After Alex Malarkey Confession, Will Other ‘Heaven’ Bestsellers Come Under Scrutiny?

Colton Burpo (Connor Corum) tells his dad Todd (Greg Kinnear) that he met his grandfather in heaven in "Heaven Is for Real." (ALLEN FRASER)
Colton Burpo (Connor Corum) tells his dad Todd (Greg Kinnear) that he met his grandfather in heaven in “Heaven Is for Real.” (ALLEN FRASER)

Now that Alex Malarkey says his book The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is, well, malarkey, will other best sellers that have made similar claims come under scrutiny?

Christian publisher Tyndale House will stop selling the book now that Alex admitted he made up the story of going to heaven. He was paralyzed in a car crash at age 6.

In the last few years, books about celestial visits have been a godsend to the publishing industry.

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent has had the most heavenly run on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list, hitting No. 1.

Todd, an evangelical minister, tells the story of his son, Colton, then almost 4, who after an emergency appendectomy “died” and went to heaven, only to come back and report what he’d seen.

A film version starring Greg Kinnear was released last year.

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SOURCE: USA Today
Jocelyn McClurg

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