We are huge fans of Tim Tebow‘s at our house. We’ve always appreciated his integrity, humility, and example. And we especially loved that he was homeschooled, and that his family spent time on the mission field! So when we found out that he had a new book that sounded as though it were right up our alley, we were so excited! Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters is Tebow’s new book written just for homeschool teens. We received a free copy to use and review in our homeschool.
What is Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters?
Co-written by Tim Tebow and A.J. Gregory, this book is a 36-week devotional that is perfect for teens, especially those in high school. It’s divided into weekly devotionals, where Tim shares from the Bible and his own experiences (both positive and negative) in a friendly manner that teens will easily relate to. The book is divided into these four sections:
- Know Who You Are
- Don’t Sweat It; God’s Got It
- Others Matter
- Live Bigger
Each chapter begins with a key Bible verse, then Tim shares about a variety of topics (“You + God = A Winning Team;” “It’s Not All About the Don’ts;” “Look Who’s Watching;” “Listen and Learn;” “God’s Got a Plan;” “Show Love, Show Jesus;” and thirty others. Next, sections entitled “In Your Own Words” gives students the opportunity to journal as they answer questions about their own struggles and successes, their relationships with God, and their own hopes and dreams. The chapters close with “Something To Think About,” a quote or a few sentences to help them continue to think on what they’ve learned or experienced with God or others as they move forward.
My own thoughts about Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters
I am so impressed with this book. I absolutely loved it as I read through it in preparation for this review. Tim’s words are so helpful and encouraging, yet absolutely based on the truths of the Bible, presented in ways that teens will both enjoy and learn and grow from. He shares about his own successes, yet is honest and open about the challenges he faced. He talks about going from the highs (like being drafted for the Denver Broncos) to the lows (being traded to another team, and then traded again to others) and what he learned himself from those struggles. I believe that Tebow was a strong man of faith before those experiences, yet God has clearly used them to grow him deeper in his own walk. And he can articulate those experiences in ways that will encourage teens. Everyone’s not going to be a Heisman Trophy winner; but everyone will face a challenging situation and needing to depend on God that much more deeply.
Teens experience a LOT in their high school years. It is such a time of enormous emotional, physical, and spiritual change with teens varying in the highs and lows they walk through. But I believe that Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters would be fantastic for all teens who’d like to learn more about God, their own identities, and the ways they can walk through both good times and challenging times.
I loved this book; and I think that both homeschoolers as well as teens who attend public or private school will be encouraged in both their lives and their spiritual walks. I absolutely recommend it!
More on Tim and this great new book:
If you’d like to see more of Tim and hear about this book, click on this video link and you can hear more in his own words as he’s interviewed by Kathie Lee Gifford.
You can also download the first chapter of Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters by clicking on free chapter 1 download.
And in closing, I just have to recommend this great book again. If you’re looking for an inspirational devotional/journal for your teen, try Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters!
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