Friday, August 5, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: The boy who came back from heaven

“The boy who came back from heaven” is a true story written by Kevin and Alex Malarkey. This story finds Alex and his dad Kevin on their way home from church, after making a few stops. Kevin was talking to his wife and turned to answer Alex as he was pulling into the intersection and the next thing he remembers is the sound of metal crunching and then silence. There was a terrible accident. From all account they did not think Alex would pull through. He was taken to Children’s Hospital by helicopter. Kevin was taken to the local hospital. Kevin left the hospital after he was told he had no broken bones but they were going to keep him for observation. He had different plans; he had to get to his son and the rest of his family. Alex was in a coma for two months, people around the world were praying for him. He had extensive injuries and they were afraid if he did come too there would be brain damage. Little did they know Alex had the Great Physician on his side.

This story talks a lot about the family’s hardships and the trials they were faced with and how their praying and other prayer warriors helped them to overcome. Alex also talks about his time in Heaven. I am sure a lot of people will be skeptical, but there were details of the accident that Alex knew because he was watching from Heaven. Alex describes some things in Heaven but there are some things he is not allowed to share because God told him not to.

There is so much I could say about this wonderful book. Alex is truly a courageous little boy, but he does not want this to be about him. He wants it to be about God, he wants to share Him! There was a statement in the book that I would like to share. This is Kevin the father talking: “Every one of us will, to some degree or another, be faced with a new normal sometime in life. When we embrace it and carry on we tend to be a lot happier.” This is a book you do not want to miss!

You can find more information about Alex, his story and read Chapter 1 here.

I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

until next time... nel

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