Update: Paul’s New Book

For the past year and a half I have been writing a book on the gospel of Jesus. I’m happy to announce – it is finished!

Great! What’s the new book called?

Letters from Jesus: Finding Good News in Christ’s Letters to the Churches.

Who picked the name?

You did. Probably. A few weeks ago I ran a poll on Facebook and the majority of voters chose this title over The Gospel in Seven Letters. Why? Because Letters from Jesus “sounds more personal and intimate,” and this is exactly the vibe I’m trying to convey. You’ve got mail. From Jesus!

What’s the book about?

It’s about the astonishing good news of grace found in Christ’s letters…

Wait, what? Jesus wrote letters?!

Yes. They’re at the back of your Bible in the Book of Revelation.

Oh those letters. They’re strange. I don’t understand them.

The letters from Jesus to the seven churches may be the most misunderstood chapters in the Bible. Many people dismiss them as too hard, too strange, or too scary. “Did Jesus really say that?” Which is a shame, because they are letters from Jesus and they are the only letters we have.

Why did you write a book about these letters?

Because nearly every book I have read and every sermon I have heard on these letters preaches condemnation and mixture. They say things like, “Jesus loves you, but sometimes he doesn’t ,” “If he punishes us, it’s for our own good,” and “If he threatens you, it’s because he cares.” It’s nauseating stuff.

I have a different take on the letters from Jesus. Contrary to what you may have heard, I believe they are good news from start to finish. They are seven unqualified revelations of the extreme goodness and radical favor of God.

Who do you think you are to write such a book? Are you an archeologist or historian?

No, but I know the One who wrote the letters, and I know Jesus wouldn’t say half the stuff that has been attributed to him.

If you know that Jesus loves you but you’re scared of his letters, something doesn’t add up. Could it be that you’re reading his letters wrong? Could it be that the sweet words of our Savior have been tarnished by tradition and ruined by religion?

What makes you the person to write this book?

Escape to Reality came to life because of an article I wrote in 2010 about Christ’s letter to the lukewarm Laodiceans. That article was the spark that lit the fire.

Think about that for a moment: If you came to grace because of this website or one of my books, your journey can be traced back to that Laodicean letter. For me, that letter is a huge milestone in my walk.

So the book is a collection of old articles?

No. It’s 100% original. It covers every statement and every verse in each of the seven letters, including the tricky ones.

For the past ten years or so, I have been captivated by a question: how do we read the Revelation letters through the lens of grace? This book, Letters from Jesus, is my answer to that question.

Why should I read this book?

Because they are letters. From Jesus! I know, right? How often do you get mail from the Son of God?

These are ancient letters. Do they have any relevance for me today?

Christ’s words are for all of us. As we unpack his letters we find answers to age-old questions: What does God expect from me? Is he angry at my fears and failings? How do I hear what the Spirit is saying? How do I overcome life’s trials? What makes me worthy to walk with the Lord? Am I lukewarm? Does God punish me when I sin? If I stumble, will Jesus erase my name from his book? And many more.

In this book I tackle more than 200 questions about life, the letters, and everything.

Sounds great! Can I see an extract?

You sure can. I’ll include an extract in next week’s post. (If you are a Patron, you would have seen extracts from the book for the past year or so. Hint, hint. Just sayin’.)

When can I get the book?

Letters from Jesus will come out in an ebook format in a few weeks. The paperback will come out Easter next year.

Watch this space for announcements.


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Can’t wait to see the book? Check out all the excerpts and draft chapters available now on E2R’s Patreon page.

25 Comments on Update: Paul’s New Book

  1. You are doing what you do because I know you well understand your identity is and in Christ and so am I. With the knowledge of your identity I look forward to Letters from Jesus.

  2. Moses Kawuma // November 9, 2018 at 12:42 am // Reply

    I can’t wait for this book!

  3. I’m so excited Paul!! I’ve read The Gospel in Twenty Questions, The Gospel in Ten Words and Stuff Jesus never said, I’m super excited for this release. Will be getting it on my Kindle as soon as it comes out!!

  4. Love it, brother.
    Continuing to pray for you and yours.
    Centurions Dan & Sherry Camp

  5. Great stuff, great news!!! I can’t wait to grab myself a copy. God bless your hard work brother Paul. Thank you.

  6. Stephen Hofer // November 9, 2018 at 1:50 am // Reply

    Thanks Paul for these revelations you have published over the years. You, Graham Coooke and Andrew Wommack are my favorite teachers!
    Keep these revelations coming as the body of Christ needs to know this knowledge to be made free!

    God bless!

  7. Dave O'Brien // November 9, 2018 at 2:40 am // Reply

    Revelation is a letter written exclusively to the nation of Israel.

  8. Paul, I’m so excited and cannot wait to get my hands and heart on it!;)

  9. Excited to read it! Jesus has used you and E2R spark a dramatic change in how I understand and know Him. If this book is a continuation of the thoughts that started it all, I’ll be picking up the paperback as soon as I can.

  10. Jenny Beauchamp // November 9, 2018 at 6:41 am // Reply

    Congratulations Paul; looking forward to the book!

  11. Sounds great!

  12. Thanks for the huge effort, Paul… your writing is inspiring and I count myself privileged to read your new book. Great title! Yes… let’s strengthen our relationship with Jesus and rejoice in the Spirit, knowing that God loves us.

  13. Mike Tolleson // November 9, 2018 at 4:14 pm // Reply

    Hey Paul…. By the way…I have been an E2R fan for years and have bought and read all of your books and purchased several for others. With that said…..I do recall some posts about the Bema seat… but I still have questions and would really appreciate your comments to my questions…

    • Hi Mike, feel free to post questions on the Bema seat under articles on the Bema seat. That way people who are interested in the Bema seat and have commented may offer insights. Generally I don’t publish comments under articles unless they pertain to the article. Thanks for understanding.

  14. Look forward to reading this. Good title.

  15. BRIAN MULENGA // November 10, 2018 at 5:52 am // Reply

    I can’t wait to read your book Paul.

  16. Erik Grangaard // November 10, 2018 at 7:09 am // Reply

    Since I heard and read about your comments to the the letter to the Laodiceans I have been waiting with great expectations for this book Paul! Congratulations and blessings to you and your family.

  17. Amazing! Looking forward…your writing always amazed and awaken me! Thank you

  18. Hey Paul, it was through you and E2R that I really dove deeply into the Gospel of Grace a few years ago. I can’t thank you enough for putting to words what Holy Spirit had already been unveiling to me. I’m not sure if you get tired of hearing it, but what you’re doing is having such a significant impact on countless lives to profoundly receive the glorious Good News of the finished work! Bless you and your family, brother.

  19. “The paperback will come out Easter next year.”

    Can we make this happen much early, Paul? I’m not an ebook type reader, and I can’t wait to get this book (the paper version). Blessings!

    • Well it’s 4 in the morning and I’m working hard on the book. Even a finished book requires a lot of polish and I’m working hard to get this one out before Christmas. I trust it will be worth the wait. The map alone will be the best map of the seven churches you ever saw. (I’m not the mapmaker. I’m collaborating with a French cartographer.) The reason the printed version takes longer has to do with the time it takes to review physical proofs, etc. I can upload an ebook and get it out in a few hours. But physical proofs require a bit more back and forthing. Believe me, no one wants this book done more than me. 🙂

  20. More good news . . . congrats!! I am not in the Grace Camp because of your website, but your website has been and is a reference in my grace walk . . . when I have questions I usually come here looking for your insight . . . anyway, thank you for your message of love and grace, keep up the good work !!! Your brother Juan . . . (I will buy the book for sure, in fact, I have already bought some of your books)

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