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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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Listen to my latest interview, on perfectionism in parenting, homeschooling, and the value of the Ignatian examen, on the Kolbecast.

Just in time for the paperback debut of The Heart of Perfection, I’ve written a reading guide for you and your book club! The discussion questions can be used for individual or group reflection. To get your free copy, just sign up for my (low-volume) email list and it will be sent to your inbox. And you can pre-order your copy of the paperback here, here, or at the links below.

The Xavier Society for the Blind has made both The Heart of Perfection and My Sisters the Saints available in braille! I’m grateful to this wonderful organization for making my work available to the visually impaired. You can learn more here.

I’m honored to see that The Heart of Perfection has won a 2020 Catholic Press Association Book Award. If you’re looking to dive into its themes alongside Scripture, you might enjoy this free five-day reading plan I wrote for the YouVersion Bible App, which has already had more than 5,000 completions from users of the app. Happy reading!


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
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Meet Colleen

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

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