The Keating Files – October 4, 2022
James Bond Day is October 5. Celebrate with Ray Keating and his creation, Pastor Stephen Grant. Indeed, consider a James Bond-type in a very different profession. From James Bond to Pastor Stephen Grant?
In an article titled “If James Bond Became a Pastor” covering Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers/mysteries series, author and columnist Gene Veith noted,
“Mr. Keating knows how to tell an exciting story. And these books, like the James Bond novels, are ridiculously entertaining. As for larger themes, there is vocation, of course. I see these books as honoring the pastoral ministry. Because in real life, pastors are heroes engaged in saving the world.”
Veith also wrote, “Now, imagine that James Bond, the dashing spy with a license to kill who keeps saving the world, decides to become a pastor… Grant is a former swashbuckling CIA agent who finds himself called to the ministry… Pastor Grant extends pastoral care to people he encounters – explaining the gospel, offering marriage counseling, and bringing God into the conversations – though he also dispatches bad guys with his gun. Talk about Law and Gospel.”
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Two great ways to order Cathedral: An Alliance of Saint Michael Novel, which is Ray’s sixteenth work of fiction, and the first in the Alliance of Saint Michael series. Signed paperbacks here and the Kindle edition here.
Two great ways to order Ray Keating’s new nonfiction book – The Weekly Economist: 52 Quick Reads to Help You Think Like an Economist. Signed paperbacks here, and paperbacks, hardcovers and Kindle editions here.
Some of Keating’s best columns and essays are available in Behind Enemy Lines: Conservative Communiques from Left-Wing New York. And his other recent nonfiction book is Free Trade Rocks! 10 Points on International Trade Everyone Should Know. Again, signed books at www.RayKeatingOnline.com.
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