Shelfari edited the description of 10 Great Souls I Want to Meet in Heaven Sunday, November 4, 2012.
Mormon's teaching to "lay hold upon every good thing" (Moroni 7:19) serves as an invitation to study truth from all cultures and all people. From great individuals of the past we gain valuable insights and cultural perspectives, and we are inspired by their triumphs over life's challenges. In this fascinating book, author S. Michael Wilcox profiles the lives of "his best friends in history"--ten people he wants to meet in the hereafter--individuals who have tutored his soul as well as his mind.The list includes St. Patrick, the slave who was not Irish; St. Francis of Assis, son of a wealthy Italian merchant who became a Catholic friar; Joan of Arc, a French peasant who became a national heroine; Mencius, a Chinese philosopher; Khadija and Aisha, wives of the prophet Mohammad; Siddartha, the Buddha; Charles Darwin, English scientist and naturalist; Sir Ernest Shackleton, Anglo-Irish explorer; George MacDonald, Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister; and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, prominent English poet.S. Michael Wilcox received his PhD from the University of Colorado and recently retired after thirty-seven years as an institute instructor for the Church Educational System. A popular speaker and award-winning author, his previous publications include House of Glory and Fire in the Bones.