TITLE: Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross
AUTHOR: Colin S. Smith
PUBLISHER: Scotland, UK: Christian Focus, 2015, (96 pages).

“Rules! Morality! Where was this getting us? What could it all accomplish? Somewhere in these anxious and angry thoughts, a rebellion was born in my heart.” Sound familiar? The seed of rebellion has planted itself in many of us. Perhaps not as blatantly as quoted above but for each of us there is something that keeps us from accepting Christ as our Lord and Savior.

In his book Heaven How I Got Here Colin S. Smith tells the fictional story of the thief on the cross. While this book is fictional it speaks to the most fundamental question of mankind; how am I made right before God? While many dense theological treatises have been written to answer this question; Colin Smith answers it couched in a very interesting narrative coming from one who had a firsthand account of Jesus’ crucifixion.

Heaven How I Got Here was an enjoyable and interesting read. In a time when many books on heaven-that should never have been written-have missed the mark it is refreshing to read one that captures the authenticity of the Bible’s teaching. This is a good read for those who are churched but I think it’s good for someone considering the Christian faith since it speaks to our human condition but also provides us with a solution.


This book is provided to me courtesy of Christian Focus and Cross-Focused Reviewers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.

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