With the many books about people who has got to heaven and come back, why is there a need for another one? I guess the answer to this question is simply far too many such books are not biblical at all. And here is one that wants readers to be educated and taught about how one really can enter into heaven.
Colin Smith has written a book covering the perspective of the thief who’s crucified next to Jesus. I must say I’m not a fan of speculative stories especially historical biblical stories, but this book remains to be an exception. This book is not filled with how jesus or how heaven looks like, or what conversions one had with Jesus, rather this is a story that recounts how one entered into heaven.
As the title suggest, this is a short story that recounts how the thief accepted and endure through his crucifixion, at the same time, how he interacted with Jesus and believed in Him. I found the book helpful in how it explains to the readers the heaven is not a place we enter by virtue/merit (as many would believe) but entirely by placing one’s faith in christ. That is essential not just for the terrible sinner, but even for people are civil and mortally upright. Everyone can only enter heaven by faith in Jesus.
Certainly a book that can be read by anyone, young or old, especially so if you are one who’s born in a christian family. Why not read this book this coming Good Friday?
Rating: 4.75 / 5
Disclaimer: I was given this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review