Richard Sigmund (1941-2010) was born in Des Moines, Iowa.
His grandfather was praying as Richard was being born, and the Lord
told him, "Through him, I will answer prayer." Whose prayer? The
prayer of his great-grandfather, who was a Spirit-filled, Jewish,
circuit-riding preacher during the Civil War. The Lord first
appeared to Richard when he was four years old. As a child, he
started preaching in a country Methodist church in Iowa. His
grandfather knew healing evangelist Jack Coe Sr., and Rev. Coe
brought Richard to Omaha in 1949 to preach. While the boy who
became known as "Little Richard" preached, the anointing came upon
him, and he saw angels.
When he was about nine years old, he presented the gospel before the meetings of world-renowned evangelist and miracle worker A. A. Allen. Richard was with Allen for about ten years; tutors enabled him to maintain his schoolwork while he was on the road. Also during that time, Richard was with evangelist Lee Girard and presented his testimony during William Branham meetings.
In his early twenties, Richard had a fruitful ministry for a time in Phoenix, Arizona, and then held tent meetings with considerable success among the Navajo in northern Arizona and in other revival meetings around the country. In 1974, while he was ministering at a small church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, he was declared dead for eight hours after a traffic accident, during which he had his experiences of heaven and hell.
Over the years, Richard preached the gospel through television programs, radio broadcasts, and speaking engagements. He was in meetings with Kathryn Kuhlman and Oral Roberts, and he was interviewed by Pat Robertson. Richard ministered in England, Scotland, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, and many other countries. In South Africa, he followed David Nunn and Morris Cerullo in a special series of meetings. It was Rex Humbard who encouraged him to tell his story about heaven.
Dr. Richard Sigmund has one of the most miraculous ministries I've
ever seen. So miraculous, in fact, that some of the miracles have
truly staggered the imagination and challenged the faith of many
because they were so astounding. The testimony of his death
experience and going to heaven is the best I have ever heard. I
know that Dr. Sigmund's primary concern is to help the suffering to
receive healing from the living Christ.
--L. D. Kramer, D.D., D.Min., Pioneer television evangelist Senior Pastor, Rejoice Christian Center,
Everyone should read this captivating story of Richard Sigmund's journey through the remarkable eternal home God has prepared for us. It is so detailed that you feel like you are right there with him. My Time in Heaven will enlighten your life and open your understanding to the glorious things of the living God. I highly recommend this book!
--Dr. Mary K. Baxter, Author, A Divine Revelation of Hell and A Divine Revelation of Heaven
For over thirty years, I have interviewed people who have visited heaven. Richard Sigmund has the most thorough and detailed description I have ever heard. He answers the most mysteries about heaven of anyone I have ever interviewed. While Richard Sigmund was in heaven, he was told about my ministry and my future and that he would meet me. Two years ago, we became good friends! The prophetic time clock
is one second before midnight, and this book will help us to be more heavenly-minded. A must-read!
--Sid Roth, Host, It's Supernatural! television program
I have been collecting books on heaven for over twenty-five years. I was excited and anticipating my first meeting with Richard Sigmund. We met and I was touched by his ministry. As we talked about his heaven experience, I could feel the anointing on the testimony of his time there. This book is easy to read and understand. Children love it. Adults recognize the anointing on it as they read. I have a friend who bought several hundred copies and gave them to the people who attended the funeral of his best friend's mother. What a comfort! I highly recommend this book. It is biblical and informative. Serving Jesus is the ultimate in life. Heaven is REAL!
--Paul Hegstrom, Ph.D., Founder, Life Skills International, Author, Angry Menand the Women Who Love Them and Broken Children, Grown-Up Pain
Prepare yourself to see, through the words of his book, a panoramic view of the afterlife; and, at the same time, see intimate details of what life is like for the Christian when one steps over the threshold of death into the world beyond the veil of this planet. There is another world that is beautiful to behold, fascinating to the human mind, and indescribably peaceful. It is a land "beyond the sunset," where Jesus has made preparation for us to live eternally in the abundance of His love and His grace. After you have read this book from beginning to end, read it again and again. Keep it as a valuable resource in your personal library. Acquire extra copies for your family and your friends. Always have My Time in Heaven close at hand. We are told that one of the basic fears of many people is the fear of death. My Time in Heaven is a special book, with a special message, revealed under special circumstances to a man called by God to be a modern-day prophet. I love the message of My Time in Heaven.
--Dr. Paul C. Collins, M.Div., Th.D., Founder, Acts Ministry
This book has a powerful anointing on it! I felt like I was walking through heaven and experiencing it myself. It makes my soul yearn to behold this beautiful home Jesus has prepared for me.
This book has completely changed my life. We all have questions about what heaven will be like. And to have a firsthand, eyewitness account is incredibly powerful. I feel as though I am on fire with the need to spread the Word of God to everyone I know. I have been afraid of offending people by speaking to them about Jesus Christ. I know and love Jesus and recognize all the miracles and works happening
in my life. I share these with the people I know when the opportunity arises. But now I feel the need to share with them what I've read in your book. I say to them, "I've just finished reading the most incredible book." Then, the conversations begin! Praise God! Thank you for writing such a wonderful book. And thank God and His Son Jesus Christ for taking you to heaven, showing you around, and allowing you to come back and share it with the rest of us!
When Richard Sigmund was killed in a bad car wreck, he was dead eight hours. God took him to heaven. He sat at the Throne of God. He talked to Jesus. He saw the apostles and talked with them. He has the most extensive description of heaven of all. Richard makes God as close as the air you breathe! Having ministered throughout the world with him many times, I know that his love for others causes him to pray for the sick until the last person has been touched by God. Heaven comes down, and God is glorified.
--Dr. Loretta Blasingame, Founder, Loretta Blasingame Ministries, Author, Is Anybody Up There?