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.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cover for New Pastor Stephen Grant Novel Coming Soon!

Monday Night Thriller!

Friends: Get a look at the preliminary cover for the next Ray Keating thriller - "Murderer's Row: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel" - right here on Monday night (June 1) at 8:00 PM EST.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Summer Reading Sale with New Pastor Stephen Grant Novel Coming in June!

Great Summer Reading: The unofficial start of summer is upon us, and the next Pastor Stephen Grant novel by Ray Keating will be published in June!

What a great time to take advantage of a Kindle sale on the first four Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers: All 4 Books for Less Than $15.

The Kindle versions – WARRIOR MONK, ROOT OF ALL EVIL?, AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, and THE RIVER – are on sale at Amazon.

Or, get the paperbacks for those beach or picnic bags.

A Washington Times reviewer proclaimed THE RIVER to be “an intriguing summer ride,” adding, “I simply could not put it down.” reviewers have compared Keating’s thrillers to the works of Clancy, Ludlum, Grisham, Cussler, Griffin and Morrell.

And Ray Keating has been called “a great novelist” by the host of KFUO’s “BookTalk” radio.

Kindle version of Warrior Monk.

Kindle version of Root of All Evil?

Kindle version of An Advent for Religious Liberty.

Kindle version of The River.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thumbs Up Review of THE RIVER

LHP Lutheran Book Review of THE RIVER:

"Ray Keating's SEAL/CIA agent turned LCMS Pastor, Stephen Grant, returns in The River. The danger Pastor Grant faces builds as much as his own backstory and that of his wife and her family. In the fourth installment of the Grant series he wrestles with life and death, specifically justice and revenge under the Fifth Commandment. I read this novel in preparation for a Lutheran Men's retreat here in the Wyoming District as a presenter discussing firearms, self defense,the Second Amendment and the Fifth Commandment, specifically the difference between 'Thou shalt not kill' and 'You shall not murder.' The latter is the most accurate translation of the original Hebrew of Exodus 20. Imagine facing such decisions alongside Stephen Grant. Language is realistic given the situation's Grant's father-in-law lets his daughter and son-in-law get put in. Temptations abound. Ours is a messy, sinful world. Forgiveness and redemption in Christ is real. I pray my world will not be as dangerous and action-packed as Pr. Grant's adventures in Las Vegas. Enjoy the Christian-worldview-fiction of Ray Keating. Recommended!"

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Next Pastor Stephen Grant Novel Coming Soon!


A big goal achieved last night on the next novel. Thanks for your patience and support.

The next book - Murderer's Row: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel - is coming very soon!

Ray Keating