After writing this book with Tim and reliving his life with him through the process, I feel I am able to see things through Tim’s eyes. He’s always had a heart for God and for youth. Our kids are lucky to have such a role model.
Grand Rapids, MI., (PRWEB) December 13, 2011
Leading Christian publisher Zondervan announced that it will publish Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey by the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and 24-year-old quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow. Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey is adapted for young readers from Tebow’s bestselling adult memoir, Through My Eyes, which spent thirteen consecutive weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List at release and has been back on The New York Times Bestseller list for the past two weeks. The young reader’s edition targets youth 7 and up and is on shelves now.
Throughout the pages readers will get to know the man behind the headlines: what makes him tick, what motivates him and why he makes the choices he does. Football fans will also enjoy reading about some of Tebow’s most exciting football games - told play-by-play from his own perspective. Tim’s goal is to inspire young kids with the philosophy that they can be winners in life, on and off the field. “Kids are always watching us,” says Tim. “It is important for us to be aware of that and to live our lives in such a way that we can be good role models for them.”
Nathan Whitaker, co-author of Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey had this to say about Tim: “After writing this book with Tim and reliving his life with him through the process, I feel I am able to see things through Tim’s eyes. He’s always had a heart for God and for youth. Our kids are lucky to have such a role model.” Nathan is also the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Quiet Strength, written with Tony Dungy. Today, Quiet Strength continues to be one of the bestselling sports autobiographies of all time. “I’ve spent many years of my career talking to great men of great faith,” says Nathan. “They’ve shared their lives and their stories with me. We could all learn from their experiences.”
Tim has consistently expressed gratitude to God for bestowing a platform where he has an opportunity to share his faith. When asked, “Did you always know you wanted to play professional football?” Tim responds, “I’ve dreamed about playing in the NFL since I was six years old…and dreaming about one day leading [my team] down the field on game winning drives.” When the question was posed, “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” he responded, “I want to be working hard as a successful professional quarterback and have my [Tim Tebow] Foundation grow beyond my wildest dreams.”
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Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey will give young readers a glimpse into an incredible football player’s life from childhood, to his days at the University of Florida to his NFL draft as a Denver Bronco, as they read and gain a deeper insight about the humanity and honesty within the star. Both on and off the field, Tebow has become an inspiration to children all over the country. His faith and motivation are present in everything he does including establishing the Tim Tebow Foundation in 2010 to help bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour.
Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey was acquired by HarperCollins’ Lisa Sharkey, Senior Vice President and Director of Creative Development. The book was edited by Senior Editor, Matt Harper and Acquisition Editor, Jacque Alberta. The deal was negotiated by Robby Tebow and Angel Gonzalez of XV Enterprises, and Matt Johnson and Wendy Kirk of Ziffren Brittenham LLP
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