by Patrick Angiolillo
Earlier in January, the story broke that the popular book, The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, written by Alex Malarkey and his father, is a hoax. The book, which details Alex’s journeys to and from heaven while suffering a coma after an unfortunate car accident as a child, was all fabricated by the boy in order to garner attention. He publicly admitted to this fact in an open letter.
This story finds itself as one of the latest installments in a somewhat new (although, actually quite old) phenomenon known as “heavenly tourism.” This sub-genre of Christian literature (perhaps equally to be called a sub-culture of Christian culture) is probably not as familiar to Catholics as it is to some Protestants. But either way, it is a movement within the Christian faith in which people claim to have experienced a journey to and back from heaven in…
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