‘Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ book pulled after author retracts story


spaminator
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‘Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ book pulled after author retracts story
Reuters
First posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 10:38 PM EST | Updated: Saturday, January 17, 2015 12:11 AM EST
A Christian publisher moved to pull a popular book by a boy who described his time in heaven while in a coma, the Washington Post reported on Friday, days after the child, who co-authored the book with his father, retracted his story.
In an open letter posted online on Tuesday, Alex Malarkey, 16, wrote that he made up the story contained in his 2010 memoir, "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven," because he thought it would bring him attention.
"I did not die. I did not go to heaven," he wrote. "People have profited from lies, and continue to. They should read the bible, which is enough."
Tyndale House, the publisher, said it would stop selling Malarkey's book about the time he spent in heaven after a 2004 car crash left him in a coma for two months, which he co-authored with his father, Kevin Malarkey, the Washington Post reported.
The publisher, which has removed the title from the list it maintains on its website of books it has published, did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
Questions about the book's authenticity had been raised previously.
The young author's mother, Beth Malarkey, wrote in a blog post in April that the book was "in error" and that her son, who is paralyzed from the car accident, "has not received monies from the book nor have a majority of his needs been funded by it."
The book contract with Tyndale was with Kevin Malarkey, and not Alex or Beth, the Post reported.
Neither Kevin nor Beth Malarkey could immediately be reached for comment.
The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven.

‘Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ book pulled after author retracts story | Books
 
B00Mer
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Didn't they make a movie about this too...

...and I think T-Bones already posted a story about this..

>>>> http://forums.canadiancontent.net/sp...ere-light.html <<<<
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Didn't they make a movie about this too...

...and I think T-Bones already posted a story about this..

>>>> http://forums.canadiancontent.net/sp...ere-light.html <<<<

sorry about that. one of the reasons why I wish there was a delete option.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

sorry about that. one of the reasons why I wish there was a delete option.

Why apologize? The title of T-Bones thread make it hard to find. Best a Troll can do I guess.
 
Ron in Regina
#5
I think there are two stories similiar to each other here, & we (here at
home) watched a movie about the other one a few weeks back. I'm
not religious, but really enjoyed it. Thought it was pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ewaCVARtM
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Why apologize? The title of T-Bones thread make it hard to find. Best a Troll can do I guess.

Hard to find for you.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Didn't they make a movie about this too...

...and I think T-Bones already posted a story about this..

>>>> http://forums.canadiancontent.net/sp...ere-light.html <<<<

no that movie was about another kid who will recant his story in about 10 years....watch for it...
 
WLDB
+1
#8
It didnt really happen? Wow, didnt see that coming.
 
skookumchuck
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#9
From a guy named "Malarkey", yeah ok LOL.
 
Spade
+1
#10
This is a hell of a story.
PS
I once went to Mexico; I came back. Book to follow.
 
Sal
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

This is a hell of a story.
PS
I once went to Mexico; I came back. Book to follow.

can I be your co-writer and we'll share profits?
 
Spade
#12
We'll split them right down the middle, 60-40!
 
Sal
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

We'll split them right down the middle, 60-40!

awesome, but it was your experience so I feel bad taking the 60 but you're generous like that and I wouldn't want to mess with your karma so on behalf of your soul...thanks
 

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