Book review: The boy who came back from heaven

In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered a horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex —and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive.
“I think that Alex has gone to be with Jesus,” a friend told the stricken dad.
But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share. Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious. Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six-year-old. Of the angels who took him through the gates of Heaven itself. And, most amazing of all…of meeting and talking to Jesus.
The boy who came back from heaven is the true story of an ordinary boy’s most extraordinary journey. As you see Heaven and earth through Alex’s eyes, you’ll come away with new insights on miracles, life beyond this world, and the power of a father’s love.

First of all, when I was offered to review this book, I had no idea that it was a Christian book, and that it was a true story, on top of that! I really didn't know what to expect... but I wasn't disappointed.

Kevin Malarkey is the main narrator of the story, but the book also contains excerpts from various people, and the most interesting are, in my opinion, the ones from the little Alex:

Alex on Heaven and Earth:
"God created the earth to be a perfect place for us, and we've messed it up. Heaven is the perfect place for His children, and it has stayed that way. Heaven is what this world is supposed to be. Lots of things in Heaven are similar to things here on earth. There are tress and fields of grass, lakes and rivers, and many other parts of the earth that we know. It's just that in Heaven, every last deatail is perfect."

Alex on Angels:
"Angels aren't boys or girls. They are neither. They are completely white and have wings. Some are not as big as Daddy thought they would be ­- only about two feet tall. Other angels, especiallt the ones in Heaven, are larger. The angels have visited me many times, and I have felt afraid when more than one comes."

In the middle of the book, there's a section with pictures illustring the various stages Alex and his family had to go through. Here's an excerpt:

At the end of the book, you will find a section called "Afterword: Questions and Answers with Alex", which is really interesting. Here's an excerpt:

Overall, this is a book that you can easily read in one sitting. It's a really touching story, and I guarantee you won't look at life the same way you did before after reading The boy who came back from heaven. Personally, I'm not Christian and I don't care about religions at all, but I believe that this book can change the beliefs of a few people.

You can read the first chapter here.

For more informations, head on to the official website.

Recommend? yes

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not  affiliated with this company and the fact that the product was free absolutely does not influence my opinion.

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