I have been so encouraged by the books I am reading that I felt I had to tell you once again what a real blessing you have been to me … . The Lord has given you a wonderful gift in writing, and with such warmth.
From David Clark, former Executive Director, Evangelical Press:
Truly your writing has been greatly blessed by God and I am grateful it continues.
Be Patient, God Hasn’t Finished with me Yet! was the best book I have read this year. From the opening lines I could not put it down. With all the troubles I have had in my life, … I was really encouraged with chapter 12 . . .
From a missionary to the Bulgarian Jews:
The Bible Book by Book is more than just good. It is a very open declaration of what the Bible is – the Word of God, despite the critics. I am willing to create a similar textbook for the Bulgarian Jewry. Is it possible to use your book as a basis for my presentation of the Bible to them?’
I see in The Bible Book by Book a good book to be used to introduce new believers to the Scriptures. We are ready to look to God to make it possible for us to make this book available in Portuguese.
I have found your Bible Book by Book fantastic. I have been a Christian for a long time and this is the first publication that set things out clearly and inspires me to read some of the more challenging bits of the Bible.
From Reformed Theological Review:
Evangelical Press should be warmly congratulated for publishing such a volume as Christian Comfort and Mr. Ellsworth for writing it. This is exactly the kind of book the ‘ordinary’ working pastor will welcome. Why? Here is very good material to use to counsel those in need of comfort due to their difficult and discouraging circumstances. Ellsworth raises and brings comfort into 21 common areas of pastoral work that touch most of the people in most congregations.
Over the past few years I have read a number of your books with great profit. This has applied especially to The Shepherd King. I have also sent copies of these to brothers in Ethiopia and The Gambia. Both men, pastors, have spoken of the great blessing they have received from reading them. I quote from the letter of one: ‘I have not read through completely because at times I have to read a chapter over and over again. I do this to assimilate fully into my spiritual life the revelations arising from the study. I really appreciate the books you sent me especially The Shepherd King.’
This brother, like many to whom I write, has little access to healthy Christian books and also faces considerable opposition from the local Muslim population. I share this with you because I thought you would be encouraged to learn how the Lord is using your written ministry, and also to say keep on with this. Your clear style with comparatively short sentences make your books good to send these third world pastors.
From Covenanter Witness:
Those familiar with Ellsworth’s writings … will know that he never fails to get to grips with the meaning of the passage and presents it in a clear, concise, direct and practical way. His applications are always down-to-earth and show him to be the experienced pastor that he is.
From Evangelicals Now regarding Moses:
The book would make an excellent text book on ‘How to preach today’; but that is not its purpose. Budding preachers, however, would benefit greatly from studying under a ‘master-preacher’ with his accuracy of exegesis, simplicity of explanation and relevance in application.
We were particularly blessed by your book A Promise is a Promise and have given copies to others so that they too may be encouraged.