Hello, and welcome to CoCo’s Chitchat! I’m back with another book review for y’all. 😀 I’ll be sharing my thoughts on This is the Day by Tim Tebow.
Here’s the blurb:
This is the day to say yes to your dreams.
In This is the Day, sports icon Tim Tebow challenges you to stop putting off until tomorrow what God is calling you to do today. Whether you need to get in shape, change your career, or reach out to someone in need, This is the Day inspires you to not delay but to seek after God’s purposes now.
This is the day you can overcome a bad habit or a character flaw.
This is the day you can see what God sees.
This is the day you can fight for what’s right.
This is the day you can change someone’s life for the better.
This is the day you can step closer to your dreams and goals.
Because life isn’t just about one day. It’s about this day.
I picked this book up from the library because I’ve been exploring time management and productivity, and it didn’t disappoint!
Though this book was written first, it offers a lot of the same encouragement as Mark Batterson’s Win the Day that I previously reviewed (one of the chapters is even titled “Flip the Script”). However, I would still recommend that you take the time to read this one as well because Tebow has a lot of personal insight to share. I don’t know about you, but I can never read enough stories of personal experience!
In each chapter, Tebow shares his experience as a sports player and as the founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation. He writes what he knows from the heart, and from the book it is evident that he lives out what he believes with authenticity. He doesn’t let his fame or fortune get in the way of the truths he is proclaiming. I always find it inspirational to read about those who are living out the Christian life–especially in the eyes of the public–and the stories he shares will give you the desire to live that way too.
This is the Day is written simply, and could be easily understood by Christians and non-Christians of any age. No biblical knowledge needed! Every account is written through the lens of the gospel, and I believe the gospel message is clearly presented in the book. Each chapter ends with a brief wrap-up and summary question to guide your thoughts.
I read this book over the course of two afternoons as it’s not very heavy reading (though it did challenge me to think about my own life, and even brought me to tears once). I found it to be refreshing, while also a nice break from the deeper books I’m currently reading. If you’re looking for a lighter yet still engaging book that will point you to Christ, this would be a good one to pick up.
My biggest takeaway I think would be that hard work and dedication are required for success. Most of us don’t wake up one morning and find ourselves where or who we want to be. We’re required to “walk the walk” day in and day out, persistently working towards our goals. Tebow is a good example of a person who recognizes the importance of today, and is a good role model when it comes to doing the dirty work. As in many of the stories he shares, even when we’re sick or in pain, we have the opportunity to step out and point others to Christ through the words we say and the way we act in the moment.
This is the Day is a highly motivational read, and as the tagline says, it will encourage you to: “Reclaim Your Dream. Ignite Your Passion. Live Your Purpose.”
Let me know in the comments what you think!
In Christ now and always,