Books


The Saga of Ireland: A Concise History of the Emerald Isle

The Saga of Ireland  brings the stirring history of Erin to life in thrilling clarity. Learn about the Irish people from the ancient Gaels up to the modern day. Explore rich landscapes, meet larger-than-life characters, and be present for Ireland's pivotal moments. Interwoven with engaging historical fiction vignettes and peppered throughout with beautiful illustrations, The Saga of Ireland offers an engaging journey through two millennia of Irish history. Recommended for ages 12 and up to adult. Purchase

The Story of Mary: From the Dawn of Time to Today

In this beautifully told story of the Church's love of Mary, Phillip Campbell immerses children in the Church's Marian piety: scripture, history, theology, devotion, apologetics and more are all covered in this comprehensive introduction to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Walk with Our Lady as she accompanies her son to Calvary, meet wonderful saints who ordered their spiritual lives around the Blessed Mother, and experience wondrous apparitions that have been a source of inspiration to millions. Purchase

The Way of Life

When confronted with the message of the Gospel, the Jews on the day of Pentecost were cut to the heart and said, "Brethren, what shall we do?" (Acts 2:37) Catholics today are asking themselves the same question; The Way of Life offers a response. Drawing on the spiritual heritage of the Church, the essays in this book call us to refocus our sight on the Lord, cultivating "eyes to see" that we might have confidence in God's providence. Purchase

Matron of Paris: The Story of St. Genevieve

Matron of Paris follows the journey of Genevieve from her childhood as a shepherdess to becoming the beloved abbess and advocate of the Christians of Paris. Along the way, she encounters a host of notable characters from history, including Saint Patrick, King Clovis, Saint Clotilde, and more! Purchase

Wounds of Love: The Story of St. Padre Pio

Wounds of Love follows the journey of Saint Pio from his youth as a farm boy in Pietrelcina to his days as the beloved wonder-working friar of San Giovanni Rotondo. His fascinating and inspiring life unfolds in these pages, from the earliest moments he received the Stigmata to his bouts with the devil to his reading of souls to the touching relationships he shared with his parents and so many others. Purchase

The Story of the Philippines

From the hazy early history of the ancient Philippines, to the arrival of the Spanish and Catholicism; from American occupation to the  modern-day Filipino diaspora, this book covers the entire panoply of Philippine history in Campbell's lively, informal style that appeals to young readers and parents alike. Including 20 original illustrations, The Story of The Philippines is an engaging way to introduce students to the history of this vibrant island nation whose people play an increasingly important role in today's world. Purchase

A Boy and His Angel

A Boy and His Angel is an introduction to the Catholic idea of Guardian Angels told through the daily experiences of a young boy. The place of Guardian Angels in our lives is explained simply and lucidly, while colorful and endearing illustrations depict the Guardian Angels' roles as intercessors, defenders, and companions. A Boy and His Angel is the perfect supplement for elementary catechism. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Purchase

The Feasts of Christendom

Every year, believers worldwide experience the heritage of Christianity through the festivals of the liturgical year. Drawing on sources historical, theological, liturgical, and cultural, The Feasts of Christendom provides an exhaustive resource on the major festivals of the Christian calendar. Phillip Campbell leaves no stone unturned in this comprehensive study: When did the Church settle on December 25th for the date of Christmas? How come the English observed two St. Michael's days? Find out the answers and much more in The Feasts of Christendom. Purchase

The Church and the Dark Ages

You may have learned in world history class that the fall of the Roman Empire led to centuries of violence, ignorance, and barbarism in Europe. But that’s not all that happened during that time! In The Church and the Dark Ages (430–1027), Phillip Campbell explains that the Dark Ages were not only a period of great political and cultural transition but also an era of great transformation in the Catholic Church. Campbell highlights key personalities of the Dark Ages such as St. Gregory the Great, Charlemagne, King Alfred the Great, St. Patrick, and St. Brigid. Purchase

The Catholic Educator's Guide to Teaching History

Catholic Educators Guide

History is fascinating, but teaching it can be a challenge. In The Catholic Educator’s Guide to Teaching History, Phillip Campbell draws on his years of teaching history to provide a concise guide to success for Catholic educators. Mr. Campbell’s principles will help bring success to your history curriculum, whether for school or home. Combines theoretical observations with gobs of practical tips to help you optimize your student's historical education. Broken down by grade level for ease of use; contains reading lists, dates for memorization, grading rubrics, and more. Purchase

Power from on High

For centuries, the kings of Christendom exercised extraordinary control over the Church in their realms. They convened synods, appointed bishops, endowed monasteries, and helped themselves to the revenues of ecclesiastical properties-claiming to do so by the authority of God Himself. In this fascinating study of the medieval propaganda of sacred monarchy, Phillip Campbell traces the rise and fall of theocratic kingship in the Middle Ages Purchase

A Journey Across America: The Great Plains States

A Journey Across America: The Great Plains States presents a narrative history of the Great Plains region infused with a Catholic worldview. The book engages the student through colorful photos, maps, narrative writing, and thumbnail biographies. The Great Plains States covered in this book are Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Available in hardcover or paperback. Presented by the Catholic Textbook Project.

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The Story of the Church: From Pentecost to Modern Times

In this thrilling narrative, Phillip Campbell, author of the best-selling Story of Civilization series, takes children on a journey through Church history, beginning at Pentecost when Peter and the other apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and preached in the streets of Jerusalem, all the way through the pontificate of John Paul II and into modern times. Campbell’s storybook style brings the narrative to life for young readers, taking them back in time and awakening a love and appreciation for history. Purchase

The Story of Civilization: Vol. 4 - The History of the United States

The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting history as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through the epic story of the discovery of North America, the founding, and growth of the United States. Volume IV covers U.S. history from the Spanish, French, and English colonial period up to the modern day. Purchase

Paladologies

Paladologies, the sequel to Tale of Manaeth, picks up after the departure of the great Queen of Asylia, tracing the fortunes of Manissa's family through the drama of the centuries.  Punctuated with episodes of glory, tragedy, and romance, the thirty-six short stories of Paladologies carry the reader through the dizzying and often violent tumults that bring the house of Manissa from disinheritance and despair to restoration, redemption, and glory. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Purchase

A Journey Across America: The Great Lakes States

A Journey Across America: The Great Lakes States presents a narrative history of the Great Lakes region infused with a Catholic worldview. The book engages the student through colorful photos, maps, narrative writing, and thumbnail biographies. The Great Lakes States covered in this book are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Available in hardcover or paperback. Presented by the Catholic Textbook Project. Purchase

Heroes & Heretics of the Reformation

Not since the birth of Christ has an event shaken the foundations of the Western world like the Reformation. Now, 500 years after Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the door at Wittenberg the sound of which served as the thunder presaging the storm to come Phillip Campbell  casts fresh eyes on that tumultuous time and its most influential characters. Heroes and Heretics of the Reformation acquaints readers with the people, ideas, and events of the age using an engaging biographical narrative. Purchase

The Story of Civilization: Vol. 3 - The Making of the Modern World

The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting history as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world. Volume III covers the Renaissance to the modern day with an emphasis on European history. Purchase

The Story of Civilization: Vol. 2 - The Medieval World

The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Volume II covers the Middle Ages, from the last days of the Roman Empire to the  Renaissance. Children will encounter all of the great figures of Christendom, from saints such as Augustine, Bernard of Clairvaux, and St. Joan of Arc, to scoundrels such as King Richard III. Volume II also spends time introducing children to common life in the Middle Ages, as well as the legal, educational, and artistic ideas of the medieval world. Purchase

The Story of Civilization: Vol. 1 - The Ancient World

Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization Volume I: The Ancient World, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary. Volume I covers the beginnings of civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt through the conversion of Constantine, exploring the cultures and ideas that were foundational to western civilization. Purchase

The Book of Non-Contradiction: Harmonizing the Scriptures

The Book of Non-Contradiction: Harmonizing the Scriptures, by Phillip Campbell reintroduces the classical method of harmonizing difficult scriptural passages, showing how the skeptics' claim of a "Bible full of contradictions" is completely unfounded. Proceeding from the axiom that truth cannot contradict truth, The Book of Non-Contradiction follows in the footsteps of great Catholic exegetes like St. Augustine and Tatian who demonstrated the harmony of the Scriptural narrative. Purchase

Tale of Manaeth

Written in the epic style of classics as the Silmarillion and the Iliad, the Tale of Manaeth tells the story of a young princess reluctantly thrust into leadership among her people and faced with a hostile and powerful foreign aggressor. As the youngest girl in a family of six, Manissa is an unlikely candidate for the throne of the Kingdom of Asylia. But when her entire family is murdered by agents of a cruel foreign king, she becomes the heir to the throne and the unexpected source of unity for her scattered and persecuted people. Purchase

Books or Publications Edited by Phillip Campbell

Saint Catherine Laboure: Sister of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul by Fr. Edmond Crapez (Cruachan Hill Press, 2023)
The Atoning Death of Christ by John P. Joy (Cruachan Hill Press, 2023)
The Tumbler of Our Lady by Alice Kemp-Welch (Cruachan Hill Press, 2023)
For God and Spain by Hugh de Blacam (Cruachan Hill Press, 2022)
The Life of St. Brigid by Cogitosus and Other Selected Writings (Cruachan Hill Press, 2022)
Lives of Catholic Heroes and Heroines of America Vol. 3: Hernando Cortez by John Murray (Cruachan Hill Press, 2022)
The Murder of Becket and the Canterbury Shrine by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (Cruachan Hill Press, 2022), Edited with an introduction.
Lives of Catholic Heroes and Heroines of America Vol. 2: Ojeda and Balboa by John Murray (Cruachan Hill Press, 2022)
The Ante-Nicene Fathers Sourcebook & Answer Key (Cruachan Hill Press, 2022) Compiled with an introduction
Lives of Catholic Heroes and Heroines of America Vol. 1: Christopher Columbus  by John Murray (Cruachan Hill Press, 2021)
The Autobiography of Guibert of Nogent (Cruachan Hill Press, 2018) Edited with an introduction
Manual for Marian Devotion (TAN Books, 2016). Edited and compiled sources
Life of St. Columba by St. Adomnan (Cruachan Hill Press, 2016). Edited with an introduction
Pope Innocent III and His Times by Joseph Clayton (Mediatrix Press, 2016) Introduction
The Catholic Middle Ages Sourcebook & Answer Key (Cruachan Hill Press, 2016) Compiled with an introduction
War Against the Papacy by James Larson (Cruachan Hill Press, 2015), Edited
The Rending of Christendom Sourcebook & Answer Key (Cruachan Hill Press, 2015) Compiled with an introduction
Hermits and Anchorites of England by Rotha Mary Clay (Cruachan Hill Press, 2014) Edited with an introduction
The Complete Works of St. Cyprian of Carthage (Arx Publishing, 2013). Edited with an introduction
Epitaphs of the Catacombs by Rev. J. Spencer Northcote (Cruachan Hill Press, 2011). Reprinted

Articles

Catholic Exchange

Click here for a full archive of my essays on Catholic Exchange, a blog of Sophia Institute Press.

New Oxford Review

Marian Devotion as a Way of Life” (December 2022)

Angelus Magazine

A Royal Vocation” (October 2022)

Distributist Review

The Curiosity of Immigrant Ownership in the United States” (Dec 21, 2018)
An End to Corporate-Government Collusion” (December 16, 2017)
Collusion of Big Business and Big Government” (December 5, 2017)
Home Rule” (May 2, 2016)
The Authority of Rerum Novarum and Quadragesimo Anno” (January 11, 2016)
Primacy of the Residential” (December 2, 2015)

St. Austin Review

Great Scientist-Clerics of the Past” (Volume 11, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2011)
111 Questions on Islam” (Volume 10, No. 4, July/Aug 2010)
Knight of the Temple” (Volume 10, No. 4, July/Aug 2010)
Did Witchcraft Really Exist in the Middle Ages?” (Volume 9, No. 3, May/June 2009)

Essays in Within Larger Collections

“The History of the Devil’s Advocate,” Are Canonizations Infallible? (Arouca Press, 2021), ed. Peter Kwasniewski
“Nine Reflections on Traditiones Custodes,” From Benedict’s Peace to Francis’s War (Angelico Press, 2021), ed. Peter Kwasniewski

Miscellaneous Radio and Media

Making History with Your Homeschool History Lesson” (Homeschooling Saints Podcast, Aug. 2021)
The Governor and the Protestor” interview on the New York Times The Daily podcast about Covid-19 lockdowns (April, 2020)
Faith Matters with Phillip Campbell” Radio program on Good Shepherd Catholic Radio (2019-2021)
Appearance on At Home With Jim and Joy (EWTN) Part 1 and Part 2 (November, 2020)
The Mystery of the Shroud: Who is the Man in the Cloth?” Radio program on Good Shepherd Catholic Radio (2019)
Messiah” Documentary (Cenacle TV, 2019)
Why Should I Learn This? ed. Maureen Wittmann & Erin B. Conroy (Behold Publications, 2015). Contributing author.
The Conquest of Mexico DVD (Sinking Bobber Productions, 2012)
The Origins of Christian Monasticism DVD (Sinking Bobber Productions, 2011) *Currently out of print*