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Thanks for stopping by my online home! I’m an author, speaker, journalist and former presidential speechwriter – as well as a wife and mom of four who loves good books, tough hikes and quiet moments with God (when I can get them). My passion is connecting today’s busy women and men with the spiritual wisdom of those who went before us, and sharing my own stories and struggles so we all feel less alone. I hope you’ll make yourself at home here and join me on this journey.

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Read my latest op-ed for Religion News Service on Flannery O’Connor and the art of stalking joy in scandal time. 

Looking for some tips for a joyful Lent? Check out my favorites from the recovering perfectionist saints here. (And if you like them, join my email list to have future reflections sent straight to your inbox!)

I was gratified recently to receive this gracious first review of my forthcoming book, The Heart of Perfection, from Publishers Weekly. 

The Heart of Perfection doesn’t officially debut until May 21, but you can pre-order it now and be among the first to read this story of my battle with comparison and impossible expectations, and my surprising discovery that many of the saints I once saw as encouraging my spiritual perfectionism were, themselves, recovering perfectionists. Learn more and order your copy below.

And if you live near Kansas City, Denver, Washington, D.C., or Philadelphia — or live far but love to travel — join me at one of my spring speaking engagements! I’ll be keynoting the Living in Truth Conference in Kansas City on April 13, keynoting the Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver on April 27, speaking and doing a book signing at the Catholic Information Center in D.C. on May 20, and keynoting the Centennial Celebration at St. Agnes Parish near Philadelphia on May 22. Come say hello in person!

The Heart of Perfection:

How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s

The Heart of Perfection by Colleen Carroll Campbell

Meet Colleen

Colleen Carroll Campbell is an award-winning author, print and TV journalist, and former presidential speechwriter. Her books include her critically acclaimed journalistic study, The New Faithful, and her spiritual memoir, My Sisters the Saints, which won two national awards and has been published in five languages. Colleen has written for The New York Times, Washington Post . . . 

Praise for Colleen’s Books:

Publishers Weekly Review
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