The Heart of Perfection:
How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s
My Sisters the Saints:
A Spiritual Memoir
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.
The New Faithful:
Why Young Adults are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy
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.