New Book Explores Founding Father's Religious Influence on Government

John Peach discusses Thomas Jefferson's life, values and beliefs.

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The religious liberty that Jefferson and his cohorts sacrificed their lives and their reputations to uphold is now being threatened by the highest levels of leadership in America

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) November 13, 2012

From building a nation to building a church of his own, John Peach’s latest work sheds light on Thomas Jefferson’s religious affiliation – a view contrary to popular belief.

In his biographical novel Thomas Jefferson: Roots of Religious Freedom, Peach portrays the heart and soul of one of America’s Founding Fathers. A trailblazer for religious freedom, Jefferson’s initial ideas were influenced by his early teacher, Rev. James Maury, accompanying his teachings from the Bible.

While many people believe Jefferson to be a deist, Peach depicts him as a Christian who believed the Bible, a God who answers prayer and one who chooses to involve himself directly in the affairs of man.

“With the foundations of America being challenged and threatened all around us, this book is needed to help turn the tide back to its constitutional principles,” says Peach. “The religious liberty that Jefferson and his cohorts sacrificed their lives and their reputations to uphold is now being threatened by the highest levels of leadership in America,” Peach adds.

Peach follows Jefferson through each milestone in his life, beginning in Virginia, to Philadelphia and Washington D.C., then France and finally across the U.S. to the Pacific Ocean. While agreeing that Jefferson’s religious ideas were divergent from any mainstream denominations, Peach presents evidence that Jefferson remained a stalwart for the Biblical premise that people’s rights come from God, who created all humans equal.

Thomas Jefferson
Roots of Religious Freedom
By John Peach
ISBN: 978-1-4627-2054-5
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and CrossBooks online bookstore.

About the author:
John Peach is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and has a Master of Arts from Liberty University. He served as a pastor in churches across the country from California, to Virginia, and New Jersey. Currently in Knoxville, Tenn. for the last 20 years, Peach spent 16 of those years as an at-risk counselor for children in public schools. He continues his passion for genealogy, history, and writing, adding to his 10 other previously published books.

Learn more about John at http://www.jeffersonreligiousfreedom.com


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