The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World

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Tyndale House Publishers, Jun 28, 2011 - Religion - 256 pages
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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.

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" “An Open Letter to Lifeway and Other Sellers, Buyers, and Marketers of Heaven Tourism, by the Boy Who Did Not Come Back From Heaven. "I did not die. I did not go to Heaven. "I said I went to heaven ... Read full review

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I can tend to be a little skeptical of otherworldly experiences, but when I hear it from the words of a child, I am much more open to the idea. A child is not going to be capable of making up these ... Read full review

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Kevin Malarkey is a Christian therapist with a counseling practice. He attended the College of Wooster and earned a graduate degree from Ohio State University. He studied pyschology and family counseling. He had previously worked developing educational programs and counseling of inner city youth. His son Alex was in a serious car accident in 2004 which left him in a coma. This incident motivated the book The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven which tells the story of Alex, who at age 12 was the youngest person to ever receive the "Christopher Reeve Surgery" which allows him to breathe without a ventilator.

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