Monday, January 26, 2015

William Doino Jr. reviews Dawn Eden's latest book…

Many of you will remember Dawn Eden and her visit to Assumption Grotto for her wonderful book, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints.

Here is a review of her latest work, The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition): Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On. William Doino Jr. begins his review…

In 2006, Dawn Eden wrote The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On. It was an account of how, as a new Christian convert—having led an exciting but spiritually unfulfilling life as a rock journalist—she learned to be joyfully chaste.

Eden’s book stood out. While many Christian writers were directing their messages toward teenagers tempted by pre-marital sex, she spoke empathetically to singles who had already been sexually active, and were wounded by their way of life.

The book resonated with many—Christians and non-Christians alike. The New York Times took note of it, (later profiling her) and a Village Voice sex columnist wrote in a back-cover blurb for the book: “As a single woman myself, Dawn’s given me a lot to think about.” To date, the book has sold over 20,000 copies worldwide, and been translated into Spanish, Polish, Slovak and Chinese.

Now, nearly a decade later, Eden has written a thoughtful revision...

Continue reading the review at First Things...


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