Is Your Pastor or Priest a Man of Action? Check Out Pastor Stephen Grant in Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel by Ray Keating

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.

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

Stephen Grant, pastor at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church on Long Island, former Navy SEAL and onetime CIA operative, came on the thriller/mystery scene in Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel. This book by award-winning novelist Ray Keating has received accolades from reviewers and readers, and now the second edition has arrived 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, and signed books at

In addition, a new edition of A Discussion Guide to Ray Keating’s Warrior Monk has been published, which also is available at and signed books at

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.
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