The story begins in 1976, when Steven was a twenty-two-year-old soldier in the United States Navy. The military gave everyone a vaccine for the swine flu and Steven suffered an allergic reaction which turned out to be a lethal dose. His heart stopped, and he slipped into a coma for five weeks. While in the coma he went to Heaven, which was filled with vibrant colors and an overwhelming sense of love as he found himself face-to-face with Jesus. Musick describes that Christ looks young and radiated with a light. Jesus walked Musick through fields of flowing grass and reviewed his life since he was born—making known to Steven the intricacies of His plan for Steven’s life.
After returning from Heaven, Steven was surprisingly still disabled from the injection—and stayed that way for the next 10 years, until he went to a healing service at a local church. While at the service, people laid hands on Steven and he returned to the same place in Heaven he was at 10 years prior. This time Jesus said to him, “Things will now be different,” and immediately he woke up on the floor of the church and was completely healed from his disability.
Surprisingly, it wasn’t until after his healing that Steven finally told his wife about his trips to Heaven, and after 40 years since his first experience, he has now shared his story with the world in his book, Life After Heaven. According to Musick, “Heaven is a lot closer than we think. We can feel it and know it now!” As Steven has experienced, “Love is the language of heaven. Love that cares and moves to redeem and even reclaim pain and loss. Love that pulls others closer and walks together with them. Christ is God the Father wrapping His arms around the broken. On this earth, He does that through His people.”
Since the release of the book on March 7, 2017, readers have been shocked and encouraged by Musick’s story and Steven has been seen and heard in multiple media interviews, including Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural, which aired on Daystar and TBN to an audience of 29 million people in November 2017.