Steve’s Writings

Mary and the Other Body of Christ; Visiting the Upper Room (Pentecost May 19)

May 12, 2013

The room was pretty full. It was warm but a gentle breeze was blowing—that would change. There was fear in the room. The Roman army was a thing to be feared, they had just crucified Jesus and it was a dangerous thing to associates of an executed criminal. They were also anxious about the promise. [...]

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Entering the Empty Tomb; A Contrast – Now and Back Then (our 1st group arriving in Israel today)

April 22, 2013

It looks different today, but the place is the same. It is darker now, covered with a dome that blocks the sun. There is no grass, no hillside, no trees waving their leaves nearby.   Instead there are the hushed voices of hundreds of people, the Muslim call to prayer echoing in the distance and the [...]

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My Two Books to Help Understand the Papacy and the Process

February 12, 2013

Ray, a former Evangelical Protestant and Bible teacher, goes through the Scriptures and the first five centuries of the Church to demonstrate that the early Christians had a clear understanding of the primacy of Peter in the see of Rome. (Click on book image to learn more or to purchase) He tackles the tough issues [...]

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Did Eastern Church Father St. John Chrysostom’s Accept the Primacy of Peter?

November 27, 2012

Many non-Catholics like to argue that St. John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church, did not accept the Primacy of Peter. I have written much about this in my book Upon This Rock. I have written on it extensively on my website HERE (scroll down to 3rd section “My Books”) The Navarre Bible Commentary gets this [...]

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New Wikipedia Entry for Steve Ray; What Do You Think?

August 7, 2012

There is now an entry for me on Wikipedia. What do you think? How could it be approved? Any suggestions for the editors? You can see it HERE.

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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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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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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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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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