Nobody puts the "Christ" in "Christmas" like America's greatest football phenomenon. Don't stop with Denver Broncos gear—Tim Tebow is much more than just an athlete, as the bio of "Timmy" on the Tebow family ministry's website makes clear. Here are a few ideas to help your favorite Tebower get closer to Him this holiday season.
In the beginning, naturally, comes the Word. But not just any Word. Tim Tebow knows that the text of the Holy Bible is literal and unerring—so make sure you give your loved ones the right versions of the infallible text. "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another," Tebow told his Denver teammates. That's the brawny and inspiring New International Version of Proverbs 27:17. Compare the feebly gender-inclusive Today's New International Version: "...one person sharpens another." "Persons" don't win football games! Men do. But the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association's guide to Tim Tebow's eyeblack quotes appears to favor the New American Standard Version. Get both of them on your Kindle, just to be safe. NIV Bible (Kindle Edition):$4.99 [Amazon] NASB (Kindle Edition): $5.59 [Amazon]
The "Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers" series comes straight from the Tebow family website's resource list. Written and illustrated by Tim's older sister Christy and her husband, the series offers fun titles for children such as The Gospel, The Mission, and The Scripture ("No other book is like the Bible. As you read the Bible, you can tell that it came from God because it does not sound like something a human would make up"). Big Thoughts For Little Thinkers series: $5.99 each [Amazon]
Quarterback camps are one thing, but Tebow family values clearly dictate that summers are better spent getting closer to the Man Upstairs. Get an inside look into an Evangelical summer camp in the acclaimed documentary Jesus Camp. We don't see it on the "Tebow Approved" list, but it's probably just an oversight. Jesus Camp DVD: $15.99 [Toys "R" Us]
The Tebowing craze has become almost as popular as the man himself, though apparently not among Long Island school administrators. Though Tebowing is a great way to praise your favorite QB and the Lord simultaneously, all the kneeling could lead to nasty knee scrapes. Protect your loved ones from Tebow-related injuries with top-of-the-line knee guards. Knee guard: $49.95 [Bob's Cycle Supply]