“An intelligent, culturally aware, and (not least important) highly entertaining account of how one woman was able to break free of a culture of sexual objectification.
“Dawn Eden reminds us forcefully that our happiness does not, in fact, lie in the cycle of sexual gratifications, or in being a "winner" in the manhunting/ womanhunting game; it consists of a life of love and respect for others, whether one is married or single.”
—Michael Potemra, National Review
“Why would a thirtysomething modern woman give up sex? At the heart of The Thrill of the Chaste is this mystery story which as it unfolds reveals our deep human longing for a love that matters, for a sexual union that is real. A brave, beautiful book.”
—Maggie Gallagher, President, Institute for Marriage and nationally syndicated columnist
“New York Daily News columnist and blogger [Dawn] Eden offers a Christian apologetic for premarital chastity, aimed at "marriage-minded single women who'd had enough of the Sex and the City lifestyle." Eden herself is a convert to both Christianity and chastity, and now an unmarried 30-something, she's persuaded that chastity is more "hope-filled" and "vibrant" than sex outside of marriage. She draws on John Paul II's theology of the body to explain why Christians should reserve sex for marriage; "our bodies are living metaphors of God's loving nature," she argues, and to have sex casually is to make a false promise of total commitment…” [Full review]
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The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On (SBN 0-8499-1311-X, $13.99, Trade Paper) is published by W Publishing Group. Order today from Amazon.com.