Is Your Pastor or Priest a Man of Action? Check Out Pastor Stephen Grant in, for example, WINE INTO WATER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, MURDERER'S ROW: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL and THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating

Pastor Stephen Grant?

Stephen Grant is the pastor at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church on eastern Long Island. Grant is one of the more unique second-career clergy around, as he once worked for the CIA. Besides theology, his interests include archery, golf, writing, classic films, the beach, poker, baseball, and history. Grant also knows his wines, champagnes and brews. Oh yes, he generally dislikes politicians, and happens to be an expert marksman with a handgun and a rifle, while being pretty handy with a combat knife as well.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Top 10 Reasons Why Lutheran Pastors Should Read Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel

10) A pope named Augustine.

9) You’ll never sing or listen to “A Mighty Fortress” the same way again.

8) ST. MARY’S Lutheran Church? What’s that all about?

7) Pastor Grant is not shy in laying out the differences between the ELCA and the LCMS.

6) Grant eats food far more interesting and tasty than anything ever served in a Lutheran church basement.

5) Grant is smart, athletic, handsome, and attracts beautiful women. He’s like James Bond in a collar. Jealous?

4) Admit it – you want to go on television and put a member of the media in his place.

3) During long council meetings, your mind occasionally wanders to how handy it would be to possess lethal skills, like Pastor Grant.

2) A Lutheran pastor called on to protect the pope? Ironic? Cool? Or both?

1) How many guys from seminary did you meet who used to kill people for the CIA?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Top 10 Reasons Conservatives Should Read Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel

10) This pastor not only favors gun rights, but he’s skilled at using a variety of weapons!

9) Grant and his clergy buddies have no use for church liberals.

8) A free market economist is featured, and she knows how to wield a sword!

7) What the CIA, FBI and local law enforcement do to protect the American people is appreciated.

6) Environmental extremists do not come off well … to say the least.

5) Father Ron McDermott can’t stomach Hollywood lefties.

4) Pope Augustine makes the case that the three biggest challenges to Christianity are moral relativism, militant secularism, and Islamic fascism.

3) Pastor Grant believes that in very rare circumstances, the torture of terrorists can be a moral imperative.

2) Grant possesses a healthy skepticism of politicians, especially the arrogant and duplicitous ones.

1) Support a fellow conservative, as Warrior Monk’s author – Ray Keating – is a longtime conservative columnist and writer.