Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Root of All Evil? – “I Loved Every Second of It”


Ray Keating was a guest on KFUO radio recently to talk about Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel.

Pastor Rod Zwonitzer, the host of KFUO’s “Book Talk,” gave enthusiastic thumbs up on the Pastor Stephen Grant novels, with the focus of this show being Root of All Evil?

Zwonitzer said, “I loved every second of it… This would make a great Christmas gift. I guarantee it.”

In addition, he commented, “This is well done. The character development … is very nice. The story flows. It’s multi-themed… I’m a fan. I’m hooked.”

Listen to the KFUO “Book Talk” show at


Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating of 4.6 stars out of 5.


Root of All Evil? is a breathtaking thriller in which money, murder and mystery reign. The story involves drug traffickers, politicians, the CIA and FBI, a shadowy foreign regime, and the Church. Money is used and pursued for both good and ill. Throughout, action runs high.

Get Root of All Evil? – as well as Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel and An Advent for Religious Liberty: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel – at Amazon.com.

Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating of 4.3 stars out of 5, and ranked as a Top 10 book on a WORLD magazine June 2013 list.


An Advent for Religious Liberty: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating of 4.3 stars out of 5, with one reviewer declaring, “The premise of the novel is one that is especially important today.”


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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Best-Selling Novelist Paul Maier Loves "Root of All Evil?"


Paul L. Maier, best-selling novelist whose list of notable books includes A Skeleton in God's Closet, recently served up the following assessment of Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel by Ray Keating:


Root of All Evil? is an extraordinarily good read.  Only Ray Keating could come up with a character like Pastor Stephen Grant.  You'll remember him from the first book in his series, Warrior Monk.  Grant is a Lutheran minister with a past quite different from that of a typical cleric:  special forces, CIA, a man who packs heat as well as packaging the gospel.  Oh, and he's also married to the ex-wife of a sleazy U.S. Senator.  Happens all the time, right?! 
As trouble mounts in this page-turner, Grant will need both skills  -- martial and theological -- to punish evil and save the good.  Even though the Bible says that it's the love of money which is the root of all evil, Grant will find that even a casual appreciation of the U.S. dollar is enough to corrupt church men, government officials, and foreign agents.  Yet Grant can also save souls in whatever den of inequity he finds them.  
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. 

Thanks so much, Paul!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A WORLD Magazine Top 10 Self-Published Book


Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel made “The top 10 self-published books to cross WORLD's desk this year.”

WORLD magazine (June 29, 2013, issue) looked at more than 100 titles and then came up with a “final list of 10 that display clear writing and storytelling.”

On Warrior Monk, WORLD declared: “The ‘warrior monk’ in question is an ex-CIA agent who settled into life as aLutheran pastor, saving lives and taking care of bad guys (who get saved).”


Get Warrior Monk – as well as Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel and An Advent for Religious Liberty: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel – at Amazon.com.

Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating is 4.2 stars out of 5.


Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating is 4.6 stars out of 5.


An Advent for Religious Liberty: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel has earned an average Amazon.com reviewer rating is 4.2 stars out of 5.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Into Spring – Huge EBook Sale for Pastor Stephen Grant Thrillers


It’s time to “Spring Into Spring” by reading Ray Keating’s compelling and intriguing thrillers about the one-time CIA operative, Stephen Grant, who became a Christian pastor.

Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel was $9.99 for the Kindle or Kindle app. Buy the book for $3.33. Get it here now!

Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel was $9.99 for the Kindle or Kindle app. Buy the book for $3.33. Get it here now!

An Advent for Religious Liberty: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel was $9.99 for the Kindle or Kindle app. Buy the book for $3.33. Get it here now!

During this limited springtime sale, get all three books for the original price of just one. It’s basically 3 for 1!


Get more info at

http://pastorstephengrant.blogspot.com/2013/03/spring-into-spring-huge-ebook-sale-for.html

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Christian Thrillers Speak to Selection of New Pope


Long Island, NY – Novelist Ray Keating not only pens Christian thrillers that take readers on exciting rides, but he manages to weave into those tales a host of issues that speak to and challenge Christianity today.

That includes speculation as to who might succeed Benedict XVI as pope for the Roman Catholic Church.

Keating said, “There’s a great deal of speculation that the next pope will come from Africa, Asia or Latin America. That makes sense given the growing importance of those regions within global Christianity. And that’s exactly why in my Pastor Stephen Grant novels, I’ve had one pope hail from Nigeria, and another from the Dominican Republic.”

Keating has written three Christian thrillers – WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, ROOT OF ALL EVIL? A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, and AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL. He is working on his next book.

While the novels mix action, intrigue, compelling characters, humor, and mystery, they also touch on issues that will affect the next pope and all of Christianity, including religious liberty, moral relativism, money and the economy, militant secularism, radical Islam, and the role of Holy Scripture.

U.S. Congressman Peter King (R-NY) has called Keating’s work “a fast-moving, riveting read right out of today’s – and tomorrow’s – headlines.” A recent reviewer echoed this: “Ray Keating has a knack for writing on topics that could be pulled from tomorrow's headlines.”

WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, ROOT OF ALL EVIL? A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, and AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL are available at Amazon.com.

In addition to being a novelist, Keating is a newspaper columnist with the Dolan Company and formerly with Newsday, an economist, an entrepreneur and an adjunct college professor.

Regarding Keating’s thrillers, reviewers and commentators have used phrases like “fun adventure romp,” “a fun, intriguing read,” and “a good read, both as pure thriller entertainment and for pondering the Christian mind.”

Amazon.com readers have compared Ray Keating’s thrillers to the works of Clancy, Ludlum, Grisham, and Cussler.

Review copies, interviews for the media, and author appearances are available upon request.

Contact: Ray Keating
Phone: 631-909-1122
E-mail: KeatingReports@aol.com
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