The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition)

Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On
Author: Dawn Eden

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Format: Paperback

Publication 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

Product Details

Pages: 224

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781594715587

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “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

  • “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
    Author of Strange Gods

  • “This story is going to change lives.”

    “Very few writers can crank out prose that is at once elegant and funny, engaging and eclectic, and spiritually enriching with no treacly aftereffects—a combination that sums up Dawn Eden’s sweet spot as a new evangelist. I know her sorrow-tinged, but ever hopeful, story is going to change lives.”

    Patrick Coffin
    Author and host of Catholic Answers Live

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