Tim Tebow is one of the most beloved athletes in America and he’s not even in professional sports anymore. Well, sorta. He plays in the “under” league to the major leagues in baseball.
He used to play in the NFL but not anymore – now, the superstar plays baseball and he defied odds that he would be any good at all. It’s shocking to see how he jumped ship to another sport at such a professional level.
But Tebow is not only testing the waters for his sports career, he’s putting the feelers out about his Christianity.
Tim Tebow was the first to kneel during an NFL game, but it wasn’t in the vain of the anti-American anthem kneelers.
Tebow kneeled as a Denver Bronco because it was about prayer and reflection – it wasn’t some self-serving bombaciousattitude that athletes normally have when they play any sport professionally.
Tebow is different from the rest of them.
He embodies the Christian athlete persona. He’s known for it.
On the website, it says the movie is about, “two desperate brothers sacrifice today for a better tomorrow. Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. When a devastating injury puts Zach—and his dreams—on the sidelines, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope.”
That has all the makings of a good movie.
It’s clearly about perseverance and redemption.
Tim Tebow and his brother, Robby Tebow, serve as executive producers of the drama.
Tim said, “I wanted to be part of something that’s encouraging and inspirational to the viewer. I believe Run the Race accomplishes this by showing two brothers struggling with real life, but them getting through it by supporting each other and their faith.”
And the minor league baseball savant just released a devotional book entitled This is the Day.
It’s a New York Times bestseller, which motivates readers to stop procrastinating on their dreams now because “This is the day.”
If you didn’t know, Tebow has written a lot of books.
He’s written “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms, Shaken: Young Reader’s Edition: Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way and Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters.
Tebow also said on his new movie, “I hope those who see it can walk away with more faith, hope, and love.”
It stars Mykelti Williamson who is best known as “Bubba” in Forrest Gump and Frances Fisher who played Rose’s entitled mother in Titanic.
And according to IMDB, apparently Tim Tebow plays himself in the movie as well.
Tebow couldn’t be more perfect to executive produce Run the Race.
He’s a devout Christian and has a huge following because of his views.
Tebow once said about his kneeling that, “A lot of people even think it was a touchdown celebration. I never did it to celebrate a touchdown. I did it from my sophomore year in high school all the way through the NFL, that before and after games I would get on a knee to thank my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and also put things into perspective.”
Ironically, some of those are the same “journalists” who defend the NFL anthem kneelers right now.
Tebow addressed that too when he said, “It was never something I did to take away from somebody else. It was just something I did with a personal relationship with my God. So I think that’s just sometimes disappointing when things get taken away from the truth and then it’s just created into whatever somebody wants it to be.’’
Liberal sports journalists love to manipulate the story based on their own narrative biases.
Everybody knows that.
But no one can criticize Tebow for his faith, nor take it away.
Run the Race looks to be released early next year.