Boy who ‘came back from heaven’ admits story was a lie, book pulled from shelves

Why lie?


A boy who said he went to heaven and came back to earth now admits he made up the entire story.

Alex Malarkey, the boy who inspired the best-selling book, “The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven,” admitted in a recent letter to the book’s publisher he lied about going to heaven and visiting with angels.

Alex was in a coma for two months after a serious car crash in 2004. When Alex woke up, he gave detailed descriptions of meeting Jesus and the devil.

The best-selling Christian book was co-written by Malarkey and his dad, Kevin, who is a Christian therapist near Columbus. The book was published by Tyndale House in 2010.

But now, Alex, who is a quadriplegic, said none of it happened. Pulpit and Pen released the letter Alex sent to the book’s publisher:

“I did not die. I did not go to Heaven. I said…

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