About Dr. Paul Ellis
I used to be a pastor. For 10 years my wife and I led a multicultural church in Hong Kong. At the same time I was a gung-ho professor at a gung-ho business school. I worked six days a week and led a church on Sundays. It nearly killed me. Then we moved to New Zealand, I began to write, and Escape to Reality (E2R) was the result.
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. You could not have guessed that his grace is greater than your mistakes. You could not have guessed because God’s love is greater than you can conceive or imagine.
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 your goal is to explore the vast reaches of your Father’s love, you’ve come to the right place. If you want to walk in the freedom of God grace, I encourage you to become a subscriber (it’s free).
I’m a born and bred Cantabrian although I 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 see what I’m reading on 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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