It’s not really a stretch to say that Tim Tebow and the Bible verse John 3:16 are linked in the minds of many Americans. Tens of millions of Americans googled that very verse after the dynamic and charismatic young quarterback had the Scripture painted on his eye black while playing in the 2009 NCAA college football national championship game for the University of Florida.
But that wasn’t the end of his connection to the verse in the public eye.
In an interview with Harry Connick Jr. for the latter’s TV talk show, Harry, Tim Tebow tells the incredible, inspiring, and almost-too-crazy-to-be-true story of what happened during an NFL playoff game exactly three years later.
In this powerful book, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season.
In Shaken, Tebow talks about what he’s learned along the way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways.
You have to hear it to believe it.
The other cool connection is that, exactly one week after Tim Tebow had led the Denver Broncos past the Pittsburgh Steelers in that playoff game, we (Focus on the Family) were able to air a commercial featuring children reciting the powerful verse on national television during Tebow and the Broncos’ next playoff game.
Always a blessing to see the way God can move and work through willing hearts and hands.