The Big House – out today

Big HouseMy first children’s story has just been published. It’s called The Big House and it comes out today.

It’s a story about two siblings, Theo and Audrey, who discover that their new home is full of wonders. But one door leaves them in a strange and empty land from which they must embark on a desperate journey back—a journey that will not only reveal their deepest fears, but take them beyond their wildest dreams.

In a word, The Big House is a story about a father – a father who is greater and more amazing than his children know.

As I mentioned in a recent post, I wrote The Big House because I grew weary of reading fatherless fairytales to my children. I was a fatherless child and I can tell you that growing up without a dad is not much fun. But that is not the lesson that defines me, for Jesus introduced me to my heavenly Father and he has made all the difference.

Why have I written a story about a good father? Because those are the best stories! The stories of earth feature absent or abusive fathers, but, as Jesus revealed, the stories of heaven are about good fathers.

And why did Jesus tell stories about good fathers? Because these are the stories an orphaned world desperately needs to hear.

The Big House is available today in paperback, Kindle, and PDF.

16 Comments on The Big House – out today

  1. Another great book from Paul Ellis. I got it last week on Kindle and I was glad to see there is a paperback version I can get for Christmas presents
    .+++++++++ I don’t have a star key but this is the rating I would give it. I think I am probably out of the loop for doing bedtime stories but for the next book I suggest shorter chapters. I grew up in the 1950’s with “Uncle Arther’s Bedtime stories” Grace, Grace and more Grace. I just can’t get enough keep up the good work.

  2. Way to go Paul. Can’t wait to check it out!

  3. Leon Minton // October 7, 2014 at 2:57 am // Reply

    So excited this book is out now. I just ordered two paperbacks from Amazon.

  4. A very good attempt Paul. Truly the world today needs to hear about the great loving father. But there are parents in this world who have been the cause of some of the deepest grievings of their children. I have met such mothers and fathers who love to control and manipulate the children in the name of their right to teach them the society stuff. There is no value of the child’s emotions and feelings when they do not support the norms and beliefs of their parents ( or society). Though today i know the love of my heavenly father but i hv also been a victim of a loveless upbringing. There were more expectations than support, more demands of good performance than love. I want to ask ,are children a gift from God or the property of parents?

    • We are a gift from God and I think it is built into us to love our parents no matter how bad they are. The hard part is growing up and trying to forgive them. I guess a good example would be Joyce Meyers but she did it and became a blessing to millions all over the world.

      I am glad you now know the Father’s love for us. I grew up knowing Jesus always loves me. Because of the times we live in this should challenge you to let every child you come in contact with to let them know God loves them. I could never go door to door witnessing but you can hum “Jesus loves me” when you are out and about, and see what the Holy Spirit can do with that. I found out you don’t have to preach at people. If someone says they know that song I just say It’s true and He still does love me.

  5. olayimika daniel // October 7, 2014 at 4:18 am // Reply

    wao!so glad…how can i get this book in my conutry Nigeria?looking foward for your reply.thanks.

  6. I am so excited about this!! Thank you! Can’t decide whether to get the kindle edition (cause it’s faster!) or the actual physical copy (since that’s the traditional way to read stories to your kids). The truth is, I just want to read it for myself!

  7. This whole post was very inspiring. I agree. I’m tired of reading things where the father is absent. The Bible is truly the only one, which I’m glad it is that way. Congrats on your book! It looks so great, I’ll have to read and review it!

  8. Congratulations on the new book release, it sounds great!

  9. A question I forgot to ask at the launch! Why were the two kids in the book named Theo & Audrey? Do the names bear any holy significance? ; )

    • There is some significance, but nothing especially holy. They’re named after a famous couple. (Anyone want to guess?) I adopted Theo and Audrey as working names in the beginning fully intending to replace them later, but I never did.

  10. I have ordered a copy from and cannot wait to read it to my seven year-old son! Thanks again for writing this book!

  11. Paul, what ages is the book intended for?

  12. Congratulations on your new book! How exciting! I will check it out when I get a chance.

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