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Sims 4: All you need to know about The Book of Life

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Did you know that Sims who completed the Bestselling Author aspiration can write a special book that can resurrect dead Sims? That book is called The Book of Life. Let’s explore what it does, how you can write one and how to use it to bring a dead Sim back to life.

What does The Book of Life do in Sims 4?

The Book of Life captures the life of a Sim within its pages. The author can use it to bring a dead Sim back to life. The ghost of the dead Sim needs to read the book to trigger the resurrection process. You can also use The Book of Life on a Sim that is still alive to completely fill all their need bars and remove negative emotions.

How do you create a Book of Life in Sims 4?

To be able to write The Book of Life, your Sim needs to have the Bestselling Author aspiration. The option to write The Book of Life shows up only after completing this aspiration. At this point, your Sim will unlock the Poetic Reward Trait that allows them to capture life itself in a book.

You can then capture the epic saga of another Sim. Each book can only be used on one Sim. The good news is that a Sim who completed the Bestselling Author aspiration can write as many Books of Life as they want. Be sure to write multiple Books of Life as only one can be used per Sim.

  • Step 1: Complete the Bestselling Author aspiration.
  • Step 2: Click on the computer and select The Book of Life.
  • Step 3: Write the book and capture the epic saga of a Sim to bind the book to that Sim.
  • Step 4: Store the book in your inventory.

How to use The Book of Life to bring a Sim back to life

After writing The Book of Life, you can store it in your inventory. You can then use it to resurrect the Sim whose life you captured in the book.

  1. Go to your inventory, select The Book of Life and summon the ghost of Sim you want to resurrect.
  2. Build up your relationship with the ghost.
  3. Max out your  friendship and invite them to join your household.
  4. Bring out The Book of Life and have the ghost read it.
  5. After reading the book, they’ll return to their previous form.

With The Book of Life, you can summon a dead Sim’s ghost at any time without waiting for them to randomly appear on your lot.

How do you get a ghost to read The Book of Life?

Only a playable ghost can read The Book of Life. After the ghost has moved into your household, take the Book from the inventory and place it on a table or shelf. Then click on your ghost, and select the interaction that lets them read the Book. The ghost will then start reading the Book, which will trigger the resurrection process.

The Book of Life will automatically disappeared after the Sim has come back to life.

Conclusion

Sims who completed the Bestselling Author aspiration can write The Book of Life. They can use the book to resurrect dead Sims. Ghosts need to read the Book in order to come back to life. Only a playable ghost can read The Book of Life. That’s why you need to first invite the ghost to move into your household and then have them read The Book of Life.

How often do you use The Book of Life to resurrect dead Sims? Let us know in the comments below.

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