(RELIGION NEWS SERVICE) — Critics have hammered Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow for everything from his throwing style to his trademark professions of evangelical faith. But this much is now beyond dispute: the guy has a gift for selling books.
Tebow’s Christian life story, “Through My Eyes,” has become the top-selling new release of 2011 from HarperOne, a leading religion book publisher. With 220,000 copies sold since its June launch, “Through My Eyes” has even outsold Rob Bell’s best-seller “Love Wins,” which sparked intense debate with its unorthodox views about hell.
As soon as “Through My Eyes” hit bookstores, it was a hit with Christian football fans, especially in the Southeast where Tebow won the Heisman Trophy for the University of Florida. But an uncanny series of late-in-the-game Broncos wins fed a blitz of national attention and fueled curiosity about one of the most outspoken Christian athletes.
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