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
Thanks so much for the support. More Pastor Stephen Grant Novels to come.
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• 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.
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
Friday, January 16, 2015
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
"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
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.