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Posted December 19, 2009

Book: Purity 365: Daily reflections on true love
Author: Jason Evert
Servant Books, Cincinnati, OH. 2009. Pp. 148

An Excerpt from the Jacket:

These to-the-point daily reflections on purity counter the lust served up by the media 365 days a year. If you’ve ever felt alone in your efforts to lead a clean life, read thee quotes and remember that real men and women are fighting the same fight today. The saints who have gone before us also fought this battle, won the victory and intercede for you now.

Excerpts from the Book:

Young love is a flame, very pretty, very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable. — Henry Ward Beecher — St. Donatian pray for us

Love can only reach maturity when it surpasses how the other person makes me feel to arrive at who the other person is — Christopher West — St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, pray for us

If I wasn’t respecting my own body, how was he supposed to respect it? — Crystalina Evert — St. Francis Caracciolo, pray for us.

Purity is not about following a list of rules so that you’ll avoid hell. It’s about wanting heaven for the person you love. — Jason Evert — St. Anthony Zaccaria, pray for us

Pornography . . .seeks to foster precisely those distortions of our sexual desires that we must struggle against in order to discover true love. — Christopher West. St. Flora and Mary of Cordoba, pray for us

So-called sexual freedom is really just proclaiming oneself to be available for free, and therefore without value. To “choose” such freedom is tantamount to saying that one is worth nothing.

Sarah Hinlicky. St. Basil of Ancyra, pray for us

Table of Contents:

January through December