In "This Is The Day," Tim Tebow encourages readers to view each day as a gift from God to be used for his glory. He reminds us to step outside of our comfort zone and live in the moment, because we are not guaranteed tomorrow. Tebow shares personal stories and experiences that add to his message of living with purpose. Each chapter is based around something we can do to make this "the day" and includes Bible verses and stories to back up his ideas. Topics include saying "I love you," leaving the past behind and living with open hands. While it doesn't dig too deep, the concepts are relatable and I found his words to be very motivating and inspiring. It was an easy read. It would be a great book for a person exploring Christianity or someone new to their faith. You definitely don't need to be a sports fan to appreciate his message, although it helps because a lot of his examples come from his sports career. I would recommend this book to anyone who could use a little motivation in their life. I received an advance reader copy from the publisher.
Tim helps us see how we too can wake up each day to powerful purpose and joy
5 out of 5 stars
GayIdle - 1 year ago
I'm not really a big sports fan, but I have followed Tim off and on in his efforts with the Tim Tebow Foundation since its inception in 2010. I have been very impressed with this young man's integrity, honesty, and boldness while working in an industry that tends to make it hard to hold fast to those values and to stand firm in his beliefs. After reading Tim's book, This Is The Day, I am convinced that he is the real deal. You get a real sense that the message of this book is one that Tim lives out daily...to wake up each day expecting to have an encounter that is God-ordained...a moment or an opportunity to be an instrument of blessing in someone's life. Through personal stories of encounters with God and others, Tim helps us see how we too can wake up each day to powerful purpose and joy. To live out his own proclamation... "When we give of ourselves, we are built up. On the other hand, when we constantly take from others, we become empty." I believe Tim looks at each day as an opportunity to win the day. And in God's economy...that means giving our all for the One who gave His all. *I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book from the publisher.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Tim Tebow’s latest book, “This Is the Day.” Tim is an exceptional human being, which I already knew but was made more aware of through reading this book. Tim shares many stories that any sports fan will enjoy reading, but also stories about people who have touched his life in different ways. Tim goes out of his way to help in situations where most people will turn a blind eye. He shares his love for Jesus and his heart for people with special needs. In “This Is the Day,” Tim encourages all of us to push past discomfort to go after our dreams, to put the past behind us, to connect with God, to make our lives count. I definitely cried several times while reading this book and encourage everyone to read it!
I have been interested in and have followed Tim Tebow’s career since he first became known. I was saddened, as a football fan, when he left football. The vitriol he often calmly and professionally endured saddened me. Tebow also has a resplendent program for the intellectually disabled, A Night to Shine. I have two family members who work with physically and intellectually disabled adults. Seeing how the men and women reacted to Tebow’s event brought tears to my eyes, but they were happy tears. When an opportunity became available for me to review This Is The Day by Tim Tebow, I jumped at the chance. I am so glad I did. Through experiences in sports and personal life, Tebow tells of his belief that “This is the Day.” He says, “Imagine when hearing the sound of the morning alarm, instead of groaning or slapping the snooze button, you awaken-mind, heart, and soul-to possibility…Imagine being fueled by a whisper: ’This is the day.’” Tebow opens up about many of his life experiences growing up and as an adult. He relates stories of seemingly insignificant events, yet they have great significance, not only in his life but in the lives of those he (and others around him) have touched. He talks to readers as if we are sitting with him enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. Granted, he has the money to do some things we, the average readers, cannot. However, that shouldn’t stop us from doing, being and experiencing all we can within God’s plans for us. “This is the day to say yes to your dreams.” I received this book from WaterBrook. However, I was under no obligation to post a review.
"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24). This is one of the first Bible verses that I learned as a child; a simple command for a child but how many of us practice this as adults? Tim Tebow has written a book to remind us to make each day "this day". "This Is The Day" challenges all of us to step outside of our comfort zones to try to make a difference. He shares personal stories and his own experiences to motivate us and he also includes Bible scripture to encourage our efforts. I first became aware of Tim Tebow as the football player who chose to kneel and pray before and after his football games but my admiration for him as a person has greatly increased after reading this book. It is apparent that he loves sports but that his love for God is greater; he desires to be the best that he can be as an athlete but his passion is even greater to be a better Christian and serve God every chance he has. He realizes that God gave him exceptional athletic talent and that he can use his celebrity status to help change someone's life for the better. In his introduction Tim Tebow tells us to "Imagine waking up each day fueled by a whisper 'This is the day'" and his final words remind us that "We often promise ourselves that one day we're going to do this or that. But we're not guaranteed one day. Who knows if it will even come? Besides, life isn't just about one day. It's about this day." I believe that this will be an excellent book to share with young people and that its appeal will extend to both sports fans and Christian readers. I enjoyed This Is The Day and I am glad that I was given the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy. I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Publishers and voluntarily wrote this review. These are my honest opinios.
This is the Day by Tim Tebow is an encouraging and inspirational book. I am not much of a sports fan but I have heard of Tim Tebow before, especially in regards to the Night to Shine program and so was interested in reading his newest book and I was not disappointed. The book is easy to read as the author shares from his heart just like he might share with a friend over lunch. Using personal experiences and those of other individuals, often young people who have been helped through the Tim Tebow Foundation, he encourages readers to dream dreams, make goals, and be intentional about doing things that matter and to have a positive influence in the world around them. To make Today be the day to live a life of purpose, meaning, and significance. I like that at the end of each chapter there is a section tagged 'Make this your day' in which readers are asked questions and given suggestions how to make the chapter's principle applicable to their lives. Several of these principles or topics are Listening to the Right Voice, Live with Open Hands, Put in the Work, and Get in the Game. At the beginning of each chapter is a quote from a variety of notables and one I especially liked is by Francis Chan: 'Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and loving the people He has made?' This is the author's message to know God, to see others as God sees them, to invest in relationships, and to allow God to work through you to do something significant for others. The book is full of stirring and poignant stories and reminders, reminders that we may not be able to fix every situation for others but we can be part of their journey and that often that journey requires us to step out of our routines. This is the Day is a motivating and heartening book. I received a complimentary copy of the uncorrected proof of the book and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.