Tim Tebow is a cultural phenomenon. At just 24 years old, he’s been voted America’s Most Popular Athlete by ESPN’s Sports Poll. He’s won a Heisman Trophy, published a bestselling memoir, and preached to crowds of thousands of fellow Christians. Barack Obama has called him a role model and Time magazine recently named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
In TEBOW TIME: Insights on Winning from Football’s Rising Star (Tarcher/Penguin, $11.95), author Jesse Hines presents a compilation of quotes from Tebow on all the topics that have inspired so much fascination across America: his unconventional (and often criticized) playing tactics; his unwavering devotion to Christianity; his reactions to controversy, criticism and mockery; and who he really is as a person.
Among the topics Tebow discusses are: Anxiety; Being a Role Model; Belief; Biblical Role Models; Compassion; Controlling Emotions; Dealing with Critics; Decision-Making; Enjoying Life; Eye Black Scriptures; Faith; First Impressions; Fitness; God’s Sovereignty; Handling Fame; Hard Work; How to Improve America; Humility; Integrity; Jesus Christ; Learning from Failure; Living by Faith; Living with Passion; Most Important Thing in Life; Never Giving Up; Nutrition; Orphans; Preaching; Pride; Pushing Yourself to the Limit; Self-Discipline; Sexual Purity; Sharing the Credit; Spreading the Gospel; Staying Grounded; Supporting Teammates; “Tebowing”; Trash Talking; Victory; Visiting Prisoners; Visiting Suffering Fans and much, much more.
Tebow’s quotes, each followed by analysis by Hines, present an in-depth portrait of a popular yet frequently misunderstood figure, one who is both humble and confident enough to be unapologetically himself.
Read an exclusive excerpt from TEBOW TIME, HERE!
Every two years, the entire world joins to celebrate its most skilled athletes, and watches avidly as they compete to win the gold. While the 2012 Summer Olympics end this weekend, we can still admire the stunning willpower and determination to succeed of these athletes—and many others—long after the closing ceremony is over. They are a source of inspiration to us, and they drive us to succeed in our own lives, whether we’re at home, in the office, or on the field ourselves.
To celebrate this year’s amazing Olympic Games, we’re proud to present two examples of exemplary athletes whose personal resolve continues to lift them to greater heights: Tim Tebow (TEBOW TIME; Tarcher/Penguin paperback; August 30, 2012) and Dean Karnazes (ULTRAMARATHON MAN; Tarcher/Penguin paperback; out now).
Tim Tebow (TEBOW TIME) on never giving up:
“Any time you’re getting beaten like that you just continue to fight. It doesn’t change who you are, how you play, how you go out there—you should be the same at all times. That’s what I wanted to show and it didn’t matter if it was the first play or the last play or if we were down by 42, I was going to be the same player and I was going to still give everything I have because that’s all I have to give. Every time I step on the field I’m going to give my whole heart regardless of the score.” —Post-game press conference, Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots, January 14, 2012
Tim Tebow on how to succeed:
“Whatever you’re doing, put everything into it. Put your whole heart into it and you’re going to get something out of it. So if you really want to become your best, push yourself in whatever you’re doing as hard as you possibly can and you will find results.” —Stack-TV: “Tim Tebow’s NFL Off-Season Workout,” February 1, 2012
Dean Karnazes (ULTRAMARATHON MAN) on persistence and self-transformation:
“It struck me in the space of a few steps that my past as I knew it had suddenly ceased to exist. Nothing would ever be the same to me from this point on. I’d been profoundly transformed by this journey, in ways I had yet to understand. This person who was staggering and crawling and persisting at mile 99 was a different being than the guy who had started the race just yesterday morning. I was more capable than I imagined, better than I ever thought I could be. This realization was like stepping into another dimension.
“Covering 100 miles on foot was more than a lesson in survival, it was an education on the grace of living. Running is a solo sport, but it was no longer about me anymore; I became almost irrelevant. My struggles were not about a single runner trying to finish this unfathomable challenge but about the greater ability of a human being to persevere against insurmountable odds.”
TEBOW TIME: TIM TEBOW IN HIS OWN WORDS, coming this August, is an inspiring book of quotations taken from the NFL star himself. Tebow is renowned for his energetic and unorthodox style of play, his penchant for dramatic comeback victories, his unapologetic espousal of the Christian faith, and his gracious demeanor.
The 200 quotations presented in the book reflect different topics: his football career, his faith, his approach to winning, his upbringing, and how he deals with both adoration and criticism. They are culled from numerous interviews, press conferences, and profile pieces throughout his career–from high school and college, all the way to the NFL.
TEBOW TIME provides fans with a deeper insight into who Tim Tebow is, and what drives him to excel. The book will include a milestone section highlighting key events in his life, a section of his favorite scriptures, and comments by others concerning their perceptions of Tebow.