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The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World [Paperback]

Kevin Malarkey
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June 28 2011
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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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splashes of heaven Aug. 2 2010
Format:Hardcover
"The boy who came back from heaven" is the true story of Alex Malarkey who suffered a horrific car accident in 2004. Alex died at the crash but was revived and in a coma for over 2 months. His father, Kevin, writes this remarkable story with honesty, gut-wrenching emotion, and with a most extraordinary twist.
When six year old Alex awoke from the coma he began to share an incredible story. He begins to tell about the angels that took him into the gates of heaven. The reader begins to see heaven and earth through Alex's eyes and words.
Alex talks about being held by Jesus, he gives startling accounts of watching the medical procedures with Jesus, and how angels are involved in our day to day lives. There is a startling consistency to his accounts and Alex states that there are some things "I'm not allowed to tell you". This story is filled with trials, struggles and inspirational moments. Alex's faith, even though he is a quadriplegic, is astounding and moving.
Kevin writes "the years following Alex's return to our home, then, were about endings and beginnings - it was the end of Alex's coma and our dependence on the hospital. But it was also the beginning to a new and challenging kind of family life. Even more than this, it felt like the beginning of our awareness of another world, the powerful reality that continues to permeate our son's life."
This is a story of one family, their tragic moments, their struggles, the ups and downs, and the prayer of God's people and splashes of the glory of heaven that continues to touch many lives.
"You may be intrigued. You may be skeptical. You may be hungry to know more about what lies beyond life on earth." In the words of Alex when he was 6 years old, "God is amazing. I'm just a kid." This book points the reader to a God who loves them.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House to review. All opinions are my own.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It will really get you thinking Nov. 20 2010
Format:Hardcover
In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, were in a horrible accident. No one thought Alex would live. But two months later he woke up with an amazing story to share. He talks about events that took place at the scene of the accident and at the hospital--he was unconscious in both places. He says Jesus was with him, or one if his angels, telling him that everything would be okay.

This is an amazing story. I wanted to read it because it was real. I read a lot of fiction, but stories like these excite me. They validate my faith, which is always the coolest thing. My favorite parts of the book were Alex's parts. The book is mostly written from Dad's point of view. He explains what happened. The accident, going to the hospital, waiting, talking with his wife, the doctors, pastors, and friends. But Alex's words are interspersed, telling us where he was and what he was doing while everyone else was waiting. It's fascinating. I also enjoyed seeing the stories of other people--people who felt called to pray for Alex and later shared their story with his parents. God works in amazing ways. Sometimes I think we get so caught up in life, we think we know how God works. I don't think we have a clue just how much God is at work in ways we'll never see until Heaven.

Ever since I read Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness, I was changed. I believe he's on to something the way he depicts angles and demons in his novel. But that's just a story. Frank made it up. But Alex's life is real. He talked with these angels, and he didn't like it when the bad ones came around. Looking to be inspired? Read this story. It will really get you thinking.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars if you are a Christian Jan. 17 2012
By mocha
Format:Paperback
This is not a great book, but it's a fairly good one -- if you are Christian. If you do not have a Christian background or beliefs, this book will not appeal to the same extent. I do have a Christian background, but would consider myself spiritual rather than religious. God and Jesus are mentioned constantly in the book, and the traditional way of getting to God/Heaven is through Jesus (and no other). This shuts out millions of people. What I liked most about the book was the information about angels, a personal interest of mine. I would recommend this book to active Christians as it will substantiate their beliefs, and may give them a few concepts to ponder that might not be introduced in church. For non-believers, this book would be a supernatural tale that is claiming to be non-fiction. It's not an entirely "enjoyable" book in that there is nothing remarkable about the writing style which is quite simplistic, but it's easy to read in one or two sittings. I tend to think of this story as a reverie rather than a revelation. I believe a short story format would have been more appropriate in this case as the "book" has a sense of being drawn out for no important purpose. The editing process seems to have been lacking. I doubt that I would read this book again.
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A fabulous account of a young boy's trip to heaven during a traffic accident that leaves him disabled.However, despite all his trials and tribulations, he remains in high spirits due to the hope he gets from God. An astounding, revealing insight into what awaits us in heaven ,as well as a celebration of the power of prayer and the human spirit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Feb. 16 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I found the book a good read. It has a spiritual quality that was unique.
The out look was different, maybe because it's from a child's perspective.
Gave a copy for a gift.
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4.0 out of 5 stars but its still a good
i wish the little boy spoke more about his experience.. but its still a good book
Published 1 month ago by missjane
2.0 out of 5 stars This book did not meet my expectations
When I purchased this book I expected 'Alex' was going to tell us many things about the 'heaven' that he discovered during his near death experiences. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mabel's Friend
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to read
I really enjoy reading about someone's true experience with the life after death. I know heaven is real and i can't wait to get there. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Randy Burton
1.0 out of 5 stars Jumping on the bandwagon
As soon as I saw that disgusting farce "Heaven is Real" on the bookshelves, I knew it was just a matter of time before someone else got on the bandwagon to take more money from the... Read more
Published 22 months ago by photo guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing what God does for us
This is a true story that is so incredible you just want to read on non stop.
It tells and demonstrates how God never let's us go.
Published on Jan. 2 2012 by dane
3.0 out of 5 stars An honest account of survival, endurance and hope
This is an inspiring account of--first of all--the power of divine faith to uplift and carry human beings forward despite heartbreaking, excruciating, tragic circumstances,... Read more
Published on Oct. 12 2011 by S Svendsen
5.0 out of 5 stars The Boy who came back from heaven
This books shows that we are travelers in this world, until we rach our ultimate goal.
eternal life with God and Jesus christ.
Published on Aug. 19 2011 by Lillian L. Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing miracle
This is a powerful testimony. God has performed awesome miracles in this boy's life. I am waiting for him to write a sequel to this book when he gets healed completely.
Published on Sept. 29 2010 by Elizabeth Szeremeta
1.0 out of 5 stars I Now question the heavenly vision
There is a surreal emphasis upon the supernatural in this book which for me reduced the reality of the experience, especially the heavenly experience. Read more
Published on Aug. 20 2010 by Michelle Scott
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