This real book is all about getting your God on.

Too bad.

Because this book title could be put to much better uses. Being cool is all fine and good. But being awesome is waaaaaay much better. It’s like a spin kick that sets off fireworks that trigger a time machine into a future of pure classiness.

A content starter for a book on getting awesome could be here. Or here. Of course, the Periodic Table of Awesomements (featured here) is definitely crucial reference material.

Sadly, the book in its current incarnation suggests that teens “Be strong to stand up to the constant lies from Satan regarding inferiority, lack of self-acceptance and peer pressure.”

Um, what?

I agree that inferiority and lack of self-acceptance won’t help anyone get awesome. But the tone of the description on Amazon leads me to believe that author Lorraine Peterson doesn’t suggest guitar solos, wizards, bodysurfing, sunglasses, gentlemanly dating, bacon or anything even vaguely Awesome to her readers.

Of course, one need not even traverse as far as Amazon to understand that this book, despite its title, isn’t a recipe for awesome. I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but in this case, I’ll make an exception.

NOTE: Actually, the reviews of this book are awesome.