Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven

Book Review

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin & Alex Malarkey

From page one I was gripped by the account of what happened to the Malarkey family after a tragic car accident. I imagined the sheer devastation of enduring a car wreck with my child. I envisioned what it might be like to visit my child’s bedside for months hoping and believing improvement was in sight. I empathized with the chain of events that led Alex to a mysterious spiritual awakening.
In other words, I felt like I experienced this book. As Alex described his interaction with angels, while in a coma there were times I fought off skepticism. Kevin, Alex’s father, enabled me to work through my doubts. He admitted to having to process what his son encountered. This emotional vulnerability and authenticity helped soften my heart to the events that unfolded. To what Alex saw. To where he went.
Angels. Outer heaven. Inner heaven. Even demons and Satan.
This book reminded me God orchestrates all things, seen and unseen.
If you’re wanting have your eyes opened by a wise young soul, I highly recommend this read.
*I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.
**As a side, this book has been the impetus to several meaningful conversations I've had lately.


  1. Oh, Wendy, thanks for this review! I have read several novels lately that focus on that split-second incident that changes lives.

    Have a great day!

  2. That sounds beautiful. I'll go add it to my goodreads right now. :)

  3. I am not sure I could read this book. Our son is almost five years old, and I could not bear the thought of losing him. I now have a new respect for Abraham and what he must have gone through when he was asked by God to sacrifice his son.

    In the movie Faith Like Potatoes (which I think is based upon a true story) there is a scene where a little boy is killed in a farm accident. The scene was not graphic, but I had to leave the room anyway.

  4. Thanks for the review! I hadn't heard of this book, so I appreciate the info. I imagine that it puts a lot of things in perspective.
    Blessings for your week,

  5. Great review, thanks for sharing it. Sounds like it's a great read!


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