Is Your Pastor or Priest a Man of Action? Check Out Pastor Stephen Grant in, for example, WINE INTO WATER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, 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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ray Keating Compared to Vince Flynn, G.K. Chesterton, Ian Fleming and Tom Clancy

Award-winning novelist Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers – MURDERER’S ROW, THE RIVER, AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, ROOT OF ALL EVIL? and WARRIOR MONK – focus on a onetime Navy SEAL and former CIA operative who becomes a Lutheran pastor.

Not only was MURDERER’S ROW: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL named “Book of the Year 2015” by KFUO’s “BookTalk,” but Kirkus Reviews says, “Action fans will find plenty to love here, from gunfights and murder sprees to moral dilemmas.”  For good measure, Kirkus Reviews gives a big thumbs up to THE RIVER: “A gritty, action-stuffed, well-considered thriller with a gun-toting clergyman.”

On WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, a reviewer, who also happens to be a pastor and author, points out: “The first of Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant novels, WARRIOR MONK, catches your attention from page one. It reads like one of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp adventures, dishing out details and action at a fast pace… It’s a spectacular ride steeped in theological intrigue! As a fan of G.K. Chesterton I delighted in the similarities between Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant and Chesterton’s Father Brown. In the 20th century, Chesterton, a journalist (among other things), gave the world a detective priest. In the 21st, another journalist (among other things), Keating, gave the world a spy-turned-pastor. Grant is not without his Flambeau either. Both characters are the perfect mouthpiece for the authors to speak to the ills of the world in their day and age… The fun never stops. Truly from cover to cover you’re in for a treat.”

Finally, from a Washington Times review of THE RIVER written by a pastor and former CIA officer: “What Ian Fleming's 007 series has probably done for ex-MI-6 agents and Tom Clancy has done for retired CIA officers, Mr. Keating has done for the minority of former CIA agents who have served their country by working in the intelligence community, but now wish to serve God.”


MURDERER’S ROW: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL has received an average reviewer rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.



THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. THE RIVER was named a 2014 finalist for KFUO radio's BookTalk “Book of the Year.”



AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating of 4.2 stars out of 5.



ROOT OF ALL EVIL? A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.



WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating of 4.3 stars out of 5, and was ranked as a Top 10 book on a WORLD magazine June 2013 list.



Amazon.com reviewers have compared his thrillers to the works of Clancy, Ludlum, Grisham, Cussler, Griffin and Morrell.


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Friday, June 17, 2016

Big Thumbs Up Review of Warrior Monk

A BIG review of WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL from Tyrel Bramwell...

"With powerful endorsements by both a congressman (Pete King) and a well known reporter (Larry Kudow) on the cover, I was aching to get into this book. The first of Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant novels, Warrior Monk, catches your attention from page one. It reads like one of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp adventures, dishing out details and action at a fast pace. And in the midst of that action Keating manages to brilliantly present the reader with thought provoking truths..."

Read the rest at...
https://moragunfighter.com/2016/06/17/warrior-monk-review/

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Signed Copies of the Pastor Stephen Grant Novels

Did you know that you can order copies of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels SIGNED by author Ray Keating? That includes the KFUO 2014 finalist for "Book of the Year" THE RIVER. Order signed copies at

www.raykeatingonline.com

Monday, June 6, 2016

5 Stars for Warrior Monk

Latest 5-star Amazon review of WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL:

"I was curious as to how an ex CIA could transition to a Lutheran Pastor.... and be believable. Ray Keating has done an excellent job! I was pleasantly surprised that this book wasn't corny or cliche at all. A bit of vulgar language made for a few cringes, and yet added a realistic aspect. I'm surprised this is a first novel and self-edited. Mr. Keating also is very informed on 'Lutheranism' and all that entails. I will now buy the next novel in the Pastor Grant series.... :-)"