This is a very timely read, especially now that the Season of Lent has started.
I’m so glad and grateful to have read this wonderful book by Colin S. Smith. It reminded me of the sacrifices of Jesus, which the author vividly explained. It gave me a clearer view of God’s love, forgiveness and promises, Jesus’ role in the salvation of mankind, and the hope that is readily available for everyone. It also provided me with a different perspective concerning death.
It made me stand in awe of God’s radical love and inspired me through Jesus’ humility and obedience. It made known to me the depth of what Jesus endured in order to free us from the fate that we deserve.
It’s a short book that can be read in one sitting, but one that can’t be put down once you started reading. I admire the author’s courage to tell the story in first person. How the story was told was captivating. It answers the question: “Why does Jesus leave you on earth if it’s not to get better prepared for heaven?” and explains the difference between believing in God and fearing Him.
It made me appreciate the time I have to invest in the things of God, which the thief on the cross did not have.
I pitied the thief on the cross then, but this book made me envy him. If only all of us could experience being in the place of the thief on the cross, we would be able to clearly see God’s big heart for each of us despite our imperfections.
The truths contained in this book have given me goosebumps for a number of times I cannot count.
Even before I finished reading it, it has already become an addition to my favorite books of all time. I recommend this book to Christians and non-Christians alike.
The publisher, Christian Focus, has provided me with a complimentary copy of the book through Cross Focused Reviews.