Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin and Alex Malarkey*A Review
Alex survived but suffered traumatic injury to his brain and an internal decapitation. His skull was almost completely detached from his spinal column. Alex’s parents were told that injuries involving this extent of spinal alignment virtually always result in death. If Alex were to survive, he would be a quadriplegic, never breathe independently, swallow food, or speak.
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers; Reprint edition (June 28, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
“When I arrived in heaven, I was inside the gate. The gate was really tall, and it was white. It was very shiny, and it looked like it had scales like a fish. I was in the inner heaven and everything was brighter and more intense on the inside of the gate. It was perfect! Perfect is my favorite word for describing heaven.”—Alex Malarkey
Author Kevin Malarkey is a therapist with a counseling practice near Columbus, Ohio. He attended the College of Wooster and earned a graduate degree from Ohio State University. His academic background includes studies in clinical psychology, psychological assessment, and family counseling. Kevin has previous work experience developing educational programs, assessing psychological disorders, and counseling inner city youth and their families.
Alex Malarkey (12) is the first child in the world to have received the “Christopher Reeve surgery,’ allowing him to breathe without a ventilator. He can stand in a supportive frame for an hour at a time and, with the help of a special harness, can walk on a treadmill while helpers move his legs. He believes that he will walk on his own again. He loves watching sports and cheering for his favorite teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes
This is a true story with pictures of before and after the car accident.
I think as a whole most of us are skeptics. We only believe what we see for ourselves, but when we hear a story like this where for all reasons this little six-year-old boy, Alex should have died.
Then at different parts of the story we learn of miraculous things that are happening, we can believe.
Also young children don’t know everything about the Bible and Heaven, but then he tells his stories of Heaven, God, Angels and even the devil and demons.
I was amazed at how so many people prayed and believed Alex would make it, also at all of the money and things that came in when needed.
Sometimes when people write books about going to Heaven I don’t believe all of them, but I really believe that Alex went to Heaven and sees angels and is very close to the Lord.
I highly recommend this book as very encouraging and uplifting. Alex never gives up, has a fantastic attitude and loves Jesus so much.
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Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255