Tim Tebow: Through My Eyes
by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker
Copyright 2011 by Timothy R. Tebow
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. -Ephesians 4:32”(37)
This quote comes from Chapter 12. Every chapter begins with a quote from the Bible. The quotes show just how much Tim Tebows relationship with God means to him. I really liked this quote because forgiveness is a huge part of life these days. Treat people the way you want to be treated and always be forgiving is the meaning behind this quote.
The last half of this book is even more story telling from Tim Tebow. Tebow talks a lot about his best and worst games as a Florida Gator. It also talks about his career as a Denver Bronco. My favorite story he told was about his game as a Florida Gator in 2008 against the Georgia Bulldogs. He discussed how nervous he was for the game and how much the game meant to him. At the time, the Florida Gators were ranked #5 in the polls and the Georgia Bulldogs were #8. He mentioned how good the Georgia defense was that year and just how explosive they were and that this game would be one of the biggest games/battles of his life. Little did he know that he would have one of the best games of his life. Tim Tebow ended that game with about 200 yards rushing and passing and he scored 5 touchdowns to lead his team to a 49 to 10 victory. In the last half it also talked about how hard he worked in the off-season and his best off-season was when he graduated from college and was making the transition to the pros. He was drafted in 2010 by the Denver Broncos. In his 2011 season as a Bronco he got the start in his 6th game due to the Broncos benching their starting QB Orten. In his first start, he led the Broncos to a come-from-behind 18–15 overtime victory against the Miami Dolphins, after being down 15–0 with less than three minutes left in the game. Tebow led the team to six wins in their next eight games and into the playoffs. The Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card game of the playoffs before losing to the New England Patriots in the division championship game, ending Tebow’s first season as the Broncos starting quarterback. The book ends with Tebow saying that he doesn’t know what his future holds after this season.After that 2011 season, Tebow was then traded to the Jets. After one season as a Jet, he was listed as a free agent and hasn’t played a game since. I found this book extremely motivating and inspiring. I liked it because even the greatest athletes have set backs and they find a way to overcome them. I reccomend this book to any sports fan or anyone who loves an inspirational story.