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.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Zobo, Anyone?

From Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel by Ray Keating:

Santos said, “Did Father Alou also fill you in on Pope Augustine’s affinity for zobo from his Nigerian homeland?”Each of the four members of the media said no. Father Alou apologized.Santos explained, “Given that you four are being given special access to the Pope, for a more intimate conversation about his ‘Public Mission of Mere Christianity,’ he will offer each of you a glass. This has become something of a tradition when his Eminence hosts guests. Zobo is a favorite drink from his homeland of Nigeria, made from a herb and mixed with water, sugar, juice, ice, and usually some soda water as well.”
“Yes,” said Wallace, “I read about it. I was wondering if we might be treated to this African fare.”

Friday, March 14, 2014

Senator's Extraordinary Death in "Root of All Evil?"

From Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel by Ray Keating:

U.S. Senator James “Jimmy” Farrell rated exceptional in various ways.
His path into the world’s greatest deliberative body was rather unique, as were his politics for a senator from New York.
His death would be extraordinary as well...

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Keating Called a "Great Novelist" on Christian Radio

Recently, Ray Keating has been a guest on KFUO radio three different times to talk about his three Pastor Stephen Grant Novels – Warrior Monk, Root of All Evil?, and An Advent for Religious Liberty

In each case, Pastor Rod Zwonitzer, the host of KFUO’s “Book Talk,” has given a big, enthusiastic thumbs up on these thrillers, calling Keating a “great novelist.”

Zwonitzer rated Warrior Monk as an “excellent book,” adding, “It grabs a hold of you so much that you want to keep reading. You want to figure out what happens.”

Listen to the KFUO “Book Talk” show on Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel at

About Root of All Evil?, Zwonitzer said, “I loved every second of it.” Later, 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 on Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel at

About An Advent for Religious Liberty, Zwonitzer declared: “It is exciting reading, and tough to put down… There’s some really good stuff in here, and it does keep you on the edge of your reading seat.” He sums up that this is “good mystery writing.”

Listen to the KFUO “Book Talk” show on An Advent for Religious Liberty: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel at