Wednesday, September 7, 2011

REVIEW: The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin and Alex Malarkey

I had some people in my congregation tell me about this book, so I was excited to finally read it.

It is about a young boy and his father who were in a horrific car accident. The boy was in a coma for months. During those months, he said he was in heaven with Jesus.

The boy, Alex Malarkey, was the first child to ever undergo the surgery made famous by actor Christopher Reeve, and Alex is still confined to a wheelchair.

The book is written by both father, Kevin Malarkey, and son, Alex. Alex contributes at the end of each chapter giving his own personal account of what happened.

The heart of the book is that while Alex cannot function fully in the physical world, but he can operate in the spiritual world in remarkable ways.

The Malarkey family is Christian and the book contains many uplifting stories of how God has blessed and provided for the family through the tragic accident. It is a stirring book and a worthwhile read.