Book Review: Shaken by Tim Tebow

Shaken by Tim Tebow: Book Review

Yes, I know this is a blog about music. Specifically, teaching the piano but I have also reviewed a few famous authors who are popular musicians... Blueprint by Kirk FranklinPop Piano Book, Power Chords and Beginning Jazz Keyboard.

Now, I've been given an opportunity to share my review of a new book from Tim Tebow. No doubt you have heard of this famous football star. I was reading towards the begin.ning of the book where he meets Alicia Keys and you know how I love her songs and you can find chord charts like No OneUnbreakableYou Don't Know My Name and A Woman's Worth.

Perhaps you've experienced rejection with label recording. Maybe your heart has been broken with a failed marriage or your band broke up and all your dreams are shattered. Take heart, this book is for you!

Tim Tebow: Shaken l Book Review

My Review

"Shaken Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms" byTim Tebow is an encouragement to us all! The author's second book points us to discovering our true identity in the midst of life's storms. From my past experiences in talking with Junior Seau and John Carne of the San Diego Chargers, I have not felt such warmth and compassion (like a young Timothy in the Bible) sharing from his heart the ups and downs he has experienced lately. Folks, this superstar in just like you and me.

To say everyone loves Tim Tebow is simply not true. The media went after him for 'taking the knee,' and I can recall numerous intense negative reports. What I found by Tim's example in facing the darts 'on print' and through the airwaves was to take heart and be strong. Knowing that all the shattered dreams (the high and low days) were working for his good in trusting Christ. The 'nay-sayers' cannot extinguish the light shining through Tim.

In my opinion, the book should be required reading for everyone. It's about character building. It's about not letting success or failure define you but knowing who you are in Him and following God's plan (what really matters). I admire Tim's convictions and there are many lessons from the book that I can apply to my own faith journey as well. 

I'm happy the Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow is receiving more accolades in sports, playing pro baseball. Truly, he is getting the nod of approval from the Lord in fulfilling his destiny in sharing the gospel of Jesus to the world. Well done, Tim!

5/5 stars. Highly recommend. He hit the ball out of the park with this one!

Shaken by Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow: Shaken l LadyD Books Review

My Favorite Review

“Shaken is everyone’s story. All of us know what it is to experience the best of days and the lowest of days. For Tim, he’s lived those days in public. I have the privilege to call Tim my friend and can tell you that with him, what you see is what you get, which seems rare these days! I appreciate how real and raw Tim is with his own struggles. In Shaken you will find great encouragement for your own life and faith.”
—Chris Tomlin, worship leader and songwriter

My Favorite Chapter

We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in irst stepwhatever time He chooses to make it available. but this kind of trusting doesn't come naturally. It's a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith. -- Charles Swindoll

My Favorite Line

"God is greater than your heart."

Tim Tebow: Book Review l LadyD Books

About The Book

Who are you when life is steady? 
Who are you when storms come?
Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times.
In this powerful book, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season. 
In Shaken, Tebow talks about what he’s learned along the way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways. 
Though traveling hard roads is not easy, it’s always worth it!


About the Author

Tim Tebow is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. After playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tebow joined the SEC Network. In addition to his role on SEC Nation, the network's traveling road show, Tebow also contributes to a variety of other ESPN platforms. Through everything, Tim's true passion remains the work of the Tim Tebow Foundation which he began in 2010. The foundation's mission is to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation is fulfilling that mission everyday by serving thousands of deserving children around the world.

A.J. Gregory is known for over thirty-five book collaborations, some New York Times bestsellers, with fascinating high-profile figures from celebrities to scientists. She is also the author of two books, Messy Faith and Silent Savior, which chronicles finding faith in the middle of unavoidable and sometimes harsh realities. A.J. calls New Jersey, and her husband and three kids, home. Learn more at
Two reasons why you should buy a copy (or two) of Shaken today:

1) Shaken is a great read! Get the scoop on Tim's time in the NFL...some of the challenges he's faced...and how his identity has stayed grounded in in God and not in this world!

2) Shaken makes the perfect gift! Give the gift of faith, hope, and love to your son, daughter, mom, dad, grandparent, coach, teacher, pastor, minister, neighbor, or friend!

New from Tim Tebow, Shaken. Get the book!!

Follow Tim Tebow on FaceBook.

Thank you, WaterBrook Multnomah for the privilege of receiving a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. Thanks to Daniel Decker for the opportunity to be on the promotional team!

Love the book! What a great role model!

-- LadyD

 "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King

How To Play Norwegian Wood

The Beatles: Norwegian Wood

One of my high school students is coming for a piano lesson this afternoon. She enjoys playing popular songs from Disney movies. Her first choice are the Beatles music! Towards the end of this post, you will find a plethora of other Beatle songs that include chord charts for your enjoyment.

Norwegian Wood: Song Chart l LadyDpiano

Norwegian Wood

Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Key: Em
Time: 12/8 Moderately

E Bm7 A E

E                                 Bm7        A   E
I once had a girl or should I say she once had me
E                                    Bm7    A    E
She showed me her room isn't it good Norwegian wood

Em                                             A
She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere
Em                                               F#m7  B7
But I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair

E                             Bm7        A   E
I sat on a rug biding my time drinking her wine
E                                     Bm7         A   E
We talked until two and then she said it's time for bed

Em                                                   A
She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh
Em                                                 F#m7  B7
I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath

E                            Bm7        A   E
And when I awoke I was alone this bird had flown
E                             Bm7     A   E
So I lit a fire isn't it good Norwegian wood

Piano Chord Breakdown

E = E/EB
Bm7 = E/BDF#A
A = A/AC#
E = E/G#B
Em = E/BGB
A = A/C#EA
F#m7 = F#/C#EA
B7 = B/D#F#

Intro Right Hand Chords


Intro Left Hand Single Notes

E, E, B, E (4x) per measure

Outro Right Hand Chords


Outro Left Hand Single Notes

E, E, B, E (5 times), last measure E, E, B, E, B, A, EE

Norwegian Wood (version 2)

D Dsus4 D C  G  D

D Dsus4      D                      C        G   D
I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me
D   Dsus4         D                    C    G    D
She showed me her room, isn't it good, Norwegian wood

    Dm                                         G
She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere
Dm                                               Em   A
But I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair

D Dsus4    D                    C        G   D
I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine
D  Dsus4        D                       C         G   D
We talked until two, and then she said, it's time for bed

    Dm                                               G
She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh
Dm                                                  Em   A
I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath
[ Tab from: ]
D   Dsus4   D                       C    G   D
And when I awoke, I was alone, this bird had flown
D   Dsus4   D                    C    G    D
So, I lit a fire, isn't it good, Norwegian wood

Tuesday Teaching: LadyDpiano

Other Beatle Posts

All You Need Is Love (414)

Blackbird (1, 818 hits)

Eleanor Rigby (388 hits)

Help (57 hits)

Hey Jude (29 hits)

Let It Be (45, 882 hits)

Oh Darling (309 hits)

As you can see, Blackbird and Let It Be are the most popular song choices on my blog right now.
You're probably going to use the Song Robot Software with some of these tunes. Check it out!

Wishing you a great week of practice!

-- LadyD
"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King

Learn Halloween Songs For Free

Free Halloween Songs:
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I'm looking forward to sharing lots of Halloween songsheets with my students this month. Do you have a favorite spooky tune that comes to mind?

If you're searching for Halloween Theme Songs, I have posted some and more at,
Free Halloween Piano Music

Lots More Songs

Black Cat Waltz by Robert Van Horne.

De Boself by Tabitha Slemmer

Get GospelKeys Organ 350

Free Halloween Songs: LadyDpiano
photo credit: morgue file
Free Printouts

Halloween Theme  by John Carpenter

Hedwig's Theme

In The Hall of the Mountain King

Monster Mash

Monsters Everywhere

Check out  GospelKeys Organ 450

Free Music Sheets for Halloween l LadyDpiano
photo credit: morgue file free photo

Variety of Songs for Halloween Season

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

Shake Dem Halloween Bones sheet music for kids (

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (easy version)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (Ben Landis)

The Addams Family Theme (arranged by Dennis Alexander)

Theme from Jurassic Park

This Is Halloween (Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas)

My piano students have so much fun playing scary sounds on the organ voicing on their keyboard!

You may be interested in GospelKeys Organ Collection

Have fun with many of the songs this month!


-- LadyD
 "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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