“The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” Recants Story, Rebukes Christian Retailers [UPDATED!!!!!]


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UPDATE 1 ! According to sources, Lifeway intends to pull this book from it’s bookstore! Warren Throckmorton has the story, but the gist is that in response to  Throckmorton’s questions, “Martin King, Director of Communications at Lifeway issued a statement saying the stores are pulling the book:

“LifeWay was informed this week that Alex Malarkey has retracted his testimony about visiting heaven as told in the book “The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven.” Therefore, we are returning to the publisher the few copies we have in our Stores.”

We have commentary on this and will be posting a fuller update tomorrow morning. 

UPDATE 2! The Washington Post confirms that Tyndale House will also stop selling this book

UPDATE 3! Emails Suggest Lifeway President Knew of Heaven Scam, Chose Not to Act

Lifeway has been selling The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven for many years now. It is part of the trifecta of…

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Tyndale House Publishers Knew The Malarkey Book Was A Fraud


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In response to the revelation that Alex Malarkey has recanted of his claims to have visited heaven, and repudiated his book “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven”  and in light of Tyndale releasing this statement: which suggests they had JUST NOW learned about this fraud “We are saddened to learn that Alex Malarkey, co-author of ‘The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven,’ is now saying that he made up the story of dying and going to heaven. Given this information, we are taking the book out of print.”

From Phil Johnson:

” For the record, Tyndale House Publishers knew full well more than two years ago that Kevin Malarkey’s book contained fabricated stories. I have a stack of correspondence between Beth Malarkey and Tyndale in which she tried to make Alex’s true voice heard. They completely blew her off. So in early June last year, I sent the…

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