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.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Awesome Christian Fiction for Dudes?!

Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant novels – featuring a former Navy SEAL, onetime CIA operative and now a Lutheran pastor – have received thumbs-up reviews from far and wide. A new Amazon review raised the issue that these books might be perfect for male readers who have not found what they enjoy in other kinds of Christian fiction. The reviewer opened: “Yes! Finally! Christian fiction for dudes that’s awesome!”
He went on to write: “I absolutely loved WARRIOR MONK for many reasons. As a confessional Lutheran layperson, a guy, and avid fiction reader, the options are VERY limited for Christian-themed, Christian characters that are real, honest, authentic and human. Good Christian fiction, particularly Christian fiction for guys, has been so hard to hind - until now! Seems like 98% of all Christian fiction is written by women, for women, and are basically G-rated romance novels with a spattering of church thrown in. The 2% of Christian fiction for guys tends to be so supernatural and over-dramatic they border on science fiction or horror (think Frank Peretti or Ted Dekker).”

The reviewer continued: “Thank you, Ray, for your beautifully-written Pastor Stephen Grant novels that are real, enjoyable, thoughtful and extol a growing, sometimes struggling, but very real faith in Christ that we treasure.”
His conclusion? “I compare Keating to Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Larry Bond, and David Baldacci. WARRIOR MONK is very readable, with realistic dialogue, great plot pace, surprising and twists and turns, complex and endearing characters all with a respectfully un-cheesy Christian undertone. Ladies - Please share these books with your Christian husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers. Bravo!”

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