Review

No Mere Cleric

Lionhearts: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel by Ray Keating

CreateSpace Independent
Publishing Platform, 2017
(352 pages, $16.99, paperback; $5.99, Kindle edition)

reviewed by Raymond J. Brown

Lionhearts is the seventh title in Ray Keating's Pastor Grant series, which recount the trials and triumphs of a Lutheran pastor whose former life as both a Navy SEAL and a CIA operative keeps reprising. In this latest episode, jihad comes to America, targeting the Christian Church first, with a long bucket list of other "infidels" to
follow.

Keating's novels are akin to John Ford's Stock Company in that some of the same characters—ordained churchmen, parishioners, CIA and FBI agents, and private citizens—repeatedly appear in the series and . . .

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Raymond J. Brown is Secretary of the American Lutheran Publicity Bureau and a retired USCG captain. He is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in New Hampshire.

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