Walking Through Tough Times? Review of Shaken by Tim Tebow (And the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup)

Did you know that I have a book review blog along with As We Walk Along the Road? On Good Books for the Journey, I share reviews for books in a variety of genres. I love books, and the more books the better.

This past week, I had the opportunity to review Tim Tebow’s brand new book Shaken. If you’re a Tim Tebow fan- or even if you aren’t- this book is a good reminder that we trust Whose we are and know He has a plan even when life gets tough.

Review of Shaken by Tim Tebow

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As a Christian homeschooling family, we watched Tim Tebow’s rise to fame in his early NFL career with great interest. Here was a pro athlete that was unapologetically a Christian. And, because of his time spent homeschooling, we could relate to him and his family there as well.

We were disappointed when we watched Tim cut from first the Broncos, then the Jets, and then the Patriots. But then time passed, and, to be honest, he slipped off the radar. I would occasionally hear things about him and the foundation that he established to minister to children who were facing difficult times and their families, to show God’s love in those dark times.

I’ve now had the opportunity to be a part of the launch of Tim’s brand new book- Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms. In this book, Tim talks about his own feelings of being shaken when his lifelong dream of becoming an NFL quarterback dissolved around him.

You can read the rest of my review for the launch here. And then stick around and link up with this week’s Literacy Musing Mondays.


Welcome back to the new and improved Literacy Musing Mondays. Last week, we met Brandi. This week, I am proud to introduce our other new host, Leah.

Hi, I’m Leah, a homeschool mom of four children who loves reading and blogging and…did I mention reading? I’ve been homeschooling for almost fourteen years now, and I’m very close to graduating my oldest daughter! I’ve been blogging since early in my homeschool days, but my early blog posts were just journals of what was happening in our homeschool- so everybody in the world could see that we built the Great Pyramid with Legos that day. Woohoo!

In more recent years, I’ve tried to make the blog a place where other homeschool moms can go to find information and encouragement. I still share things we’re doing in our homeschooling, but I also try to answer questions that other homeschool moms might have and give free resources that I think other homeschoolers can use. I’ve also recently published my first eBook all about homeschool lesson planning. I love to create unit studies that I share on the blog, and I’ve compiled thirty-one of them into a book form.

I’m looking forward to joining with the other hosts to bring your Literacy Musings Mondays linkup each week because reading and literature is my special passion- as a reader myself and as a homeschooling mom. I’m looking forward to reading your great posts and getting to know some of you as we share our posts.

You can visit me on the blog -As We Walk Along the Road- at aswewalkalongtheroad.com. I’d love for you to stop by and say hi!

With our new hosts on board, next we will work on a new button for the linkup as well as “Featured On” button.

A note from one of our hosts…

In other news, I want to encourage my readers to continue reading my series 31 Christian Women Bloggers Who Inspire a Closer Walk with Jesus. Have I selected a blogger you know and love? Be sure check out my landing page to see whom I will be writing about this month. This series is part of the annual October Write 31 Days Challenge. 31 Days is an online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), and now hosted by Crystal Stine, where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October.

What do I hope to accomplish introducing you to these dynamic Christian women bloggers? Even though my focus is on them, the mission of my series is to glorify and honor Jesus, our Savior and to sew together a beautiful tapestry of grace and love. These Christian women bloggers do not seek fame or fortune. These women are concerned about your walk with Christ and write to help you draw nearer to Him,
They offer their words as gifts to others to encourage and uplift, to glorify our Lord and Savior. I hope my series will bless you whether you blog or not.

Many of these women also contributed to the Five Minute Friday Book: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. I also contributed to this book which features the best writing of Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday community.
I am so proud about my participation in this book because all profits from the book will be divided equally between two ministries in South Africa: The Vine School in Cape Town, and The Ten Dollar Tribe!

I hope you will consider supporting us by purchasing a copy of the book on Amazon.

I welcome all Write 31 Day participants. We are community and would love to support your endeavors this month so link up your wonderful posts this week. Are you participating in the Write 31 Day Challenge? What do you hope to accomplish and learn with your participation?

 #Note the link above is an affiliate link.

 Now…on to the link up.

Leslie@Forever Joyful


Mary @Maryandering Creatively

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Tami @ThisMomsDelight


Brandi @living between whimsy & reality


Leah@As We Walk Along the Road


Last week’s Top Clicked Post…

I’m Throwing in the Towel


The author gives an honest review of this book, and discusses why she couldn’t finish it. It is refreshing to know that sometimes, we all find books that we don’t enjoy and want to throw in the the towel over them? What is the most recent book that the author couldn’t finish? Well check out this post and find out.

Remember to check out other hosts’ blogs to see which posts from last week were their favorites. Want to be the next to be featured! Just link up a post and if you are read the most, we will feature you. Also please make sure you link back to us so others will know about our link up and join in. We try to make it worth your while to linkup with us by promoting your posts across our social media networks. We also pin our most clicked and featured posts to our Pinterest Board each week!

Follow Mary Hill’s board Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup on Pinterest.

Now it’s time to link up to the Literacy Musing Mondays hop!

We are working on a new graphic which indicate the new times for our hop: beginning Mondays at 9 a.m. You will still have until Saturdays at 12 p.m. now to link up! So come back often.

Linkup Rules:

  1. Include a link back or the blog hop button linked to this hop on your posts.
  2. Link up the urls to your posts not to your blog.
  3. Please remember this is a family-friendly linkup. Although we believe in the right for adults to read whatever they want to read, we prefer to read wholesome posts that feature literature that edify and uplift families. We reserve the right to delete any posts that are not family friendly. We love all kinds of literature and genres including family-friendly inspirational romances, fantasy, or science fiction. We do not welcome any posts that feature excessive violence, sexual content, or any cursing. This rule also applies to book review posts that feature books that are not family-friendly. These posts will be deleted without notice to the blogger or explanation. While we believe in the right for all adults to read whatever they want, we feel our linkup is for family-friendly posts only. Thank you for understanding.
  4. We also want to be loving community by supporting one another. Please make a point to do this this week! Visit the two posts before yours and at least one other blogger’s post of your choice! I want to see lots of clicks on everyone’s posts. Remember it is also nice to follow them on their social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
  5. Follow your hosts and co-hosts on their social media.
  6. Tweet about the link up too.


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