Tim Tebow recently released a children’s book in the hopes of sharing the gospel with kids, according to an interview he did with Christian Headlines. Tebow is a popular college ESPN football analyst, 2x Florida Gators National Champion, former NFL quarterback, and current professional baseball player for the New York Met’s organization. Tim Tebow’s book, “Bronco and Friends,” was inspired by his own, real-life puppy and is a New York Times Best Seller.
The book follows the adventure of Bronco (which just so happens to be the name of the team that drafted Tebow in the NFL) and his friends as they encourage one another on their way to a party. All of the characters in the story have their own specific challenges, Bronco has bad eyesight, Ethan (a bird) can’t fly, and Alexis (a goat) can’t stop sneezing. Chelsie is a rabbit who worries her large ears get in the way.
In the Christian Headlines interview, Tebow said that Bronco’s main goal in the book is to point children to their “purpose and design in life,” while “encouraging children to understand and deal with their uniqueness.”
Encouraging kids with special needs is nothing new to Tim Tebow. This year he and his Tim Tebow Foundation will celebrate it’s seventh year of “Night to Shine” on February 12, 2021. According to the official website, the event is an “unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older.”
Tim Tebow’s book “touches on worth,” which Tebow says is the most meaningful aspect of the book for him personally. “When we understand our worth, everything else changes,” he explains. “That we were created in love, by love, for love. That we are unique, that we are special, and that makes you wonderful.” In the book, the characters find out that their greatest disability was actually their greatest ability.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Tebow said, “I don’t believe our God made any mistakes. He didn’t make any mistakes on anybody. No matter your ability, your disability, your background, your color, any of it…He didn’t make a mistake…we are all fearfully and wonderfully made.”
When it comes to living in this season with the COVID-19 virus, Tebow said, “COVID didn’t take God by surprise. I’ve learned that people have huge hearts to help people in need, with big and small needs…People in so many ways-have stepped up and allowed God to use them and their gifts.”