As you can imagine, I was delighted at long last to find a devotional specifically geared toward the progressive social stratum that my child occupies. For too long I had been forced to provide my child with devotionals that were written for a general youth audience which blithely encompasses everybody from jocks to nerds. Predictably enough, the lack of specificity in these devotionals created no end of problems. To put it bluntly, how can cool young people begin to understand the gospel if it is not written to address the concerns they face? What kind of message does it send when riveting life lessons on dealing with popularity are punctuated with irrelevant excursions on social ostracism and loneliness?
But don’t get me wrong. While I’m delighted that cool kids finally have their own contextualized devotional, I would support nerdy kids receiving their own devotional as well. After all, Jesus also cares about uncool kids. Perhaps something like You are not alone: 366 mindful meditations for nerds and outcasts.
To sum up, I was really happy to find this devotional for cool kids. My only quibble was with the cover art. Four sharpened pencils? Are you kidding me? That isn’t cool! Perhaps the next edition could replace the pencils with an electric guitar and a lipstick. Now that would look really cool.