Monday, May 19, 2014
The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, by Kevin and Alex Malarkey
Synopsis: In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered an horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex—and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. “I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus,” a friend told the stricken dad. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share. Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious. Of the angels that took him through the gates of heaven itself. Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six-year-old. And, most amazing of all . . . Of meeting and talking to Jesus. The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is the true story of an ordinary boy’s most extraordinary journey. As you see heaven and earth through Alex’s eyes, you’ll come away with new insights on miracles, life beyond this world, and the power of a father’s love.
Thoughts: With all the stories I've read of people with similar experiences, I'm not sure how I missed this one, especially since the family lives right here in Ohio. It tells the story of the accident and the aftermath from the father's point of view, and then tells Alex's story of what he heard and saw in Heaven. Alex is still progressing toward what his family believes will be a full recovery.