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This was widely published today. Hopefully some good came of it anyway.

‘Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ actually didn’t; books recalled - The Washington Post
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Goo point Quirk. The film made me reflect on how lovely I expect my welcome to be when it is my turn to see Jesus.
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“An Open Letter to Lifeway and Other Sellers, Buyers, and Marketers of Heaven Tourism, by the Boy Who Did Not Come Back From Heaven.”


“The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” Recants Story, Rebukes Christian Retailers [UPDATED!!!!!] |
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This was widely published today. Hopefully some good came of it anyway.

‘Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ actually didn’t; books recalled - The Washington Post
How could we believe a kid named "Malarkey"?
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The premise is bordering on blasphemy and is cynical and manipulative.

They should put millstones around their necks and take a long run off of a short pier for what they may have caused to the innocent, hungry faith of some poor readers.

This certainly is not religion but snake oil garbage for a price.
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Goo point Quirk. The film made me reflect on how lovely I expect my welcome to be when it is my turn to see Jesus.
Th film was not based on this book, it was based on the book "Heaven is For Real."
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Th film was not based on this book, it was based on the book "Heaven is For Real."
There was a TV movie ("documentary") made in 2010 with the same title, based on this book
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Any book with heaven bound and back claims should be considered fiction and nothing more. They are NOT true. I lost "friends" over this issue in the past when I tried to explain and show why these books were bogus. People want to believe what makes them feel good. Truth can be very hard to swallow but we must lean on truth not emotion especially when it comes to eternal things.
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Any book with heaven bound and back claims should be considered fiction and nothing more. They are NOT true.
That is a very strong statement.
I assume that you are certain that the book "Proof of Heaven" is untrue?
(It was written by a neurosurgeon, Dr. Eban Alexander, in case you're not familiar with the book.)
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Yes, all untrue. My son is also a neuro Scientist. He has his Ph.D and he will tell you the same thing.

If you believe, as I do, the real truth book is the Word of God, the bible, you would see the contradictions. Paul wrote about an experience after being stoned almost to death and said he was not permitted to write about such things. If Paul, who wrote almost the whole NT in the first century was not permitted to speak why should we listen to these others? And we don't need a man made profit selling book telling us his story of the "Proof of Heaven" when we've been told that thru the Scriptures which have stood the test of time. If you really want the "genuine" article read the Scriptures. All the others are imitations of the real thing.
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PT Barnum was right ..............
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Any book with heaven bound and back claims should be considered fiction and nothing more. They are NOT true. I lost "friends" over this issue in the past when I tried to explain and show why these books were bogus. People want to believe what makes them feel good. Truth can be very hard to swallow but we must lean on truth not emotion especially when it comes to eternal things.

Speaking in such absolute terms will turn off even many who agree with your OPINION about such books. It's no wonder you lost friends speaking in such a manner.
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I told them the book was untrue and showed them the reasons why. They did not or would not accept it because they chose to believe how they felt instead. That's why I lost these "friends." They were not close friends obviously. On the other hand some did the research and agreed you have to chose either or because of the contradictions. The two books and the other books on the market are not all in agreement. I just know that for every original you will have imitations whether it be in jewelry, furs, clothes, pocketbooks or Scripture.
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I told them the book was untrue and showed them the reasons why. They did not or would not accept it because they chose to believe how they felt instead...

Oh. So you mean they were doing exactly what you were doing.
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