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, December 31, 2013

Happy and Blessed New Year!

A Happy and Blessed New Year!

Thanks so much for the support and kind feedback during 2013.

The plan for the Pastor Stephen Grant novels in 2014 is to publish two more exciting thrillers.

The first will be titled “The River: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel.”

God bless!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Gift of Reading at Christmas

Gift of reading ideal at Christmas. Pastor Stephen Grant novels – WARRIOR MONK, ROOT OF ALL EVIL? and AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY – by Ray Keating provide suspense, humor, adventure, romance, and intrigue, while generating reflection on Christianity and faith. Perfect gifts for family, friends, and colleagues.

WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating

http://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Monk-Pastor-Stephen-Grant/dp/1453801030/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284850170&sr=1-1


ROOT OF ALL EVIL? A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating


AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gift of Reading Countdown Nov 27: Advent and Religious Liberty


Gift of Reading Christmas Countdown, November 27: Advent and the Christmas season approach. Is Christianity under attack?

Read and/or present the gift of AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating

Get the book at http://www.amazon.com/An-Advent-Religious-Liberty-Stephen/dp/1480174491/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gift of Reading Countdown Nov 21: Intrigue and Faith


Gift of Reading Christmas Countdown, November 21: International intrigue, politics, and faith. Read and/or give the gift of ROOT OF ALL EVIL? A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating

Get the book at
http://www.amazon.com/Root-All-Evil-Pastor-Stephen/dp/1479112194/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Warrior Monk: Should Hate It, But It's So Cool!

Kind of fun when someone wants to dislike a book, but in the end, cannot!

A recent Goodreads four-star review of Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel:

"I should probably hate this book... The hero's political and religious attitudes are conservative, even for LCMS. Yet, the book was well written and a lot of fun to read. It was the literary equivalent of a James Bond movie - boy, does that show my age - I know what is happening is improbable to impossible, but it is SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" 

Get Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel at
http://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Monk-Pastor-Stephen-Grant/dp/1453801030/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284850170&sr=1-1

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Root of All Evil? – “I Loved Every Second of It”


Ray Keating was a guest on KFUO radio recently to talk about Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel.

Pastor Rod Zwonitzer, the host of KFUO’s “Book Talk,” gave enthusiastic thumbs up on the Pastor Stephen Grant novels, with the focus of this show being Root of All Evil?

Zwonitzer said, “I loved every second of it… This would make a great Christmas gift. I guarantee it.”

In addition, he commented, “This is well done. The character development … is very nice. The story flows. It’s multi-themed… I’m a fan. I’m hooked.”

Listen to the KFUO “Book Talk” show at


Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating of 4.6 stars out of 5.


Root of All Evil? is a breathtaking thriller in which money, murder and mystery reign. The story involves drug traffickers, politicians, the CIA and FBI, a shadowy foreign regime, and the Church. Money is used and pursued for both good and ill. Throughout, action runs high.

Get Root of All Evil? – as well as Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel and An Advent for Religious Liberty: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel – at Amazon.com.

Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating of 4.3 stars out of 5, and ranked as a Top 10 book on a WORLD magazine June 2013 list.


An Advent for Religious Liberty: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating of 4.3 stars out of 5, with one reviewer declaring, “The premise of the novel is one that is especially important today.”


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