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The seeker king : a spiritual biography of Elvis Presley

Author: Gary Tillery
Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois : Quest Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First Quest editionView all editions and formats
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A woman in the audience once handed Elvis a crown saying, "You're the King." "No, honey," Elvis replied. "There is only one king ⁰́₄ Jesus Christ. I'm just a singer." Gary Tillery presents a coherent view of Elvis's thoughts through such anecdotes and other recorded facts. We learn, for instance, that Elvis read thousands of books on religion; that his crisis over making bimbo movies like Girl Happy led him to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tillery, Gary.
Seeker king.
(DLC) 2013007596
(OCoLC)829446100
Named Person: Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Tillery
ISBN: 9780835621229 0835621227 9780835630863 0835630862 1322376301 9781322376301
OCLC Number: 868956543
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents: The Seeker King: A SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF ELVIS PRESLEY; Half Title Page; Other Quest Books by Gary Tillery; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Author's Note; Prologue; Part One: MYSTERY TRAIN; Chapter 1:Tupelo; Chapter 2:Memphis; Chapter 3:Sun; Part Two: FLAMING STAR; Chapter 4:Phenomenon; Chapter 5:Patriot; Chapter 6:Star; Part Three: MANY MANSIONS; Chapter 7:Awakening; Chapter 8:Revelation; Chapter 9:Mission; Part Four: RESTLESS EXILE; Chapter 10:Comeback; Chapter 11:Showman; Chapter 12:Agent; Part Five: LONELY STREET; Chapter 13:Breakup; Chapter 14: Descent; Chapter 15:Divorce. Chapter 16:ReckoningEpilogue: Saint Elvis; Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Gary Tillery.

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A woman in the audience once handed Elvis a crown saying, "You're the King." "No, honey," Elvis replied. "There is only one king ⁰́₄ Jesus Christ. I'm just a singer." Gary Tillery presents a coherent view of Elvis's thoughts through such anecdotes and other recorded facts. We learn, for instance, that Elvis read thousands of books on religion; that his crisis over making bimbo movies like Girl Happy led him to writers such as Gurdjieff, Krishnamurti, and Helena Blavatsky; and that, while driving in Arizona, an epiphany he had inspired him to learn Hindu practice. Elvis came to believe that the Christ shines in everyone and that God wanted him to use his light to uplift people. And so he did. Elvis's excesses were as legendary as his generosity, yet, despite his lethal reliance on drugs, he remained ever spiritually curious. When he died, he was reading A Scientific Search for the Face of Jesus. This intimate, objective portrait inspires new admiration for the flawed but exceptional man who said, "All I want is to know and experience God. I'm a searcher, that's what I'm all about."

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