Monday, August 16, 2010

"The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven"

"The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven" is an amazing book. Kevin Malarkey writes this book about his son, Alex. While fighting for his life in a coma, Alex sees so many amazing things in Heaven.

I purposefully don't want to give too many details of the book. I don't want to spoil it for you! Honestly, I could not put this book down. For my friends that truly know me, I can lean more towards the pessimistic side of things. As a firm believer in Christ and His miracles, this sometimes does not gel with the rest of the church as a whole.

As I read this book very critically, I sobbed. Reading the words that Alex says gave me chills. Then reading with Kevin wrote made my heart as a parent grieve with him. I appreciate his candor on how difficult this has been on him and his marriage. I relish the words written by their friends and family that also show themselves as "real" and would not believe it themselves if they were not there to witness it.

I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to see a minuscule glimpse of heaven through the eyes of a 6 year old boy.

Thank you, Alex, for letting us see through your eyes. Thank you, Kevin, for sharing this with us.

I received this book free from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for a completely honest review of the book.