The Spirit emerges from the most fervent quest of all mankind, with the
briefest answer and the most profound discovery: who made us and what
The Spirit contains a mixture of history, fiction and allegory. It begins
before anything is begun. Then the Universe, followed by the Earth, is willed
into being billions of years ago with life on Earth as we know it. Homo sapiens
were willed to inhabit the earth only a mere 150,000 years ago. The Spirit
comes to an end after the wee history of the Earth is suddenly, fictitiously
and allegorically launched into space, into hell and eventually into paradise.
Illustrations by The Right Reverend Robert W. Estill.
Dr. George Edwards was born in 1928 and grew up in Rocky Mount,
North Carolina. He graduated from McCallie School for Boys in Chattanooga,
Tennessee, graduated from Davidson College with a BA degree
in Business in 1950 and joined his family’s wholesale grocery business in
Rocky Mount until 1952 when he left the business for a premed year at
the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He received his MD
degree in 1957 at UNC. He was trained in orthopaedic surgery at North
Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill and entered the private practice
of orthopaedic surgery in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1962, retiring
July 1, 1998. He married Katherine Banks from Chattanooga in 1949.
They have four children, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He began writing as a hobby in 2000. The Spirit is his second book.