Any Christian with basic knowledge of the Bible knew it was a false tale – a lie – from the very
beginning. But how many professing Christians were taken in? We who claim Christ should not be such easy targets for deceptive tales that rail against the Word of God given to us.
Now, the publisher, author, his parents, and who all else who was involved in allowing this take the country by storm admit is was a lie! Of course, the Washington Post has the story – when has that paper not delighted in trying to bring disgrace to the body and name of Christ.
Read it before they take it down – click this sentence to open the story on the Washington Post web site.
Here’s how it opens:
Tyndale House, a major Christian publisher, has announced that it will stop selling “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey.
The best-selling book, first published in 2010, purports to describe what Alex experienced while he lay in a coma after a car accident when he was 6 years old. The coma lasted two months, and his injuries left him paralyzed, but the subsequent spiritual memoir – with its assuring description of “miracles, angels, and life beyond This World” – became part of a popular genre of “heavenly tourism.”
Earlier this week, Alex recanted his testimony about the afterlife. In an open letter to Christian bookstores posted on the Pulpit and Pen Web site, Alex states flatly: “I did not die. I did not go to Heaven.”
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Great values always show up at garage sales each summer. You will find this book, plus Purpose Driven Life, The Daniel Fat, Weighdown Workshop, Joyce Meyers library of heresy, Joel Olsteen blessed volumes, The Prayer of Jabez, Chicken Soup permutations 1 through 80, and dozens of others for about 25 cents each. Buy them up and use them as fire starters next fireplace season like I do…
That way they are not floating around for decades doing further damage like the free floating rogue gill nets continuously “harvesting” fish in the lakes and seas of this planet.
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Great perspective my brother!
The editors at Tyndale House should be horsewhipped for not exercising discernment when the manuscript for “The boy who Came Back From Heaven”, came across their desks. Anyone who fell for this (pardon my pun) malarkey is not mature enough to be left alone in a room. If the editors also held office in their local churches, they should be immediately dismissed as fools, who were lacking in the common sense that they should have received with their mother’s milk.
dawtx – but Tyndale House (and Zondervan, et. al.) exist to fleece people, I mean sell books; not to tell the truth. One thing I learned years ago – if a “Christian” book is on the New York Times best sellers list, it ain’t true to the Scriptures. More people buy the Bible than any other book, but they don’t read it. They read dung written by man to tickle the ears of man.
How about their preacher who, when told the truth decided to do NOTHING since so many people were being “blessed” by the book and movie?!?!
Thanks Manfred. The picture came immediately to mind as I read the report. Thus the great perspective comes via the Holy Spirit. I am quite dull otherwise.
Most churches fail to practice any type of biblical discipline. So the about the only thing that would happen is some people would wonder about it – for a minute or so – and then get on with their mostly blind faith trust in the man on the stage.