Zondervan to Publish Young Reader's Edition of Tim Tebow's Bestselling Memoir
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Christian publisher Zondervan announced today that it will publish Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey by the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow. Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey is adapted for young readers from Tebow's bestselling adult memoir, Through My Eyes.
Tim Tebow's rise to football fame is credited to his relentless dedication and hard work. In college, Tebow led his football team, the Florida Gators at the University of Florida, to two National Championships and was the first player ever to win the Heisman Trophy as a college sophomore. Perfect for young football enthusiasts, Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey shares Tebow's story of childhood challenges, his dreams and achievements, and some of his most exciting football games told play-by-play from his own perspective.
"With so much life still ahead of him, Tim Tebow's personal story is already one of great faith, hope and inspiration, and we look forward to sharing it with the next generation through this book developed specifically for tweens," said Annette Bourland, SVP and Children's Publisher at Zondervan. "Athletes often serve as role models for children and Tim stands as a testament to what can be achieved through incredible effort, dedication and unwavering faith."
Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey will give young readers a glimpse into an incredible football player's life to see the humanity and honesty within the star. Both on and off the field, Tebow has become an inspiration to children all over the country. His faith and motivation are present in everything he does including establishing the Tim Tebow Foundation in 2010 to help bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour.
THROUGH MY EYES: A QUARTERBACK'S JOURNEY was acquired by HarperCollins' Lisa Sharkey, Senior Vice President and Director of Creative Development. The book was edited by Senior Editor, Matt Harper and Acquisition Editor, Jacque Alberta. The deal was negotiated by Angel Gonzalez and Robby Tebow of XV Enterprises, and Matt Johnson and Wendy Kirk of Ziffren Brittenham LLP.
THROUGH MY EYES: A QUARTERBACK'S JOURNEY will be released on December 6, 2011. Tebow's adult memoir, Through My Eyes, was released in May 2011 and spent thirteen consecutive weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List.
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