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American Sports Icon, Tim Tebow, Challenges Homeschooled
Teens to Stand Tall in a Difficult World

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – On the heels of his New York Times best-seller Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms, champion athlete Tim Tebow releases Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters. A Homeschooler’s Interactive Guide to Discovering Your True Identity (WaterBrook, May 16, 2017), a unique book that draws on Tebow’s homeschool background to remind middle school students and their parents that their real identity comes not from what the world says but from what the Bible says.

Shaken has already reached readers around the world, debuting on the New York Times bestseller list and staying there for nine weeks. Now Tebow turns to his younger readers. Designed for homeschooling families, Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters. offers 36 weekly lessons for middle school students to use in their homeschooling curriculum. Tebow focuses on one Bible passage per lesson as he covers topics such as building godly character, standing out from the crowd and remembering the big picture.

As a former homeschooled child himself, Tebow knows the value of both learning academics and developing strong Christian character in the home. He is actively involved in promoting the “Tebow Bill” across the country—legislation that allows homeschooled students to participate in sports at their local public schools.

As Tebow writes to his young readers, “I’d like to encourage you in your studies by offering some lessons I’ve learned in my personal journey… I want this book to be about you: digging deep to find out who you are and what that means in real life.” Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters. inspires middle-schoolers to discover their unique purpose and live it out every day.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tim Tebow is a two-time national college football champion, Heisman Trophy winner, and first-round NFL draft pick. After playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tebow joined SEC Nation on ESPN. He also contributes to a variety of other ESPN platforms. Tebow is the author of the New York Times best-seller Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms. He is pursuing a new professional career in baseball and recently signed a contract with the New York Mets. Through everything, Tebow’s true passion is the work of the Tim Tebow Foundation, which he began in 2010. The foundation’s mission is to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation is fulfilling that mission every day by serving thousands of children around the world.

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Religion/Christian Living/Personal Growth/Spiritual Growth
ISBN 9780735289949 ● Trade Paper ● 208 pages ● $12.99/$17.50 CAN
eBook: ISBN: 9780735289956

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