Sunday, March 22, 2015

Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross

Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross
By: Colin S. Smith

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Focus (February 20, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 178191558X

I knew I wanted to read this book from the moment I saw it. God’s grace never ceases to amaze me. I have always been fascinated with stories from those who witnessed first-hand that grace in a profound way as the thief did.  No one is beyond the redemption of God, and this book taps right into the core Gods amazing love, mercy and grace.  This is one of those amazing accounts of casting someone’s sin as far as the east is from the west when they have done nothing to earn it, other than believing! The power of faith is beautiful. I love how this book keeps us focused on the cross and how God’s perfect will was being performed for the benefit of all who just believe! The thief understood this, but too often we forget and need this wonderful reminder.

This unique, bible based, narrative, told from the perspective of the thief almost 2,000 years after the event took place is a book we can all learn from. I loved the beautiful, inviting writing style that drew you into the pages and transported you back to the cross as this spectacular event unfolded.  Most people wonder if they will go to heaven, but the thief knew without a doubt all he needed was to believe in the man hanging next to him. 

This is a wonderful book to remind us that our salvation is found through faith in Christ alone. What a wonderful reminder to us all this close to Easter. 

About Colin S. Smith

Colin S SmithColin S. Smith is Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. His preaching ministry is shared through the daily radio program, Unlocking the Bible and through his website,

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Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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