Torn from pages of his own journal, Pastor Stephen Grant tells about threats, murder and puzzling people from his past. It’s a compelling mystery involving action, unexpected turns, lost innocence, and twisted revenge. This is the first Pastor Stephen Grant story told from Grant’s own viewpoint, unfolding each day in the pages of his journal. Kirkus Reviews calls Grant “an engaging and multifaceted character” and “a consistently entertaining hero.”


Among the early reviews...


"Great quick, enjoyable read. I didn't have a lot of time this weekend, so I especially appreciated the quick notes & fast pace of the journal-entry style storytelling. Best read in a single sitting on a weekend afternoon. It starts with a relaxed tone that grows more terse as tensions thicken. I appreciated the occasional reflections. Part of me actually really appreciated just how short each of the entries were! It was satisfying to turn pages so rapidly and there can be a temptation to write for the sake of writing. This story stuck to what was relevant to the characters & plot. Well done."  - Mary J. Moerbe, Meet, Right & Salutary blog

"Ray Keating takes a new angle on his long-time hero in Past Lives. A mysterious enemy from the past comes back to haunt the warrior priest in this uniquely styled first-person story. As the clues mount, so does the body count, giving Grant yet another baffling and high-stakes case to unravel. This condensed mystery is enjoyably gripping, and marked by the author's characteristic style of suspense." - Self-Publishing Review

Pastor Stephen Grant Novels
by Ray Keating

Past Lives

A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story

by Ray Keating