The Extraordinary Life of a Mediocre Jock: God, I'll Do Anything Just Make Me Awesome
: Join Flex on His Quest to Be Cool Like most middle schoolers, Flex's mind is on a million different things-school, sports, friends, girls (of course), and yeah, he's thinking about God too. More than any of these...
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Join Flex on His Quest to Be Cool
Like most middle schoolers, Flex's mind is on a million different things-school, sports, friends, girls (of course), and yeah, he's thinking about God too. More than any of these thoughts, Flex is obsessed with one thing-being cool.
But how can Flex attain awesomeness when he's so amazingly average at, well...EVERYTHING?!?
Football could be his ticket out of seventh-grade obscurity, but then Coach sticks him with a boring jersey number and reassigns him to the most unglamorous position on the entire team.
His parents aren't helping, either. They won't even let him bring his iPod to school like the other kids do. At least, his parents love him and love the Lord. That's HUGE.
And just when Flex thinks life couldn't any more complicated, he finds himself suddenly drawn to KK, the mysterious drama girl. She's homeschooled and in ninth grade. KK is totally different...and a little exciting.
Will Flex ever be considered cool? In God's eyes, maybe he already is.
Ted Kluck's work has appaered in ESPN the Magazine, Sports Spectrum Magazine, ESPN.com Page2, and several small literary journals. A bi-monthly column for Sports Spectrum Magazine entitled "Pro and Con" won the Evangelical Presss Association award for best standing column in 2003. Additionally, Ted has written two WGA registered screenplays and an award-winning (Damah Film Festival, Sabaoth Film Festival) short film. Ted lives in Lansing, Michigan with his wife Kristen, and son, Tristan.
He has co-authored Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion and Why We're Not Emergent: (By Two Guys Who Should Be) with Kevin DeYoung