Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore acknowledges having feelings of “doubt and fear” on the night of July 31, 2001, as he sat alone in his state courthouse office awaiting delivery of a Ten Commandments monument he wanted to install in the rotunda.

In a new book, “So Help Me God,” Moore describes that night as the completion of a lifelong mission to use his position as the state’s highest judge to publicly display a symbol of his religion.