Ray Keating is an American economist, podcaster, and author. He is best known in writing for his series of Pastor Stephen Grant books. The series began in 2010 with Warrior Monk.

Keating is also the author of numerous non-fiction books including “Chuck” Vs. The Business World: Business Tips on TV. He has also worked as a regular columnist for Newsday, the New York City Tribune, and RealClearMarkets.com. He has been published in many other newspapers in his writing career, but for his books he chooses to self publish. Warrior Monk was named one of the top-10 self-published books by World Magazine.

Publication Order of Pastor Stephen Grant Books

Warrior Monk (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Root of All Evil? (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Advent for Religious Liberty (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The River (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murderer's Row (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wine Into Water (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lionhearts (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reagan Country (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heroes & Villains (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shifting Sands (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep Rough (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Traitor (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

"Chuck" vs. the Business World (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Discussion Guide for Ray Keating's Warrior Monk (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Behind Enemy Lines (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Warrior Monk was the debut novel in the Pastor Stephen Grant series. The title refers to the main character who is an ex-CIA agent that is now working as a Lutheran pastor. He has worked to live a far different life than his role as a CIA assassin, but when there is a shooting at his church he is forced to pick up his old ways. On top of the shooting, there are threats to the Pope’s life which spring him into action. Grant uses his skills learned from the CIA as well as those he’s learned as a pastor to protect the Pope.

Another great book in this series is called The Traitor. He is looking to take some time for prayer and reflection at the start of this book as he heads to a monastery in Europe. His plans change quickly when he stumbles upon an infamous CIA traitor in a small village and he must help to get him into government custody. The events of the book will take Keating from a pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong to the CIA’s headquarters in Langley to a monastery in France.

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