Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Knight turns to Dawn

"One problem with the book is the Catholic/female style of argumentation (mystical parallels, song lyrics, personal experiences). This is not the book you can use in order to defeat your opponents on chastity. This book is ideal for those of us who were never taught these things as children—you can get all the wisdom of a Christian parent in a couple hundred pages."

—Protestant blogger Wintery Knight, reviewing The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On.*

UPDATE: Wintery Knight writes in an e-mail: "Eeek! You were not supposed to cite the one critical thing in the whole review.... the rest is very positive.

"I have to pick on you for being a Catholic girl - it's so weird the way you talk. Prayers! Visions! Being nice to people! Eeeeewwwww.

"We evangelical Protestants only talk about the cosmic microwave background radiation or the DNA signal transduction system or the fine-tuning of the cosmological constant. If we let our hair down, then maybe we will talk about the earliest evidence for the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15... but I'd have to be drunk to do that - and I don't drink but one beer a year if that much."

In light of Wintery Knight's comments, I have published a book excerpt by Mark P. Shea that addresses his points.

*The link to my book's title will take you to its Amazon page. All commissions on Amazon purchases made through this blog go toward helping pregnant women who suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum. For details, click here.