Articles by Paul Ellis

Last chance to grab special offer

June 21, 2019 // 6 Comments

Hi friends, Just a gentle reminder that you have less than 24 hours to take advantage of our special offer. “What special offer?” Sign up as a patron before this weekend and you will receive my latest ebook, “Charles Spurgeon’s ‘All of Grace’.” My book contains the story behind the legendary sermon, [...]

Special Offer for Escape to Reality Readers

June 19, 2019 // 6 Comments

I’ve got a special offer for you. A real gem. Why? Because this week marks the third anniversary of me being on Patreon. For those who’ve wondered why everything on Escape to Reality is free (and ad-free!), Patreon is the answer. Patreon is a crowdfunding platform where a lot of readers contribute a little [...]

Paul vs the Communists

June 13, 2019 // 17 Comments

Do you remember what you were doing in 1989? Not to brag or anything, but I was smuggling Bibles into Communist China. I don’t know if anyone still smuggles Bibles, but 30 years ago it was just about the most exciting thing a young Christian could do. I smuggled hundreds of Bibles and Christian books across the [...]

The Soviet Empire and my part in its downfall

June 4, 2019 // 18 Comments

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. What are you doing to celebrate? For those too young to remember, 1989 was a remarkable year. At the start of the year, the shadow of a nuclear war between the world’s two superpowers, the USA and USSR, was as dark as ever; at the [...]

Agent Romanoff and the Furious Love of God

May 23, 2019 // 22 Comments

  One of the greatest mistakes we can make, is we undervalue the love of Almighty God. We put his wild, reckless love in a box of undersized belief and we bury it under a temple of tradition. God’s love is this. God’s love is that. We think we have it all figured out. Except we don’t. We have not even [...]

Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’? (Luke 6:46)

May 16, 2019 // 17 Comments

“Paul, I’m a Christian. I’m worried about that Jesus might reject me even though I call him Lord. Am I doing enough to be saved?” Are you referring to this scripture: “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46). “That’s the one. It terrifies me.” Let me ask [...]

The Gospel in Avengers: Endgame?

May 7, 2019 // 4 Comments

I love the gospel and I enjoy watching movies. I love it when movies hint at the gospel, and there were some big hints in the latest Marvel film. Did you notice? SPOILER WARNING: In a free article I’ve posted on Patreon, I talk about the Avengers: Endgame movie. If you haven’t seen the movie and you want [...]

The Gospel in the Seven Letters

April 25, 2019 // 10 Comments

You probably know that my book Letters from Jesus came out in paperback last week. I hope you don’t mind me banging this drum but I feel strongly about this one. Why? Because Jesus sent love letters from heaven and most of us are afraid to read them! We have been told his letters contain bad news, even [...]

Last day to get your free book

April 18, 2019 // 10 Comments

UPDATE: This offer has now closed. Thanks to all who participated. Missed out? Become a subscriber (it’s free) and be the first to hear next time. This week I was chatting to one of the builders working on our house about the events of Easter in AD70. Like most people, he had never heard the story of how [...]

Letters from Jesus: now in paperback + Easter Treat!

April 16, 2019 // 7 Comments

Ten years ago I started writing about the letters from Jesus, and two good things came out of that exercise: (1) a website call Escape to Reality and (2) my new book, Letters from Jesus. The book comes out today in paperback. Paul, what is your book about? Letters from Jesus is my most radical book. Contrary to [...]

How do we become lukewarm?

March 28, 2019 // 57 Comments

Many Christians are lukewarm, but not for the reasons they think. “I don’t go to church enough, I don’t pray enough, I don’t witness enough.” Let me stop you right there. How much is enough? How many people do you need to lead to Jesus to stop him from vomiting you out of his mouth? The answer is zero, [...]

Who are the pillars in the church?

March 21, 2019 // 29 Comments

As a young man, I was told I was a pillar in the church. It made me feel good to hear the pastor say this, and I could hardly disagree. Of course I was a pillar. I was a good boy. I didn’t drink or smoke or do burnouts in the church car park. I arrived early on Sundays to put out chairs and I stayed back to [...]