Boy Who Came Back from Heaven admits he made up memoir
- Five years ago, a book called The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven became a bestseller in the US. It was the memoir of Alex Malarkey, who claimed to have visited heaven when he was in a coma after a car crash. However Malarkey, who was six at the time of the crash, has now published an open letter to Christian bookshops stating that his book was a fabrication.
"I did not die," the teenager wrote in the letter published on the website pulpitandpen.org. "I did not go to Heaven. 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. People have profited from lies, and continue to. They should read the Bible, which is enough. The Bible is the only source of truth. Anything written by man cannot be infallible."