficult times, and allow God to use them to change the world.  This is an easy to read book that will encourage readers to follow Jesus more faithfully and find their true value in Him.