Paul Ellis is creating Escape to Reality
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patrons

When I started Escape to Reality, I had no idea that it would grow to reach 50,000 people a month with the good news of God’s unconditional love. I never imagined this message of love and grace would draw people back from suicide, deliver people from mental illness, or open barren wombs. It never occurred to me that pastors would use my words for sermons or that strangers would translate them into foreign languages.

I have a burning desire to take this thing to the next level. Want to join me? This is where Patreon comes in. Patreon provides an opportunity for us to become partners in the gospel. By signing up to make a monthly contribution, you become a stakeholder in this exciting venture.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters I have already been able to develop new content and distribute it all around the world. I’m passionate about this message and I want as many people to hear it as possible. Perhaps you do to. Here are some of the things that your patronage can help make happen:

1. More content: God made me a writer, but these days I spend much of my time doing other things like admin, bookkeeping, website maintenance. If I could outsource that stuff, I’d write more and you’d get more good stuff to read. I’ve got a series on the parables and some kid’s books I’d love to finish. I want to turn the gospel into pictures and do audible books Your support will help turn those ideas into reality.

2. Build community: Escape to Reality has grown so fast that I can no longer respond to readers’ questions and messages. But a patron is more than a reader, they are a partner and a friend, and I make time for friends.

3. Share the platform: We are living in an age of unbridled creativity, and I want to share my platform with those who have a story to tell or a song to sing. I desire to help artists, authors and those finding their voice.

4. Drop “grace bombs”: I have given away 20,000+ books, but together we can do more. Become a patron and your support will send the gospel of grace into disadvantaged communities. Patrons have already funded the dropping of “grace bombs,” or boxes of resources, onto churches in Africa,and Asia. It's been fun!

5. Expand the Grace-Based Commentary: So far I have covered 1000 New Testament scriptures. Only 7000 to go!

If you’ve been blessed by my work, why not become a patron, and together we’ll see where this journey takes us. Grace and peace to you.

Note: You will be charged on the 1st of the month no matter when you sign up. That means that if you sign up on the 31st, you will pay the full amount of your pledge the following day again. Please keep this in mind when pledging.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month
YOU’RE A LIFE-SAVER. Great trees grow from small seeds and your dollar will make a difference. Thank you! 


  • You’ll get access to our patron-only news feed where I will let you know about giveaways and other cool initiatives before I announce them publicly. (This applies to any monthly pledge from $1 up.)


  • PLUS you get to call yourself a patron of the arts!
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month
YOU’RE A LEGEND. Your contribution, over the course of a year, helps keep E2R ad-free and beautiful.


  • For the price of two coffees a month you’ll get four ebooks as a token of my gratitude: Grace Disco, Grace Party, Grace Classics, and Grace Remix are yours!


  • You will get access to expanded posts with bonus materials as well as patron-only series and study notes.


  • PLUS I will personally thank you in a Christmas post on E2R. (This applies to any monthly pledge from $5 up.)
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month
YOU’RE A CHAMPION. You’re here to help the weak and encourage the disheartened, and I salute you. 


  • As a way of saying thanks for your generous support you’ll get everything offered above – the exclusive Patreon feed, the free ebooks, behind-the-scenes access, Q&A sessions, etc. 


  • PLUS I will share with you drafts of forthcoming book chapters.


  • PLUS I will send you an advance review copy of those forthcoming books. That means you’ll see the Next Big Thing months before everyone else. You’ll also get an insight into the writing process (useful if you want to be a writer).
Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month
YOU’RE A STAR. Your contribution, over the course of a year, covers the costs of keeping E2R online. So you’re not only a star, you’re a life-support machine, literally helping to save lives. Many are grateful, but none more than me.


  • You’ll get everything offered above – the exclusive Patreon feed, the free ebooks, the chapter previews, advance review copies, etc. 


  • PLUS I will thank you for your support in the acknowledgements of any new grace book.


  • PLUS I will send you a free copy of that book before it’s launched, a real book too, not an ebook. (Just be sure to be signed up at that time.)
Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month
YOU’RE AN ANGEL. No writer should expect this level of generosity from any reader, but here you are. Your support will give this message wings, if not rockets. It will help get the good news of grace into the hands of people who need to hear it.


  • You’ll get everything offered above – the exclusive Patreon feed, behind-the-scenes access, the Q&A sessions, the free ebooks, the chapter previews, the advance review copies, your name in my books, etc.


  • PLUS I will send you a personally-signed copy of any new grace book that I write.


  • PLUS I’ll thank you personally (via Patron message). How could I not?
Pledge $250 or more per month
$250 or more per month
YOU’RE A BONA-FIDE BARNABAS! I don’t even know if such generosity exists but if it does I’m guessing you don't care about rewards. No, you’re here because you want to see this message get out there, and you’re prepared to move mountains to make that happen. Awesome! I want to buy you dinner. Of course, you’ll have to come to New Zealand for that, but if that’s not possible, we’ll talk anyway and I’ll tell you how much good your support is doing. 


  • You will get my undying gratitude for leaping into the deep end with me.


  • PLUS you’ll get ALL of the earlier rewards - the exclusive Patreon feed, behind-the-scenes access, the Q&A sessions, the free ebooks, the chapter previews, the advance review copies, your name in my books, etc.


  • PLUS wow! Thank you!
Goals
80% complete
This goal will enable me to upgrade the “writing factory” and employ artists and designers. Expect to see more and better content including infographics and children’s stories. I might even start recording videos and doing a podcast.
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When I started Escape to Reality, I had no idea that it would grow to reach 50,000 people a month with the good news of God’s unconditional love. I never imagined this message of love and grace would draw people back from suicide, deliver people from mental illness, or open barren wombs. It never occurred to me that pastors would use my words for sermons or that strangers would translate them into foreign languages.

I have a burning desire to take this thing to the next level. Want to join me? This is where Patreon comes in. Patreon provides an opportunity for us to become partners in the gospel. By signing up to make a monthly contribution, you become a stakeholder in this exciting venture.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters I have already been able to develop new content and distribute it all around the world. I’m passionate about this message and I want as many people to hear it as possible. Perhaps you do to. Here are some of the things that your patronage can help make happen:

1. More content: God made me a writer, but these days I spend much of my time doing other things like admin, bookkeeping, website maintenance. If I could outsource that stuff, I’d write more and you’d get more good stuff to read. I’ve got a series on the parables and some kid’s books I’d love to finish. I want to turn the gospel into pictures and do audible books Your support will help turn those ideas into reality.

2. Build community: Escape to Reality has grown so fast that I can no longer respond to readers’ questions and messages. But a patron is more than a reader, they are a partner and a friend, and I make time for friends.

3. Share the platform: We are living in an age of unbridled creativity, and I want to share my platform with those who have a story to tell or a song to sing. I desire to help artists, authors and those finding their voice.

4. Drop “grace bombs”: I have given away 20,000+ books, but together we can do more. Become a patron and your support will send the gospel of grace into disadvantaged communities. Patrons have already funded the dropping of “grace bombs,” or boxes of resources, onto churches in Africa,and Asia. It's been fun!

5. Expand the Grace-Based Commentary: So far I have covered 1000 New Testament scriptures. Only 7000 to go!

If you’ve been blessed by my work, why not become a patron, and together we’ll see where this journey takes us. Grace and peace to you.

Note: You will be charged on the 1st of the month no matter when you sign up. That means that if you sign up on the 31st, you will pay the full amount of your pledge the following day again. Please keep this in mind when pledging.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month
YOU’RE A LIFE-SAVER. Great trees grow from small seeds and your dollar will make a difference. Thank you! 


  • You’ll get access to our patron-only news feed where I will let you know about giveaways and other cool initiatives before I announce them publicly. (This applies to any monthly pledge from $1 up.)


  • PLUS you get to call yourself a patron of the arts!
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month
YOU’RE A LEGEND. Your contribution, over the course of a year, helps keep E2R ad-free and beautiful.


  • For the price of two coffees a month you’ll get four ebooks as a token of my gratitude: Grace Disco, Grace Party, Grace Classics, and Grace Remix are yours!


  • You will get access to expanded posts with bonus materials as well as patron-only series and study notes.


  • PLUS I will personally thank you in a Christmas post on E2R. (This applies to any monthly pledge from $5 up.)
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month
YOU’RE A CHAMPION. You’re here to help the weak and encourage the disheartened, and I salute you. 


  • As a way of saying thanks for your generous support you’ll get everything offered above – the exclusive Patreon feed, the free ebooks, behind-the-scenes access, Q&A sessions, etc. 


  • PLUS I will share with you drafts of forthcoming book chapters.


  • PLUS I will send you an advance review copy of those forthcoming books. That means you’ll see the Next Big Thing months before everyone else. You’ll also get an insight into the writing process (useful if you want to be a writer).
Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month
YOU’RE A STAR. Your contribution, over the course of a year, covers the costs of keeping E2R online. So you’re not only a star, you’re a life-support machine, literally helping to save lives. Many are grateful, but none more than me.


  • You’ll get everything offered above – the exclusive Patreon feed, the free ebooks, the chapter previews, advance review copies, etc. 


  • PLUS I will thank you for your support in the acknowledgements of any new grace book.


  • PLUS I will send you a free copy of that book before it’s launched, a real book too, not an ebook. (Just be sure to be signed up at that time.)
Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month
YOU’RE AN ANGEL. No writer should expect this level of generosity from any reader, but here you are. Your support will give this message wings, if not rockets. It will help get the good news of grace into the hands of people who need to hear it.


  • You’ll get everything offered above – the exclusive Patreon feed, behind-the-scenes access, the Q&A sessions, the free ebooks, the chapter previews, the advance review copies, your name in my books, etc.


  • PLUS I will send you a personally-signed copy of any new grace book that I write.


  • PLUS I’ll thank you personally (via Patron message). How could I not?
Pledge $250 or more per month
$250 or more per month
YOU’RE A BONA-FIDE BARNABAS! I don’t even know if such generosity exists but if it does I’m guessing you don't care about rewards. No, you’re here because you want to see this message get out there, and you’re prepared to move mountains to make that happen. Awesome! I want to buy you dinner. Of course, you’ll have to come to New Zealand for that, but if that’s not possible, we’ll talk anyway and I’ll tell you how much good your support is doing. 


  • You will get my undying gratitude for leaping into the deep end with me.


  • PLUS you’ll get ALL of the earlier rewards - the exclusive Patreon feed, behind-the-scenes access, the Q&A sessions, the free ebooks, the chapter previews, the advance review copies, your name in my books, etc.


  • PLUS wow! Thank you!