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The Seeker King: A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley Paperback – October 1, 2013
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"While chronicling the full arc of the life and career of Elvis Presley, Gary Tillery zeros in on Presley's constant search for inner peace and spiritual growth. The Seeker King probes beyond Elvis' meteoric rise, worldwide impact, and ultimate demise, casting light on many of the man's personal quests that played out behind the scenes This book will be treasured by Elvis fans everywhere." --Dave Zimmer, author of Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography
"Elvis Presley was an icon of sex, stardom, and rock and roll, but beneath the glitz and Las Vegas glamour brooded a sensitive soul, deeply troubled by life's mysteries. Gary Tillery's highly readable biography shows us another side of the King, as a seeker eager to grasp life's secret meanings, and to explore a whole range of spiritual paths. Elvis may have left the building, but as this book shows, his spirit carries on."
--Gary Lachman, former Blondie bassist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and popular religion writer
"As a big Elvis fan, I thought I had read everything there was to read about him. But this book explores new areas and goes further into old ones. It's a must for Elvis fans and is now definitely a new addition to my library."
--Fred Willard, actor
"This is one fantastic book. The spiritual search that Elvis took to the very
moment of his death is eye opening. His goodness is everywhere. He was generous
and kind to those he loved and those he didn't. He was sure in his love of God
and wanted to be closer to him. A wonderful and spiritual book for every fan and
--Mary Willard, playwright, "Elvis and Juliet"
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Readers new to Elvis' story will find this book to be the ideal introduction. Those who are more familiar with his life will enjoy the added dimension of new revelations about his spiritual and philosophical beliefs.
But to summarize, Elvis would have loved reading Watchman Nee's "The Spiritual Man" series and thankfully he realized just before his death that Jesus is what he was seeking for and because this world tries to mold us into it's image, we who believe do not fit into it's mold for we are formed into the likeness of God..through Jesus. Rest in peace E and we'll have a long time in heaven to talk about everything our kindred spirits were seeking but have now found.
He doesn't disappoint with this work on Elvis. Of course, not much new ground is broken with this book, it still shows a complicated and curious Elvis searching for meaning. It seems only natural that someone like Elvis, raised in a spiritual home, who remained levelheaded even after reaching the pinnacles of fame, would ask why he was the one to receive such acclaim and rewards.
My only complaint is that, unlike his book on Harrison, Tillery spends too much time dealing with the parts of Elvis's biography that we already know. I was hoping for a much more in-depth look at Elvis's reading and investigations into different philosophies and religions, which Tillery seems to not mention in passing. Despite that, this is still a terrific book and one that will intrigue Elvis fans and biography readers.
He read his Bible every day and seemed to put God first, which is what people are supposed to do instead of living selfishly. He was generous
and always tried to help others. No wonder he was loved by so many. I learned some new things about Elvis from this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is just reprints from other books !!! A waste of money and time!!! A complete joke!!! If I could give it no stars I would!!Published 10 months ago by Quiltlady-1958
I am a 55 year Elvis ''Dedicated Super Fan'', and I was quite disappointed with this book. Having read quite a few books on Elvis' search for Spiritual Enlightenment, I was hoping... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Leon'a Wilson - Mann
I have read excerpts from this book, and loved what I have read this is the next one on my list to read entire book. nice addition to my collection.Published 12 months ago by Carol A. Powers
Read many books but found this to be based on what others have written. Nothing new.Published 13 months ago by M. Burns
I found it to be a great read. It was nice to read something good about theElvisPublished 13 months ago by Lisa4172
There wasn't much here which hasn't been covered before, but it is well written.Published 21 months ago by Georgia Hollinger