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    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 13, 2006
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      put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron request form right
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      Title: The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your
      Clothes On
      Author: Dawn Eden
      Publisher: W Publishing
      Date Published: December 2006
      ISBN: 084991311X
      Price: 13.99
      Comments: See the author's video clip at

      Reviews at amazon.com:

      Alive and Young review at

      Author's blog: http://www.dawneden.com/blogger.html

      Official website for The Thrill of the Chaste:

      From Publishers Weekly
      New York Daily News columnist and blogger 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. Eden doesn't just theologize—she gives practical advice about
      how women should relate to their parents (if yours are divorced, as Eden's are,
      you should resist the temptation to blame them for bad sexual choices you've
      made) and masturbation (avoid it—you'll just feel lonely afterward). But
      trading on familiar (and tired) gender stereotypes, she notes that men lose interest
      in women who pursue them. In a sea of evangelical books on chastity that read
      like they were written for college students, Eden's will stand out as a book
      for grownups and should be popular with more mature Christian women. (Dec. 5)
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      rights reserved.

      Book Description

      Finally, a book for single women who, unsatisfied with living a worldly
      lifestyle, want to give their lives a new and godly direction. Author Dawn Eden, a
      Jewish-born rock journalist turned salty Christian blog queen, gives these
      readers the positive and uplifting message that they've been wanting to hear-that
      spiritual healing and a renewed outlook await them. Using her own experiences
      in the New York City singles jungle, she shows women how they too can go from
      insecurity to purity, and from forlorn to reborn. She tells women who have
      been around the block how to find their way home.
      Among inspirational books for single women, The Thrill of the Chaste is a
      pair of hip Ray-Bans in a field of rose-colored glasses. This isn't a book for
      dainty damsels in lacy white dresses patiently awaiting their handsome prince.
      This is for real women who need strong, motivational, and deeply moral messages
      to counter the ones they receive from a superficial, sex-obsessed world.

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