‘The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven’ Admits He Made the Whole Thing Up
The New York Times bestseller ‘The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven’, published in 2010, will now officially be taken out of print. This book was dictated by Alex Malarkey, who at age six was involved in a horrible car accident that left him mostly paralyzed and put him in a coma for two months. When he awoke the young boy claimed to have been in heaven for the entirety of his coma. In the book, partially written by his father, Kevin Malarkey, the boy describes heaven as a place full of miracles and angels.
Nearly five years after the book was published Alex (now age 16) wrote this letter and posted it on the popular Christian website Pulpit and Pen admitting that he made the whole thing up:
“Please forgive the brevity, but because of my limitations I have to keep this short.
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. People have profited from lies, and continue to. They should read the Bible, which is enough. The Bible is the only source of truth. Anything written by man cannot be infallible.
It is only through repentance of your sins and a belief in Jesus as the Son of God, who died for your sins (even though he committed none of his own) so that you can be forgiven [sic] may you learn of Heaven outside of what is written in the Bible…not by reading a work of man. I want the whole world to know that the Bible is sufficient. Those who market these materials must be called to repent and hold the Bible as enough.
Shortly after this letter was published the popular Christian publishing company, Tyndale House, decided to stop printing the book.