Tuesday, December 19, 2006

'God uses even our poor choices'

"You’d have to be from another planet (not Mars or Venus) to be unaffected by Cosmo sexual mores. You bump into them everywhere you turn. And believers have not done a very good job of countering the propaganda. Where Sex and the City promises recreational intercourse with pretty people, Christians have too often offered only platitudes, judgmentalism, or compromise. As a result, our son and daughters (and husbands and wives) have been drawn into the same dead-end back alleys where unbelievers meet their unfortunate ends.

"That’s why I was so delighted to read, over the weekend, The Thrill of the Chaste, a new book by Dawn Eden, a thirtysomething single whose frustration with “sex à la New York City” finally brought her to a point of accepting Christ and making him lord of her life, including her sexuality. Rather than buying into the 'born-again virgin' mindset, however, she recognized that God uses even our poor choices to prepare us for the ministry he created us to have."

— Author, reporter (Baptist Press), and blogger Mark Kelly, from his review of my book

Buy The Thrill of the Chaste on Amazon.com.