Thursday, July 28, 2011


I just finished THE BOY WHO CAME BACK FROM HEAVEN by Kevin & Alex Malarkey. Unlike Kevin Malarkey, I am of the charismatic persuasion but I was a little skeptical of the story.  I have read a few other similar books through the years but always by adults and was not too sure what I believed about the idea.

One thing that spoke to me was when the pastor wrote that “if Alex says he’s seen Heaven, we have to go through Scripture and ask, “Has anyone else seen Heaven?” We know that John wrote about what he saw in Revelation. Then he says “If God has done it before, He can do it again.” 

Alex was reluctant to have his dad write the book. He said he didn’t want people making a big deal about him.  Throughout he consistently says that it’s not about him but about God. That he is a normal kid and he is ornery.  

Kevin writes with such frankness about their struggles, that they weren’t perfect but yet how God taught them so much is something. He says the circumstances showed their weaknesses not their strengths, their faithfulness not their faith. He declares that his greatest goal is “to become a billboard for Heaven rather than a sign of the times.” Whether you believe that people can die, go to Heaven and return to tell about it, you will be touched by the honesty and the sincerity.

I received this book courtesy of Tyndale Publishing for reading and giving an honest review.

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