Is Your Pastor or Priest a Man of Action? Check Out Pastor Stephen Grant in, for example, 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, January 31, 2015

The River Hits First Sales Goal

Just reached the first sales goal for THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL!

Thanks so much for the support. More Pastor Stephen Grant Novels to come.

God bless.

http://www.amazon.com/The-River-Pastor-Stephen-Grant/dp/1499514174/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Friday, January 30, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pastor Stephen Grant Novels Character Quote of the Day

Sal Antonio, a Republican state senator from Staten Island, simply declared, “This guy and his anti-religion crusade make me freakin’ sick. I wanted to puke listening to him. God help us and this city for the next four years with him as mayor.”

- from An Advent for Religious Liberty

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pastor Stephen Grant Novels Character Quote of the Day

McDermott turned to Grant, “So, what’s the deal, after you shoot someone at church you don’t return phone messages?”

- from Warrior Monk

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pastor Stephen Grant Novels Character Quote of the Day

Tony, the lead singer for Call Us Men: “Jennifer Shaw, we’ve reunited for you. I hope you remember this little song.”

- from Root of All Evil?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Pastor Stephen Grant Novels Character Quote of the Day

Stephen Grant: “I would not use the phrase ‘work out.’ But I did have something in mind that would burn up a few calories."

- from The River

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Keating Thrillers Go 4 for 4

Thrillers go for 4-for-4! Top 4 reasons to dive into Ray Keating’s 4 Pastor Stephen Grant novels – WARRIOR MONK, ROOT OF ALL EVIL?, AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, and THE RIVER.

• THE RIVER was a 2014 “Book of the Year” finalist by KFUO radio’s “BookTalk.”

• Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of WORLD magazine, lists Ray Keating among his top 10 Christian novelists.

• A Washington Times reviewer declared: “Mr. Keating also allows you to discover how each of his characters tick in a style and tone reminiscent of some of the best-loved books of all time.”

• WARRIOR MONK ranked as a top 10 book on a WORLD magazine June 2013 list.

Get all four Pastor Stephen Grant novels – WARRIOR MONK, ROOT OF ALL EVIL?, AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, and THE RIVER – at Amazon.

Pastor Stephen Grant Novels Character Quote of the Day

Jennifer Shaw: “You know I collect very sharp objects – daggers and swords.”

- from Root of All Evil?

Ray Keating’s “The River” Named “Book of the Year” Finalist

Long Island, NY – Earlier this month, THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating was named a “Book of the Year” finalist for 2014 by “BookTalk” on KFUO Christian radio.

Ten books were nominated, and then listeners voted. THE RIVER landed among the top three finalists.

Ray Keating said, “I’m honored, appreciative, and humbled to be considered by KFUO and by its listeners.”

THE RIVER has received praise from reviewers and readers. For example, a Washington Times reviewer wrote, “Mr. Keating also allows you to discover how each of his characters tick in a style and tone reminiscent of some of the best-loved books of all time.”

Ray Keating also has been called “a great novelist” by the host of “BookTalk,” and the editor-in-chief of WORLD magazine lists Ray Keating among his top 10 Christian novelists.

In THE RIVER, Keating offers an exciting, insightful story. Some refer to Las Vegas as Sin City. But the sins being committed in THE RIVER are not what one might typically expect. Rather, it’s about murder. Stephen Grant once used lethal skills for the Navy SEALs and the CIA. Now, years later, he’s a pastor. How does this man of action and faith react when his wife is kidnapped, a deep mystery must be untangled, and both allies and suspects from his CIA days arrive on the scene? How far can Grant go – or will he go – to save the woman he loves? Will he seek justice or revenge, and can he tell the difference any longer? Once again, in THE RIVER, Keating wields his formidable story-telling skills by serving up a fast-paced adventure, rich characters, faith, humor, big ideas, and murder. Amazon.com reviewers have compared Keating’s thrillers to the works of Clancy, Ludlum, Grisham, Cussler, and Morrell.

THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL is available in trade paperback and for the Kindle from Amazon.com

Ray Keating’s previous books include AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, ROOT OF ALL EVIL? A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL and WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL. In addition to being a novelist, Keating is a newspaper columnist with Long Island Business News and formerly with Newsday, economist, entrepreneur and adjunct college professor.

Review copies, interviews for the media, and author appearances are available upon request.

Contact: Ray Keating
Phone: 631-909-1122
E-mail: raykeating@keatingreports.com
PastorStephenGrant.com

Friday, January 16, 2015

An Advent for Religious Liberty on Religious Freedom Day

On Religious Freedom Day, consider a fast-paced, thoughtful thriller torn from today’s headlines regarding religious liberty under attack.

Ray Keating’s AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL earns an average Amazon reviewer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The latest 5-star review declares: “The best book I have read in a long time.”

Get it for the Kindle right now, or order the paperback.

Monday, January 12, 2015

5-Star Review: "Enjoyed Every Minute"

Recent 5-star review of Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel on Amazon:

"Pastor Stephen Grant is a man firmly rooted in his faith to Christ and also his devotion to country. His pastorate is his second career, coming after retiring from the CIA. He just keeps getting pulled back in, though. This book is full of action as well as obstacles to his faith that he overcomes better than any ordinary action hero. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute spent reading."

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"The River" Earns "Book of the Year" Finalist!

Ray Keating’s THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL was a 2014 finalist for KFUO radio's BookTalk “Book of the Year.”

In fact, all four of the Pastor Stephen Grant Novels – WARRIOR MONK, ROOT OF ALL EVIL?, AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, and THE RIVER – reach beyond the usual Christian fiction.

One Amazon.com reviewer (also a pastor) declared: “It is a pleasure to recommend a book to my friends that promotes Christian virtues, is not stuffy, and is an exciting adventure.”

Best-selling novelist Paul L. Maier has observed, “Ray Keating writes brilliantly and convincingly.  Violating all rules of physics, he can turn novels of paper into iron magnets that you cannot put down.” Get all four thrillers at Amazon.com.