I am having a problem following the instructions in the book, everything has gone fine up until I have to install SQlite

I get up to the point where I have to write

Code:
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local

After writing that and pressing enter it then comes up with this error message and I can't go any further

Code:
checking build system type... i386-apple-darwin9.4.0
checking host system type... i386-apple-darwin9.4.0
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
Am I doing something wrong or is the book misprinted or something?

Thanks