Grillin’ with the Monks?
The gray-robed monks in the St. Ambrose Retreat House on Long Island’s Gold Coast have become well known for their barbecuing prowess. They have written a book on barbecuing, host their own weekly BBQ television show, and offer their own line of barbecuing tools and utensils. For fundraisers, parties and other special events, having an event at St. Ambrose, hosted by Grillin’ with the Monks, has become a very fashionable thing to do.
Monday, December 9, 2019
NEW BOOK RELEASE: “The Traitor” is the New Action-Packed, Full-of-Intrigue Thriller from Award-Winning Novelist Ray Keating
Thursday, January 31, 2019
New Edition of Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel, the First Thriller/Mystery from Award-Winning Novelist Ray Keating, Arrives with a New Author Introduction and Epilogue
In the new Introduction, Keating answers an assortment of questions about the book and writing, while the new Epilogue provides a glimpse at an upcoming Pastor Stephen Grant novel.
The second edition of Warrior Monk comes after the tenth Pastor Stephen Grant adventure, Shifting Sands: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story, was published in November 2018.
About Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers and mysteries, one reviewer declared, “Skillful in plot and description, Keating paints three-dimensional and interestingly different locations and crimes in each book. He has a writerly gift for making the action crisp. Keating researches his settings, too.”
Paperbacks and Kindle editions of Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel are available at Amazon.com, and signed books at RayKeatingOnline.com.
In addition, a new edition of A Discussion Guide to Ray Keating’s Warrior Monk has been published, which also is available at Amazon.com and signed books at RayKeatingOnline.com.
Keating’s other Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers/mysteries – Shifting Sands, Heroes and Villains, Reagan Country, Lionhearts, Wine Into Water, Murderer’s Row, The River, An Advent For Religious Liberty, and Root of All Evil? – also have received widespread praise.
Go to https://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Monk-Pastor-Stephen-Grant/dp/1793144745/ref=sr_1_3_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1548952332&sr=8-3&keywords=warrior+monk+by+keating
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Stephen Grant - Former CIA Operative and Current Pastor - Back to Face Dangers at a Local Comic-Con in HEROES AND VILLAINS
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Monday, September 18, 2017
“In this seventh entry of a series, terrorists attacking Christians in the United States must contend with the proficient recurring protagonist armed with Scripture and a Glock… By now, fans of Keating’s (Wine Into Water, 2016, etc.) thriller series will anticipate skillfully drawn characters. [Stephen] Grant, for one, is a considerate husband and unquestionably capable in action… The narrative’s swift momentum is retained even during profound moments, like a scene in which terrorists debate their cause after murdering two men that’s intercut with clergymen reciting biblical passages. Though sequences of Grant or [Paige] Caldwell and her team engaged in combat are exhilarating, the story’s brimming with everyday heroes. One political figure, for example, is rescued by a neighbor whose courage is measured by the hefty Desert Eagle gun he brandishes. First-rate supporting characters complement the sprightly pastor, who remains impeccable in this thriller.”
Read the entire review at https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ray-keating/lionhearts2/
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Monday, December 5, 2016
It was declared in the review:
"The recurring protagonist shares the spotlight with many characters who appeared in preceding novels. This narrative approach, however, proves beneficial. To begin with, the story, though boasting the series' now-prerequisite action sequences, shifts most of its attention to the mystery. Keating establishes genuine suspects: seems all winemakers, from the respected to the dubious, are under attack, so those culpable aren't easily detectable. Grant undoubtedly shines in confrontations with baddies as well as lighter subplots: scenes behind the pulpit and his visible awkwardness whenever Caldwell and his wife, Jennifer, are together. But it's the search for killers that makes the biggest impact, and the pastor can't take full credit; it's a team effort, with characters (i.e., Grant's old CIA pals) that are just as essential.
"A first-rate mystery makes this a series standout, even if the titular protagonist splits his hero status with others." - Kirkus Reviews
Read the entire review here.
Monday, October 24, 2016
New Thriller from Award-Winning Novelist Ray Keating Titled “Wine Into Water: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel”
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Pre-Order the Kindle Version of Ray Keating’s New Thriller WINE INTO WATER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL
Monday, August 29, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016