The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven

A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life Beyond This World

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In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered an horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex—and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. “I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus,” a friend told the stricken dad. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share. Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious. Of the angels that took him through the gates of heaven itself. Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six-year-old. And, most amazing of all . . . Of meeting and talking to Jesus. The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is the true story of an ordinary boy’s most extraordinary journey. As you see heaven and earth through Alex’s eyes, you’ll come away with new insights on miracles, life beyond this world, and the power of a father’s love.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, c2010.
ISBN: 9781414346892
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.
Additional Contributors: Malarkey, Alex

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supermariogalaxy
Sep 29, 2015

I am disgusted that this boy would lie about going to heaven.

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naturalist
Sep 29, 2015

busted!
"Christian-brand publisher admits blatant scam book was a blatant scam" . . .
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2015/01/17/christian-brand-publisher-admits-blatant-scam-book-was-a-blatant-scam/ . . .
and . . .
“The boy who didn't come back from heaven: inside a bestseller's 'deception'”
“Alex Malarkey co-wrote a bestselling book about a near-death experience – and then last week admitted he made it up. So why wasn’t anyone listening to a quadriplegic boy and a mother who simply wanted the truth to be heard?”
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/21/boy-who-came-back-from-heaven-alex-malarkey . . .
and . . .
“‘Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ actually didn’t; books recalled”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/style-blog/wp/2015/01/15/boy-who-came-back-from-heaven-going-back-to-publisher/ . . .
and . . .
“The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” Recants Story, Rebukes Christian Retailers [UPDATED!!!!!]"
https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/483106012_the_boy_who_came_back_from_heaven#519689417

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RipRogers
Aug 26, 2015

I heard this book was revoked. I remember reading it and thought it was a little bit non exciting. Colton Burpo's childhood experience was more engaging.

Diell Jan 18, 2015

Dear LRS1969
malarkey>speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum.
lies, exaggeration, nonsense,
rubbish. "the claims were just a lot of malarkey"

LRS1969 Jan 18, 2015

I was HIGHLY skeptical of this book when it first came out... Simply because these types of NDE books that promote a specific religion just don't fit the experiences of real life NDE subjects. Those who experience NDEs for real quickly understand that people of all faiths - and no faith - pass on to a positive Afterlife. And that people of all religions, denominations, sects, and seven atheists have NDEs.

But in this case the "co-author" and supposed NDE subject has recanted his story, saying that it simply was ALL a LIE, a fully manufactured story.

It is clear that the real author, the co-author father, a "Christian" therapist, had a personal agenda to follow (one promoting the Christian religion)... and GREED!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/15/alex-malarkey-boy-who-came-back-from-heaven_n_6483432.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/15/377589757/boy-says-he-didn-t-go-to-heaven-publisher-says-it-will-pull-book

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_Who_Came_Back_from_Heaven

The ClevNet system should do likewise and PULL their copies of this book (and movie DVD)!!!

LRS1969 Jan 18, 2015

I was HIGHLY skeptical of this book when it first came out... Simply because these types of NDE books that promote a specific religion just don't fit the experiences of real life NDE subjects. Those who experience NDEs for real quickly understand that people of all faiths - and no faith - pass on to a positive Afterlife. And that people of all religions, denominations, sects, and seven atheists have NDEs.

But in this case the "co-author" and supposed NDE subject has recanted his story, saying that it simply was ALL a LIE, a fully manufactured story.

It is clear that the real author, the co-author father, a "Christian" therapist, had a personal agenda to follow (one promoting the Christian religion)... and GREED!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/15/alex-malarkey-boy-who-came-back-from-heaven_n_6483432.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/15/377589757/boy-says-he-didn-t-go-to-heaven-publisher-says-it-will-pull-book

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_Who_Came_Back_from_Heaven

The ClevNet system should do likewise and PULL their copies of this book (and movie DVD)!!!

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Staggerwing
Jan 16, 2015

While skeptical, I still had an interest in reading this book.

After reading the story is not true in this article and the publisher has pulled the book, I definitely won't be wasting my time.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2015/01/15/boy-who-came-back-from-heaven-going-back-to-publisher/

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xcellerate
Aug 09, 2013

A real powerful book about a boy who had a NDE. I love hearing about what a child experienced while on the other side!

teddypawz Jul 05, 2013

I had to cry when his first spoken word after the accident was "Mom". This was truly a book that I recommend everybody to read. I guarantee that you will either follow or re-establish a relationship with God. After reading this miraculous book, I have re-established my faith in the lord.

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kake2000_ca
Aug 03, 2012

Tis was a great read form start to finish. Read this book even if you're not sure where you stand in your faith. It will challenge and, possibly, change you.

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Sam_I_Am Nov 25, 2011

“Question: What would you say to someone who is troubled or anxious?" Alex: "If they are, I would just say, 'Ask God for help.'" From the Question and Answer section, page 214, 2010 edition.

Sam_I_Am Nov 25, 2011

“Bless your heart, man. I'm right there with ya. What you want to know is--did the devil want to kill your son? And I say, 'Ya think?" (the word "think" is italized) --Hillbilly Graham, page 54, 2010 edition.”

Sam_I_Am Nov 25, 2011

"God is amazing. I'm just a kid." --Alex. Front inside cover.

Sam_I_Am Nov 25, 2011

"He will be fully healed." -- What Alex's mom is told the day of the accident through someone who prayed for him.

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Sam_I_Am Nov 25, 2011

Alex Malarkey's life came to an abrupt change on November 14, 2004, when, in a car accident with his dad, Alex visited heaven. Stories are here of angels--and demons--and also about meeting God. Alex says, "God is my Daddy in heaven, and He understands me all the time. That's how He feels about all His children" (p. 145, 2010 edition). This bestselling book includes photos, an Afterward, a Question and Answer section with Alex, and a helpful Scripture Index. One of the best reads for believers and skeptics alike in recent years, it's not to be confused with "Heaven is For Real," another good, true story about a boy (Colton) who visited heaven. Also available in the library system in large-print, e-book and audiobook editions, as well as on DVD.

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