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  • Boy who 'did not go to heaven' sues Tyndale for damages

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (10 months ago)

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    WHEATON, Ill. (BP) -- Alex Malarkey, the boy who claimed in a bestselling book that he went to heaven while comatose from a car accident, is suing his publisher Tyndale House for damages including book profits from the since-retracted story.

    The 2010 book "The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven" listed Malarkey as a coauthor with his father Steve, but Malarkey retracted the story in 2015. "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," he told Tyndale and book sellers at the time, which included LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More

  • Fabricated: 'I did not go to heaven'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 23, 2015 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources' decision to stop selling a discredited book about a 6-year-old's supposed vision of heaven is being cited as a reminder that followers of Jesus should rely on the Bible rather than subjective experience for their knowledge of the afterlife.

    "Anytime you step away from the clear, revelatory, propositional statements of Scripture into your own experience, then you open yourself to every kind of weird existential idea out there," Chris Osborne, a Texas pastor who believes books like Malarkey's are unbiblical, told Baptist Press. "We want people bound to truth, not to what they feel or what they think they saw or what they experience." Read More