Smith, Colin S. Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief On the Cross. Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus, 2015.
This book which is 95 pages is packed with ancient Gospel truth, but done in a fresh imaginative and dramatic writing style that does not compromise the veracity and integrity of the Gospel. The author skillfully brings together sound doctrine, powerful theological accounts of the cross, and historical accuracy concerning the drama of this account concerning the thief and Jesus Christ. Here imagination is used properly for the glory of God.
The book covers different scenes that are categorized this way: breakfast, hatred, faith, hope, love, darkness, agony, triumph, and safety. The main protagonist is the thief at the cross. His thoughts, feelings, and volition gushes forth from this book. The account of the thief’s thoughts although imaginative, except for his few words as recorded in Scripture, are…
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