Friday, July 28, 2006

Dawn Eden

I came across Miss Eden at Mr. Cusack's site, it seems that she is a friend of his. After looking into it, here and here, it seems that Miss Eden is a Jewish woman who has converted to Catholicism and has written a new book, The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On, extolling the virtues of chastity to the less than virtuous women of America. The blurb reads:

"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."

Very interesting, and how refreshing...I commend Miss Eden and suggest you visit her website where she takes on things disgusting with vim and vigor. I hope her book does well, although in looking about in this world, I doubt there will be many who heed her advice, the rot is just too deep, I think. One can only wish that we had more like her.

Update: Interview with Miss Eden in the National Catholic Register; She details the roles that Chesterton and Kolbe played in her entering the Church.