My New Book Now Available! “The Papacy: What the Pope Does & Why It Matters”

by Steve Ray on December 21, 2018


BD6E80DD-DA5E-4B2E-AD0E-AD24CF89595EMy new book is available today. My friend Dennis Walters and I have been working on it for a while and we hope you enjoy it. You can see and order it here. You can buy it now as a Christmas bundle with free shipping and other of my new items.


Topics include: How popes are elected, the great popes, are popes above criticism, the pope and Islam, list of all the popes, why is a pope necessary and much more.

This is not a book about Pope Francis or any particular pope. It is more like a “job description” of what the papacy is and what the job of the pope is. One can evaluate any pope based on how he lives up to the “job description” that Jesus provided and that the Church has held for 2,000 years.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tony October 20, 2018 at 8:53 AM

Steve do you believe a Pope is elected at the prompting of the Holy Spirit?

Lorraine October 22, 2018 at 9:40 AM

Hi Steve,
Please let us know when it comes to the Verbum platform.
Can’t wait!

Tony December 14, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Steve I have not had the pleasure of reading your book yet but I hope you place due emphasis on the part the Holy Spirit plays in the election of any Pope through the frailty of the men (no women involved) charged with this sacred role.


Johann du Toit December 27, 2018 at 7:59 PM

I bought it for Christmas but the courier has yet to deliver it. Can't wait to read it because setting out the true responsibilities of the Petrine Office is very important at this point in time of the Church's history, when many of the laity are not well informed.

STEVE RAY HERE: Remember as you read the book that it is NOT a book about Pope Francis or any particular Pope. It is like an objective “job description“ which explains what a pope should be doing. You can judge any Pope based on how well he’s doing his job based on what the church is always tight and practice regarding the papacy. My book explains the papacy based on scripture and the ancient tradition and teaching of the church. There is a section on page 132 which answers the question whether popes are beyond criticism.

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