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The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition)

The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition)

Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On 

Author: Dawn Eden

Foreword by: Colleen Carroll Campbell

Price: $15.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 224

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-558-7

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: January 26, 2015

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Dawn Eden, internationally known speaker and author, presents a completely revised Catholic edition of her bestselling work, The Thrill of the Chaste. In this version, Eden shares her story of conversion to Catholicism and invites readers into a Catholic understanding of chastity and its spiritual benefits. 

When Dawn Eden released The Thrill of the Chaste in 2006, she was a Jewish convert to Protestant Christianity, preparing to make the final leap into Catholicism. Now, nine years later, Eden has extensively updated The Thrill of the Chaste, sharing how her Catholic faith, the lives and intercession of the saints, and the healing power of the sacraments have led her to find her true identity in Christ.

This revised, Catholic version offers spiritual and practical advice for both men and women seeking to live chastely in a world that glorifies sex. Eden offers tips to help readers avoid temptation and live faithfully—including dressing modestly, but not being afraid to feel good about the way they look; trusting that God has a plan for their life and relationships; and making sure their “yes” comes from the heart.

Features & Benefits:

  • The Thrill of the Chaste is gaining renewed interest among Catholics because of the popularity of Eden’s second book, My Peace I Give You.
  • Eden has been a guest on the Today Show and spoken on chastity, healing, and conversion in more than 150 venues worldwide. She is visible on her blog, The Dawn Patrol, and at


"Practical wisdom and theological insight."

“Writing from her personal experience, Dawn Eden illuminates a path through our devastated hookup culture using practical wisdom and theological insight from a woman’s perspective.”

Rev. Mark Mary
Cohost of EWTN’s Life on the Rock

"The narrative of a soul redemptively recovering from Gen-X cynicism."

“Dawn Eden’s wry, poignant Thrill of the Chaste isn’t just another chastity primer but the narrative of a soul redemptively recovering from Gen-X cynicism. Her raw chronicles conjure awkwardly familiar memories without glamorizing sin, all the while focusing on changing the person, not the past, and doing so with the hope of Christ.”

Colleen Swaim
Author of Your College Faith

"A practical and joyful guide to chaste living."

“According to Jesus Christ—and Dawn Eden—chastity is part of the Good News. Only a pure heart can be a fulfilled heart. Dawn Eden has given us a practical and joyful guide to chaste living.” 

Rev. Paul N. Check
Executive Director
Courage International

"Applicable to every aspect of our lives."

“Dawn Eden’s book helped me to understand that virtue is about much more than our sexuality; its pursuit is a positive action applicable to our work, our relationships, our prayer, our play, our daily bread—indeed, it is applicable to every aspect of our lives. So is this book.”

Elizabeth Scalia
Catholic blogger and author of Strange Gods

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