Through My Eyes

By: Tim Tebow and Nathan Whitaker Genre: Sports


Through My Eyes is an autobiography written by Tim Tebow assisted by Nathan Whitaker. It all starts before Tim was born. His mother Pamela Tebow had problems while she was pregnant with Tim. The doctors told her that either she had to have an abortion or her own life would at stake. She chose not to have one and 8 months later she gave Birth to Tim Tebow. Tim was born into Christianity by being born in the Philippines where his family was at a missionary. He was homeschooled all through high school. Florida high school athletic rules allow home schooled students to choose the school they would like to play for in athletics if they choose to play. Tim chose Nease High School in Jacksonville. He played quarterback there and got a lot of attention. During his junior season he was named Florida’s Player of the year. During his senior season he lead his team to a state championship. He got another Florida player of the year and also Florida’s Mr. football. He chose to continue to play football at the University of Florida. He said that it had nothing to do with how good the football program was there it was mainly the relationship he had with head coach Urban Meyer. The 3 prior summers Tim spent at missionary’s in the Philippines. He was still very religious and attended church every Sunday, Wednesday, and Saturday. He would help his father (Robert Tebow) who was a pastor at a Baptist church do his sermons. While attending the University of Florida Tim won 2 national championships, AP player of the year, and the Heisman Trophy. In his book it gives you an iniside look at his life and what it is to be a student athlete and still put his religion before that. After his senior year he declared for the draft. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos and was expected to be the backup for the season. After a 1-4 start Tim was pushed into the starting role. He led his team to the playoffs where they played the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers. Tim brought his team back in the 4th quarter with one of his many famous comebacks. He forced overtime where he threw a 80 yard touchdown pass to win the game. He would later lose to the patriots the next game. The book ends with Tim going to the Philippines where he would help with a missionary as he has
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Tim Tebow

Tim Played Quarterback in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and New England Patriots.
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Florida Gators

Tim Tebow played College football at the University of Florida. This is where he got his shot to go professional.
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Tim Tebow was born into Christianity because he was born while his parents where on a missionary trip in the Philippines. He would always say he is on this earth for a purpose and it is to serve God.

Essential Question

I think that the essential question that my book Through My Eyes answers is how does American literature shape or reflect society. This means how does the book or the person in this book change society for the better or worse, or how does it reflect society in how they live. I think that this book reflects society as in it is a true story on a real American family and the day-to-day struggles they deal with. It shows you the in depth details of what happens in their lives. It isn’t the fake lives you see on TV. The Tebow family was a modern family who you can relate to. The Tebows lived in a nice house but it wasn’t too big. It was a family that reflected the middle class. It reflected that this is a family that people should strive to be like.

It also shapes society. In the book Tim shows you that you can do anything you want to do in life and not to let anyone bring you down because you control your own destiny. It also shaped society in it got more people to be serious about their religion. One game while he was at Florida he wore John 3:16 on his eye black. After the game John 3:16 was the most searched term for the next 2 days. This was huge for him because he shaped society into being more faithful in their religion. Another example of it shaping society was that society started becoming more open minded about doing everything in the name of God. Not only just being nice to your neighbor and not stealing, but starting striving to become a better person not only for yourself but to serve God and know that he is the reason you are on this earth. It gave people a reason to live. This book shaped society also because it really gave people the hope that everything will get better and you should never give up. Tim Tebow touched many people and changed their lives and I think that this book changed many peoples lives in how they live today.

Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow