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'The Boy Who Went to Heaven' author retracts story, best-selling book is pulled
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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back is a New York Times best-selling Christian book written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent and published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. The book documents the report of a near-death experience by Burpo's When Todd and Sonja went to a different emergency room with Colton, they.
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The book documents the report of a near-death experience by Burpo's three-year-old son Colton., Alex Malarkey was in a car crash left him paralyzed below the neck and was receiving an artificial breathing device. Earlier this week, Alex Malarkey acknowledged in an open letter that he was lying, saying that he had been seeking attention.
After being paralyzed in a car crash at the age of six, Alex Malarkey made headlines in , when Christian publisher Tyndale House released an "autobiography," The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven , attributing the story to Malarkey and his father, Kevin. According to the book, during the two months Malarkey spent comatose after the crash, he died and went to Heaven, where he met Jesus and heard the voice of God. He retracted the story in , saying that it was a fabrication he created for attention, and Tyndale withdrew the bestselling book from publication. Now, the Boy Who Came Back from Heaven author is suing his publisher , saying that he was never consulted as to the authenticity of the story, and that he and his mother, Beth, have received no money from sales of the book. The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven hit store shelves at a time when died-and-came-back narratives were all the rage among Christian publishers and booksellers. Another book, Todd Burpo's Heaven Is for Real , purported to tell the story of Burpo's son, Colton, who he claimed visited Heaven during a routine appendectomy. Many of these so-called Heaven Tourism books have been pulled from Christian bookstore shelves following condemnation from religious bodies.