Notebook and Pen

Dennis L. Peterson

Independent Author, Editor, Teacher, Historian


About Dennis L. Peterson

Dennis L. Peterson is an independent author, historian, and editor with numerous published credits in regional and national journals and magazines since 1981. He is a former history and writing teacher and lead author of American history textbooks and curricula for a major Christian textbook publisher.  He also served as senior technical editor for Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. at the historic Oak Ridge, Tennessee, nuclear facilities. 

He is a member of several historical organizations, including the Society of Independent Southern Historians, the East Tennessee Historical Society, and the Travelers Rest (SC) Historical Society, on the board of which he also serves as 2nd vice president. He is also a docent for the History Museum of Travelers Rest.

His areas of special interest include Southern history, the War Between the States, the Great Depression, and World War II as well as biblical studies.


Latest Release

Combat! Lessons on Spiritual Warfare from Military History

Published February 2020

In the Christian life, one fact is crystal clear: we are at war. It involves every Christian—and collectively the entire Church—and it is a holy war. It does not involve physical combat; it is against spiritual enemies. It is a hard-fought war, demanding everything a believer has and is. But it is also a war that has already been won, for the battle is the Lord’s, and He long ago determined the outcome.

"I highly recommend this book. It would be an excellent addition to a classroom and for individual study. This book is outstanding, encouraging, and timely."

- L. Garland

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