The Book of Life


“The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before My Father and His angels.” Revelation 3:5

While I was in a coma in October 2009, I saw the Book of Life.

I felt as though I was floating in the atmosphere. Though I could not see the earth, I knew that I had left it! I saw very bright stars. As I looked about, I noticed the faint outline of the Book of Life. Somehow I knew what it was, straight away. It was enormous; it seemed to be six miles high and about one mile wide.

As I stared at it, the bottom right hand corner curled up and, in slow motion, a page turned. I could not see the hand that turned it. The page turned so slowly, it seemed to take forever. I even felt a breeze from its slight motion before it came to a rest. As I looked at each new page that was revealed, I could see tiny lights … millions of small lights. Each light represented a soul who was recorded in the Book of Life. As I studied the pages, I felt I was being introduced to everyone written there … the whole company of heaven!

Now here’s the astounding thing about this … through as sense of divine revelation, I felt that I knew each light! The lights were representative of the names, images, the works, the beings, and the souls of every person written in the Book.

Slowly another page turned; then another and another … millions more lights! As I eyed each of those lights, I somehow knew them to be individuals. I watched page after page … until, after a very long time, they stopped turning.

It was then that the edge of the final page, somehow quietly blended into the night sky. I had seen the Book of Life and all who are recorded in it! It was overwhelming.

Now, whenever I look up at a clear night sky, I get this strange feeling … like I know something. I was given a sneak peak, but I have to say it was a fearful and awesome feeling.

In October 2009, very near my own death; I was getting to know my future neighbors in heaven!

Rest in peace dear souls, until we meet again on “that” day…

Fr. Nigel Mumford+


About Fr. Nigel

Fr. Mumford is a husband, priest, author (four books) and public speaker with a focus on the healing ministry of Jesus. He is a former Royal Marine Commando Drill Instructor. He was called to this ministry in 1990 and was ordained 2005. He is the president of By His Wounds Inc. A not for profit ministry helping war zone veterans heal with The Welcome Home Initiative. For more info please go to
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2 Responses to The Book of Life

  1. Linda Hoover says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I have often wondered what glimpses you may have seen during your illness.

  2. Linda, there are more stories about what happened when I was in a coma in my book, “After the Trauma, The Battle Begins, Post TraumaHealing.” or God bless you Linda.

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