Bestselling Christian author, historian Peter Marshall dies
Best selling author Peter Marshall, 70, head of Peter Marshall Ministries, passed away on Sept. 10, two days after he had experienced a heart attack while in a gym in Orleans, Massachusetts.
Marshall co-authored three best-selling books, all about U.S. History. “The Light and the Glor”y became a Christian classic and talks about God’s hand in American history. Its latest, revised edition included more information about the Lost Colony of Roanoke, George Washington’s Christian faith, the Jamestown Colony and Christian evangelical Samuel Adams, among others, his website said.
His second bestseller, “From Sea to Shining Sea” talked of the framing of the 1787 Constitution, and examines God’s work in the Second Great Awakening as pioneers came to the west, his website noted.
Marshall’s third book, “Sounding Forth the Trumpet” focuses on the years 1837 to 1860, and depicts parallels between America’s history of slavery and abortion today. This book has been cited as Marshall and Manuel’s best works, according to his website.
A Presbyterian minister, Marshall became known nationwide for his work as a preacher, teacher and writer who averred that the U.S. had lost the initial vision of its founding fathers and needs to get back on track, his website says.
Marshall, in his work as a preacher and speaker in venues throughout the country had always focused on the need to implement 2 Chronicles 7:14 which says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land,” according to his website.
Marshall graduated from Yale University and Princeton Theological Seminary in 1965, and had worked as a pastor in Massachusetts and Connecticut for 12 years. He focused much of his life work to restore and retain the Christian and biblical heritage of the country, CBN News said.
His father, the senior Peter Marshall, was twice Senate Chaplain. His mother, Catherine, wrote the best-selling novel Christy. Marshall leaves behind three children and three grandchildren, CBN News said.