The story is told of Dean Stanley, who offered to take two soldiers around Westminster Abbey, seeing they had come too late for the official guide to conduct them through the historic shrine.
Dean Stanley explained all he knew about the noble people whose names were inscribed on the walls & tablets & in brass letters on the floor.
As the soldiers were about to pass out of the gates, the saintly Dean said, "Now, lads, you may never do anything great enough for your country to keep your names in remembrance carved here in Westminster, but I can tell you of a greater honor than that of having your name in this old Abbey, that is, of having it written in the Lamb's Book of Life."
Rev 20:15 (ISV): “Anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
“It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world.” - George Whitefield.