Christian publisher Tyndale House will stop selling The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey, after the co-author recanted his story.
The bestselling book claims to be the story of how Alex Malarkey visited heaven in a near death experience. “I did not die. I did not go to Heaven,” writes Alex, “In an open letter published on Pulpitandpen.org. “I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible. People have profited from lies, and continue to.”
The Washington Post has more: “Friday, Tyndale released this statement: ‘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.”