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What if you woke up one morning knowing it was your last day on earth?

That’s what happened to the thief on the cross, who died a few feet from Jesus. Heaven, How I Got Here is his story, told in his own words, as he looks back from heaven on the day that changed his eternity, and the faith that can change yours.


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About the Film

Heaven, How I Got Here: A Night with the Thief on the Cross is an adaptation of the book aimed at providing Christians and local churches with a unique evangelistic tool to reach their communities.

Heaven, How I Got Here (the book) was inspired by the story of the thief on the cross, found in chapter 23 of Luke’s Gospel. In writing the book, author Colin Smith tried to imagine the thief looking back on the last day of his life on earth from the perspective of his new life in heaven.

The story weaves together what we know from the Bible about the events of that day and views them through the eyes of the thief as he would have experienced them at the time, and as he can understand them now. If Jesus could save the thief a few hours before he died, there is lasting hope in Jesus, even for a person coming to the end of his or her life.

Purchase the digital download of the film at Christian Cinema. The DVD product will be available in May 2017.


Who’s Who?

Colin Smith LargeColin S. Smith (Author) is Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church and teacher of the daily radio program, Unlocking the Bible. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Colin was raised in a Christian family and felt the call of God to pastoral ministry from an early age. He trained at London School of Theology where he received a B.A. in Theology and later a Master of Philosophy. Colin was Pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in North London for sixteen years, transitioning to serve at The Orchard in 1996. Colin met his wife Karen while studying at London Bible College. The Smiths now live in the Chicago area and have two grown children and four granddaughters.

Stephen Baldwin (Actor) landed his breakthrough role in “The Usual Suspects” in 1995. Baldwin’s next role was in “Bio-Dome” (1996). In 2000, he played a buff Barney Rubble in “The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.” From January–March 2008, Baldwin appeared on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice, Season 7” on NBC. He was a contestant on the 2009 NBC reality show “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!” On the second episode, Baldwin baptized “The Hills” actor Spencer Pratt.

In September 2006, Baldwin released his book entitled The Unusual Suspect, which details highlights from his personal life, career, days of drug abuse, and ultimately, his turn to becoming a born-again Christian after the 9/11 attacks. From 2008 to present, Baldwin has teamed up with conservative talk-radio host Kevin McCullough in a Saturday radio show called “Baldwin/McCullough Radio” through X3Media.


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