About Dr. Paul Ellis
I used to be a pastor. For 10 years I led a multicultural church in Hong Kong while working as a over-achieving business school professor. I worked six days a week teaching and supervising PhD students and I preached on Sundays. It was an unsustainable lifestyle and eventually I crashed and burned. I was forced to rest, and in that place of inactivity and inability, I learned a few things about grace. I began to write and Escape to Reality (E2R) was the result. Telling people about the grace of a good God is now my full-time occupation, and I couldn’t be happier. Everything else was training; this is what I was born to do.
Why do I write?
I write so that you may know that there is no bad news in the good news, and that life without Jesus is like a frame without a picture.
C.S. Lewis said, “Reality is something you couldn’t have guessed.” You could not have guessed that God loves you even when you’ve messed up or that his grace is greater than your mistakes. Life isn’t about keeping the rules or pleasing the boss or paying the bills. Real life is the adventure of learning who you truly are – a dearly-loved child of God.
If you want to explore the vastness of your Father’s love, you’ve come to the right place. If you want to learn how to walk in the freedom of God grace, I encourage you to become an email subscriber (it’s free).
I’m a born and bred Cantabrian who grew up in the great state of Western Australia. I’ve lived in Asia and California and I now live in Auckland. If you’re interested, you can keep up with my news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Goodreads. I’ve written briefly about my own grace journey here.
Camilla is my first, best and last wife. We were married in 1999 and each year has been better than the last. We have four amazing kids.
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My books on grace have been published in a dozen languages and have won several awards. If you want to pick my brains on how to become a semi-successful self-publisher, I have compiled some notes and resources here.
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About Escape to Reality
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