Thursday, March 15, 2012

Book Review - Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow


Over the course of the last five years, Tim Tebow established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of college football and a top prospect of the NFL. During that time he amassed an unparalleled resume - winning two BCS national championships, becoming the first sophomore in NCAA history to win the Heisman trophy, and in the face of massive public scrutiny, being drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.

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. As the son of Christian missionaries, Tebow has a unique story to tell - from the circumstances of his birth, to his home-schooled roots, to his record-setting collegiate football career with the Florida Gators and everything else that took place in between.

At every step, Tebow's life has defied convention and expectation. While aspects of his life have been well-documented, the stories have always been filtered through the opinions and words of others. Through My Eyes is his passionate, firsthand, never-been-told account of how it really happened.


I love autobiographies. Especially of people in the media, as it very interesting to hear their story. But....I normally pick people that I am genuinely interested in. I read this book on a recommendation of a friend. It is a very good read as far as the "spiritual" part, as it is very rare to read about a young person with such a passion for God and following His will. After all the media coverage of Tebow and his weaknesses, it was very interesting to read about how strong a Christian he is.

But the football was 90% of it. And if you know me, you know I have no interest in sports. I will watch a game, but reading a play by play of countless games is not fun for me. I skimmed over so many parts.

So if you enjoy football, you might like this book. But I definitely will go back to reading about movie stars!

After months of reading Heather's book posts, I am finally linking up to the below blog. I am hoping to find other great books as well!


Wiz said...

I laughed when I saw this book only because you just cant understand how much John loathes Tebow. He has for quite some time. And it didnt help that his beloved Steelers lost to the Broncos during the playoffs this year, haha. Glad you linked up. I have found so many good books from reading this blog hop!

Heather said...

So glad you linked up! I'm a Tebow fan, but I don't know if I'll read this one since it's mostly football.