"Theology and faith + politics and murder = a great first novel. A Navy SEAL becomes a Lutheran pastor in Ray Keating's first novel with the character of Pastor Stephen Grant. You'll find good theology, jabs at political correctness and local church life. There's the light-hearted banter between friends, as well as a serious discussion of 'just war theory.' Keating's style of bringing theology to every day topics is reminiscent of Stephen Lawhead's approach in the genre of Science fiction/fantasy."
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.