Suspenseful AND thought provoking
I appreciated all the Stephen Grant books for several reasons. Every pastor wants to be a hero and Stephen Grant is just that. Pastor Grant's budding romantic relationship added a nice dimension. His struggle with two-kingdom theology and how that played itself out in his life provided, I thought, a good practical and pragmatic answer to questions faced by those who wonder if violence is an appropriate response to some of life's more challenging situations. His internal struggle with the leanings of his flesh and how he dealt with it can also be helpful to those who believe that the Christian life should somehow be exhibited flawlessly both internally and externally. Grant's spiritual struggle is our struggle. Though some episodes took a while to develop and become exciting to the point I didn't want to lay the book (in my case the Kindle) down, each of the books were well worth the read. While some profanity lightly peppered the pages, I didn't have to stumble over the constant breakage of the Second Commandment. I appreciated that. I've read them all and have no hesitation commending them to anyone interested in a well told story. I'm looking forward to the next one, and I can assure you I'll be downloading it as soon as it's available.
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.