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ELVIS in RELIGION: Further Investigation

Books on Elvis and Religion

It is written a substantial amount of books on the subject “Elvis and religion”. Even Elvis read a considerable number of books on religion, and he usually brought with him a huge selection of books while going on tour and on vacation. Among his favorites in the genre we can mention; The Impersonal Life by Joseph Benner, Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, In Search of the Miraculous by P. D. Ouspensky, The Stranger by Albert Camus, Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, Freedom from the Known by J. Krishnamurti, The Infinite Way by Joel S. Goldsmith, Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East by Baird T. Spalding, and Tao Te Ching av Lao Tzu. Several of these books was given or recommended to Elvis by Larry Geller.


Below I have listed some books written on the topic. I have probably omitted several books that should have been on the list, but I firmly believe that the books included forms an essential basis in your library of publications about Elvis and religion. I will once again emphasize that I do not necessarily agree with the content in these books. I wouldn’t even rank all of them as well written (founded on literary qualities). That said… the list includes a variety of books that will offer you the broader picture on the subject.

  • God's works through Elvis by Marvin R Long (1979)
  • Even Elvis by Mary Ann Thornton (Mar, 1981)
  • If I Can Dream: Elvis' Own Story by Larry Geller (Joel Spector and Patricia Romanowski) (Mar, 1989)
  • Elvis People: The Cult of the King by Ted Harrison (Oct, 1993)
  • Elvis: The Messiah? by Jack D. Mallay and Warren Vaughn (Jun, 1993)
  • In Search Of Elvis: Music, Race, Art, Religion by Vernon Chadwick (Jan 10, 1997)
  • The Gospel of Elvis: The Testament and Apocrypha of the Greater Themes of the King by Louie Ludwig (Jan 21, 1997)
  • Elvis' Search for God by Jess Stearn (Nov, 1998)
  • The Elvis-Jesus Mystery: The Shocking Scriptural and Scientific Evidence That EP Could Be the Messiah... by Cinda Godfrey (Nov 30, 1999)
  • The Tao of Elvis by David Rosen (Jun 6, 2002)
  • Elvis Religion: The Cult of the King by Gregory L. Reece (Jul 25, 2006)
  • Leaves of Elvis' Garden by Larry Geller (2007)
  • The Gospel Side of Elvis by Joe Moscheo (Aug 13, 2007)
  • From The Holy Land to Graceland: Sacred People, Places and Things in Our Lives by Gary Vikan (Feb 15, 2013)
  • The Seeker King: A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley by Gary Tillery (Oct 1, 2013)
  • On Presleyterianism: A Book for All Who Believe in the King by Jacob Oliver (Kindle Edition) (Feb 16, 2014)

Author; Admin ELVIS the ICON / Sources; Larry Geller - “Leaves of Elvis' Garden: The Song of His Soul” (2007), Bodhi Tree – “Elvis Presley: Books He Read” (http://www.bodhitree.com/booklists/elvis.presley.html)

Recommended links for further studies

The topic “Elvis and Religion” is obviously still hot, and there are several good articles and relevant websites to find on the Internet. Below we have collected links to some recommendable and relevant websites, articles and movie clips.


You will find links to the classic documentaries “Elvis & The Presleytarians”, “Elvis: He Touched Their Lives” and “The Cult That is Elvis”. Beware… with “classic” I don’t mean “good”… all these documentaries are quite bad in every possible way. The producers of these documentaries had certainly a clear agenda; to get the world to believe that Elvis fans were stark raving mad. What I mean by "classic" in this context is; the films are important, and they brought to the non-fans a better perception of the kind of impact Elvis had (and still has) on his followers. I recommend these films for what they are; a document on the fan culture around Elvis (though a somewhat distorted truth).

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Elvis Presley — Enemy of God! (Religious criticism of Elvis)

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God Hates Elvis (Religious criticism of Elvis)

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Elvis the Antichrist

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G. L. Reece discusses his book "Elvis Religion: The Cult of the King"

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Elvis & The Presleytarians (Part 1 of 4)

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Elvis & The Presleytarians (Part 2 of 4)

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Elvis & The Presleytarians (Part 3 of 4)

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Elvis & The Presleytarians (Part 4 of 4)

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Elvis: He Touched Their Lives (Part 1 of 2)

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Elvis: He Touched Their Lives (Part 2 of 2)

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The Cult That Is Elvis

 

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Good Fight Theater (Religious criticism of Elvis)

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