A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life Beyond This World
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We were made for so much more than the things of this world.
Sometimes we can sense this. We have a feeling that, despite our
best efforts, we don’t quite belong here, that this is not our final
destination. We have deep hungers and thirsts that cannot yet be
In fact, when we try to make this world our home, our ultimate
security and place of comfort, we simply end up feeling disappointed
or empty. This is why a great saint of the church was moved to write,
“Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.”
Our home is Heaven. But what is Heaven? Heaven radiates with
the brilliance of God’s glory. It is filled with the music of angels in
worship and the beauty of an unmarred landscape. Because it is the
dwelling place of God, those who enter its gates experience only
peace, hope, faith, and love—the very essence of God Himself.
Much as we long for Heaven, there is a problem. We know very
little of the place where we were made to live. Whom do you know
who has been there? Have you seen any photographs? Sure, you may
have heard stories of white light and tunnels from people who haveexperienced death and then returned to this life. But what if there
was a person who had been to Heaven . . . actually walked through
the gates . . . and stayed long enough to learn about it? Would you be
interested in what he had to say?
Well, I know such a person. He is my son, William Alexander
Malarkey. We call him Alex.
In November 2004, Alex and I were in a car accident. The accident
was so horrific that Alex, who was six at the time, was not
expected to live, and a medical officer suggested that the coroner be
called to the scene. Later, in the hospital, Alex was in a coma for two
months. Alex spent time during this period in Heaven, and when he
returned to us, he had much to say about his experience.
Now, I know what you may be thinking: A kid goes to Heaven and
comes back to tell us about it? Come on.
I’m not here to beat a drum, convince you of a theological argument,
or force you to validate Alex’s experiences. But I humbly offer
a challenge: suspend your judgment for just a few chapters.
I think your life may be changed forever.
Sometimes I have no clue what to make of Alex’s supernatural
life—I have no theological box to put some of this stuff in. But
everyone who has taken the time to get to know Alex agrees: he
is a remarkable boy on whom God has placed His hand for His
What follows includes physical descriptions of parts of Heaven,
a recounting of the way Alex and God sometimes talk face-to-face,
and details about Alex’s direct experience with angels, demons, and,
yes, the devil himself.
Heaven is real. There is an unseen world at work—an intensely
active spiritual dimension right here on earth, all around us.
Taken from The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven by Kevin & Alex Malarkey. Copyright © 2010 by Kevin Malarkey. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his 6-year-old son, Alex, were in a horrific car accident. The impact paralyzed Alex—and it was unlikely that he would 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.
In The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, Alex shares events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious. He tells about the angels who took him to heaven itself, the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a 6-year-old—and most amazing of all—of talking to Jesus.
As you see heaven and earth through Alex’s eyes, you’ll come away with new insights on life beyond this world—and the power of a father’s love.
Hardcover Book : 240 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers ( July 01, 2010 )
Item #: 13-148665
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.562inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This is one of the most insipring Christian stories I have ever read! Couldn't put it down. Read it in 3 days and have already passed it on someone else, to enjoy. It strengthened what I already knew in my heart, about God and Heaven. This is a story about ordinary folks, who experienced extraordinary things. God bless the Malarkey family for sharing their heartfelt story with the world. A must read!!!
this was a pretty good book. i read every page of it, although i wasn't so interested that it took 2 days. believable book.
Reviewer: madonna c
I am going to read this book. My son at the age of three had a head injury that required brain surgery. I was told that he was not going to wake-up for a long time after the surgery. 4 days later I got a call from a crying nurse who informed me that my son was standing up in the bed. He had told her that he had talked to jesus and that Jesus told him that he needed to go home because his time on earth was not finished. The nusre then said that he he wanted his mom and he wanted to go home. After that day I had faith that every thing one does in life has a reason behind it even if we do not understand why.
It was such a captivating book! Once you start reading, you can't stop. I was so excited and blessed to hear how our Awesome God moved in this young child's life. He was able to see God because he had not allowed the world to cause him to doubt. He wasn't old enough. The Bible speaks of us having Faith as a little child. I can't wait to see Heaven. This child helped to re-excite me about God and what He has prepared for us! I thank God for His wonderful care.
Reviewer: Donna E
Just finished this book and was very inspired by the faith mixed with real life and potentially devasting circumstances. I really appreciated the author's honesty of his own failures and the real picture he gave of this family's experience. It was also very inspiring to hear of Alex's faith and heavenly experiences, giving me further hope about our eternal home and encouragement for life as it is today. A very good book which I highly recommend.
Reviewer: Janet A