Heaven, How I Got HereThe Story of the Thief on the Cross

Colin Smith

Meet the thief on the cross. You’ll find Jesus there too.

What if you woke up one morning knowing that it was your last day on earth? That’s what happened to the thief on the cross, who died a few feet from Jesus. 

About the Author

Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Colin Smith is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, a thriving, multi-campus church located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and Founder and Teaching Pastor of Open the Bible.

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, he trained … read more …


  • How I wish that every skeptic and every believer would read this book!

    Erwin Lutzer, Senior Pastor, Moody Church
  • Here is a gripping account of God's amazing grace that comes alive as recounted from this unusual and really helpful perspective.

    Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church
  • I've never read anything like this! This compelling first-person account from a heavenly perspective helped me understand and appreciate what Jesus endured on the cross and why he did it.

    Collin Hansen, Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition
  • Brilliant idea beautifully executed . . . combines pastoral wisdom and narrative skill to help us get inside the heart and mind of the thief on the cross, crucified next to the Christ on Calvary.

    ustin Taylor, Executive Vice-President, Crossway Books