Author Colleen Carroll Campbell

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


Simon and Schuster
Barnes & Noble
Indie Bound
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Comparison. Control. Impossible expectations — and crushing guilt. Spiritual perfectionism is the least recognized and most toxic form of perfectionism. And it’s the one problem Colleen was sure the saints couldn’t help her with …

My Sisters the Saints:

A Spiritual Memoir

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Honored by two national awards and published in five languages with more than 90,000 English copies sold,  My Sisters the Saints has been praised as “provocative … charming and instructive” (Kirkus Reviews), “thoughtful and gracious” (Booklist)  and “completely contemporary and totally timeless” (Cardinal Timothy Dolan). The book tells the story of Colleen’s 15-year spiritual quest and the six women saints who became her unlikely guides as she grappled with everything from the chaos of the campus party scene and the work-life dilemmas of a pressure-cooker White House job to the twin heartbreaks of her father’s descent into dementia and her own infertility. Colleen found help and support where she least expected it: in the lives and writings of six holy women she came to regard as not simply spiritual friends, but sisters. 

My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell
Penguin Random House
Barnes & Noble

Also available in Spanish, Polish, Portuguese and as an audiobook. Slovak edition coming soon!

The New Faithful:

Why Young Adults are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy

The New Faithful by Colleen Carroll Campbell


Barnes & Noble

Colleen’s first book, The New Faithful, was a finalist for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award and a Catholic Book Publishers Association bestseller. Hailed as “novel and timely” (Publishers Weekly), “refreshing” (Wall Street Journal) and “a blockbuster of a book” (Canada’s National Post) that is “a great resource” (CBA Marketplace) and “highly recommended” (Library Journal), The New Faithful blends firsthand reporting, storytelling and analysis to shed light on a trend with far-reaching cultural and religious implications. It has been featured in nearly 100 magazines and newspapers, including The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, National Review and Christianity Today.

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