Tim Tebow writes children's book celebrating children with special needs

January 25, 2021

Outspoken Christian athlete Tim Tebow has written a children's book in an effort to ensure children with disabilities that they are special, unique and loved by God.

Tebow, a former NFL player turned baseball player, co-authored a children's book titled Bronco and Friends: A Party to Remember with A.J. Gregory. The book, published Jan. 5, features animal characters that have various disabilities.

"Bronco the dog can't see very well, Ethan the bird can't fly, Alexis the goat can't stop sneezing and Chelsie the rabbit, her ears keep getting in the way," Tebow explained as he discussed the book on social media.

The premise of the book is that "Every single kid is special, is wonderfully made and is essential to God's big party."

Bronco and the other main characters in the book are self-conscious about their individual difficulties. They are invited to a party but Bronco initially decided not to go because he didn't think he was "special enough." Bronco encounters his friends, who are equally unsure about whether they will be welcome at the party, and they all end up going to the party together.

The book concludes with a passage from Ephesians 2:10: "We are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago."

"This book touches on teamwork, it touches on purpose, it touches on value. But what I think means the most to me is it touches on worth, every single person's worth," Tebow said in a trailer for the book. "When we understand our worth, everything else changes: That we were created in love by love for love, that we are unique, that we are special and that makes you wonderful."

Tebow acknowledged that while the animals in his book have "some piece of adversity," they "find out in the grand scheme that their greatest disability was actually their greatest ability."

Tebow added, "I feel like that is true in life, that we need to understand sometimes the adversity that we go through is sometimes what can be the greatest joy in the end."

"I want every single person that reads this book or has this book read to them that they understand that they are unique, that they are special, but that they are wonderful and there is a great purpose for their life," he said.



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