Boy who went to heaven and back
The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World by Kevin MalarkeyNote: This book was withdrawn from publication in January 2015 after the boy, Alex Malarkey, admitted to lying about the entire experience.
Alex Malarkeys open letter to bookstores said I did not die. I did not go to Heaven. [...] I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible.
The publisher of this book, Tyndale, released this statement: “We are saddened to learn that Alex Malarkey, co-author of ‘The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven,’ is now saying that he made up the story of dying and going to heaven. Given this information, we are taking the book out of print.”
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 a story of an ordinary boys most extraordinary journey. As you see heaven and earth through Alexs eyes, youll come away with new insights on miracles, life beyond this world, and the power of a fathers love.
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Alex Malarkey was in a car crash left him paralyzed below the neck and was receiving an artificial breathing device. Earlier this week, Alex Malarkey acknowledged in an open letter that he was lying, saying that he had been seeking attention. The book was first published in Earlier this week, Malarkey acknowledged in an open letter that he was lying, saying that he had been seeking attention. He also regretted that "people had profited from lies. I did not go to Heaven," he wrote. People have profited from lies, and continue to.
In an open letter posted on a Christian website Tuesday, the alleged paradise tourist says "I did not die. I did not go to Heaven. The book, probably hoping to make hay of the vast American Gullibility Industrial Complex that made Heaven Is For Real a successful text and movie and a family called the Burpos very rich , has been mainstay in Christian book stores, the Washington Post reports. No longer:. The bestselling book, first published in , describes what Alex experienced while he lay in a coma after a car accident when he was 6 years old. The coma lasted two months and his injuries left him paralyzed, but the book — with its assuring description of "Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World" — became part of a popular genre of "heavenly tourism," which has been controversial among orthodox Christians.
After being paralyzed in a car crash at the age of six, Alex Malarkey made headlines in , when Christian publisher Tyndale House released an "autobiography," The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven , attributing the story to Malarkey and his father, Kevin. According to the book, during the two months Malarkey spent comatose after the crash, he died and went to Heaven, where he met Jesus and heard the voice of God. He retracted the story in , saying that it was a fabrication he created for attention, and Tyndale withdrew the bestselling book from publication.
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