"Under the Golden Dome: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel" by Ray Keating Ranks as a Thought-Provoking Thriller
17th Installment in Series Featuring a Former CIA Operative Turned Pastor
In this latest book, Pastor Stephen Grant and his wife, economist Jennifer Grant, are invited to a conference at the University of Notre Dame. While they look forward to speaking at the same gathering, unexpected dangers materialize, fueled by distorted, political impulses among some in the Church. Defending religious freedom isn't limited to a conflict of ideas, as the struggle turns deadly.
Ray Keating says, "In Under the Golden Dome, I not only try to bring action, urgency and some fun to the reader, but I probably delve more deeply into the world of ideas than in my previous novels. First, I've set the book at one of my favorite places in the country, that is, at and around the University of Notre Dame. Second, the conflict in this story stems from conflicting views on the mix of freedom, pluralism, and Christianity, and the questions, risks and history of wedding the Church with politics. Third, at the same time, my primary objective remains telling a compelling story, with characters that readers find interesting."
Kirkus Reviews has called Ray Keating's Pastor Stephen Grant "an engaging and multifaceted character" and "a consistently entertaining hero." Lutheran Book Review calls Keating "the master of the theological thriller."
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."
Among other reviews and comments, Father Mike Coleman declared, "I am a Catholic priest and have thoroughly enjoyed each of these books. Edge-of-your seat excitement and very spiritually uplifting."
Paperbacks and the Kindle edition of Under the Golden Dome are available at Amazon.com, and signed books at www.RayKeatingOnline.com.
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