Roy Moore book to be published in March by B&H
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Broadman & Holman Publishers has announced the acquisition of former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy S. Moore’s upcoming book, “So Help Me God!,” slated for release next March.
Moore’s unwavering stand against the removal of a Ten Commandments monument he ordered installed in Alabama’s State Judicial Building rotunda, which resulted in his removal from the highest judicial office in Alabama, received international attention. Moore, who currently is appealing his ouster to the U.S. Supreme Court, has said that one must acknowledge God to understand both the Alabama and U.S. constitutions, a topic he explores in his upcoming Broadman & Holman release.
Kenneth H. Stephens, president of Broadman & Holman, said, “The growing controversy over the issues of religious freedom and freedom of speech, and the specific incident of the ruling to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama state courthouse, is a topic of concern for all Americans. Chief Justice Moore is uniquely qualified to present the compelling Judeo-Christian views of our founding fathers on the subject, backed by his firsthand experience and vast knowledge of the legal foundations of our country.”
Stephens described it as an honor to be associated with the publication of Moore’s book. “As a brilliant jurist, Moore takes on some of the most controversial issues of our day and forces the question, ‘Can the state acknowledge God?’ His solid arguments, based firmly on both American history and constitutional law, will inform both those who agree and those who do not share his views.”
Noting that Moore is a West Point graduate and combat veteran, Stephens said the Alabama judge “has demonstrated his character as a true patriot and defender of liberty. By taking a stand, at considerable personal cost and sacrifice, on the issue of the state’s acknowledgement of God, he has demonstrated his faith as a devout Christian as well as faithfulness as a public servant to the intent and guarantees of our Constitution.”
Moore, commenting on his book project, said, “It is time that the American people awake to the true meaning of separation of church and state and our unique relationship to God as a nation. No longer can we afford to sit quietly by while the ACLU and others take away our right to publicly acknowledge God secured by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”
Wes Yoder, president of Ambassador Speakers Bureau who provided literary representation for Moore, recounted that Moore has traveled around the country speaking on this issue. “I have been amazed at how many people do not know the real story of his case,” Yoder said. “The book and the chief justice’s public forums will help Americans understand the changes needed in our country. So Help Me God! will be an important contribution to the public discourse.”
Broadman & Holman plans a national publicity campaign in conjunction with the March book release. The publisher has successfully published New York Times best-sellers “Payne Stewart: The Authorized Biography,” along with two novels by Oliver North, “Mission Compromised” and “The Jericho Sanction.” This fall B&H will release “Twice Adopted” by Michael Reagan, son of late President Ronald Reagan.