Keating, Ray. Lionhearts (A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel). Manorville, NY: Keating Reports, 2017. 343 Pages. Paper. $16.97. www.pastorstephengrant.blogspot.com
The "Warrior Monk," Pastor Stephen Grant, is back in the latest volume of Ray Keating's series, Lionhearts.
My heart skipped a beat. Twice. Once was early in the book when Christians were the targets of terrorists in attacks that are all-too possible. The second time in was in the middle of the novel, when the target was political. My shock was real. Stories like this from the "not too-distant future" should help us all think about what is possible or even probable and how to defend against it. The characters in Lionhearts are people of action, whether ending a threat or helping people pick up the pieces of their lives and finding a new normal through good, faithful, and compassionate pastoral care.