Nearly five years after “The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven” hit best-seller lists, publisher Tyndale House announced Thursday that it’s pulling the book from shelves after Alex Malarkey recanted his claim. Malarkey said he visited heaven after spending two months in a coma following a car crash when he was six years old in 2004. Malarkey, now a teenager, wrote an open letter to Christian booksellers on the website Pulpit and Pen retracting the claims in the book. 

“I did not die,” he wrote. “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.”