Steve’s Writings

Just Finished My Book and Bible Study: “Joshua, Judges & Ruth”

April 15, 2012

I have been writing this with every free minute for the last few months. I have just finished my 300 page Bible Study on Joshua, Judges & Ruth which will be offered by CatholicScriptureStudy.com this fall. It is tied in to the Fathers, the Catechism and Jewish history. I am very proud of the result. [...]

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Seclusion is Paying Off!

February 18, 2012

Seclusion is paying off. I finished writing the sections for Joshua and Ruth. I now have only to write Judges and the Intro! Making good progress on this study for CSS which will also be a book published by Ignatius Press a year or two down the road. I have four other books in the [...]

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I am a Recluse, Hidden Away in Confinement During February

February 12, 2012

My wife Janet has locked me away in enforced isolation and limits my email and internet to ten minutes a day :-)  I am sneaking out right now to update everyone. Actually, I agreed to write a Bible Study on Joshua, Judges & Ruth, three fascinating books in the Old Testament. They will be offered [...]

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Meet St. Paul as he Writes to the Romans; A Brief Study

January 11, 2012

I love St. Paul and love to write about him and his epistles. I also enjoyed traveling through six countries filming his life story and theology. St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans is often seen as impossible to understand except by theologians and most skip right over this masterpiece. With hopes that you will take [...]

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Top 5 Downloads from my Free Resources

August 18, 2011

My website keeps track of the number of documents downloaded from my Resources — which are free for anyone to download and use. Here are the Top Five over the last few months. You can find them all and hundreds more by clicking on “Free Resources” on my Home page at http://www.CatholicConvert.com.

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Salvation by Faith Alone?

July 12, 2011

Since the days of Martin Luther it has been popular to reduce salvation to a sound bite. Salvation is not by works but by “faith alone.” However, the Bible seems to have another idea. In my book CROSSING THE TIBER I mention a few passages from Scripture to give a more biblical perspective. Here is [...]

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A Nice Discovery

May 3, 2011

It’s always nice to walk into the Ancora Bookstore at the Vatican and find your book for sale there. It is humbling and gratifying. Just signed a contract with Ignatius Press for my manuscript on Genesis. Another two books also in the pipeline. Blessed be God forever.

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Four Last Things in a Terrifying Story

February 20, 2011

Watch my YouTube Video: Going to Hell *************** The Last Nightmare A Short and Terrifying Story by Steve Ray Everything went blank for a moment, but that moment seemed like eternity. He felt a motion, not with wind and breeze, but a motion none the less. He was traveling, moving, floating, transcending-he wasn’t really sure. [...]

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Steve’s “Sometimes” Newsletter

January 3, 2011

I try to publish an e-mail newsletter 3 or 4 times a year. Want to sign up for the e-mail newsletter? Or, see the first two newsletters? Just click here.

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Questions for “Bible Christians”

July 10, 2010

A while ago I put together a list of over 35 questions for “Bible Christians” who reject the Catholic Church but believe in sola Scriptura — the Bible Alone. This issue is the Achilles Heel of the Bible Only Protestant tradition. By the way, the early Church had not such tradition. This novel idea only [...]

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Just Finished 1 & 2 Corinthians – 275 pages!

April 1, 2010

After months of work I have just finished my commentary on 1 & 2 Corinthians for CatholicScriptureStudy.com. I am ecstatic! I enjoyed it thoroughly and learned a lot. I am glad it is done now since I leave for Israel on Saturday and can go without pressure. The night Jesus was put in prison over [...]

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Catholic Church: “Don’t Read the Bible!”

March 3, 2010

We often hear that the Catholic Church has forbidden the reading of the Bible! Have you heard this? Yeah, me too! But, this is another one of those big myths which has worked its way into the popular dialog but one that has not been proved from Church teaching and documents. There are two good [...]

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Busy at Home this Week

February 16, 2010

Home 4 days to work non-stop on writing CSS commentary on 1& 2 Corinthians. Check out Catholic Scripture Study CSS at www.cssprogram.net. Pray I get a lot done!

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Another Evangelical Convert to the Catholic Church

January 12, 2010

From Francis Beckwith’s Blog “Return to Rome.” Joshua Betancourt is the co-author of the book with Geisler, Is Rome the True Church?, which came out just last year! The book attempts to debunk the Catholic Church. (I was interested to find out the book frequently quotes me and attempts to argue (poorly) against my book [...]

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Crossing the Tiber – EWTN Bookmarks Interview

October 17, 2009

To listen to the EWTN Bookmarks interview on Crossing the Tiber with Steve Ray and Doug Keck, click here. This book details the conversion process of Steve and Janet Ray. This book was originally written as a letter to Steve’s Baptist parents to explain to them why he was doing such “a crazy thing” — converting [...]

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My book UPON THIS ROCK now an E-Book

July 17, 2009

I was happy to see that my book Upon this Rock: Peter and the Primacy of Rome in Scripture and the Early Church is now being sold as an e-book through Ignatius Press. It is also sold at a big discount because it doesn’t have to be published with paper and ink. I think I [...]

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