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.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Exciting, Thoughtful Christian Fiction
These thoughtful, exciting novels feature a former CIA operative and current Lutheran pastor.
On MURDERER’S ROW, Kirkus Reviews says, “Action fans will find plenty to love here, from gunfights and murder sprees to moral dilemmas.”
And a review in Touchstone magazine on MURDERER'S ROW said, "This is a fun read, though the embedded theology is real and salutary. There is death and life, adultery and commitment, friendship and betrayal, violence and victory over violence... Perhaps the best part of the book for the reviewer is that the clergy are good at helping people bring Christ into their vocations."
By the way, this is the second year in a row that Keating has had a book nominated, as THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL was a “Book of the Year” finalist in 2014. Regarding THE RIVER, Kirkus Reviews declares, “A gritty, action-stuffed, well-considered thriller with a gun-toting clergyman.”
A reviewer for FirstThings.com called WARRIOR MONK "a fun adventure romp," while a LutheranForum.org review said: “This is a good read, both as pure thriller entertainment and for pondering the Christian mind and milieu in the early twenty first century.”
Get all five of Keating’s thrillers – MURDERER’S ROW, THE RIVER, AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, ROOT OF ALL EVIL? and WARRIOR MONK – at Amazon in paperback or for the Kindle.