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.
Wow! All I can say is, what an amazing testimony to God’s greatness. The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven isn’t just another true story. It’s a gripping true story, with multiple testimonies from various people, strangers and friends. There are times when Kevin Malarkey is talking and I’m floored that he’s able to continue to function. There are times when I hear the testimony of Alex’s mother and I’m sobbing. Then the flight nurse interjects his testimony and I’m awed by God’s power and goodness.
But that’s not all, interwoven on the pages of this story was God’s church rising up and being the image of Christ they were called to be. At one point, while church members gathered around Alex’s bed to pray, it was noticed that there were others in that hospital that needed the same sort of attention. It makes you want to rise up and do the impossible!
One this is certain, this story is not complete. God will continue to use the Malarkeys to glorify his name and to introduce the world to His heaven.