31 pages, 9 photos, colour and black and white.
Published by Shalom Publishing.
Published on 1st August 2002
Elvis, you mean Elvis Presley, the Hillbilly Cat, the Memphis
Flash, the King of Rock and Roll, he prayed?
This may be the reaction of some to the title of this book, but
yes, I do mean Elvis Presley the King of Rock and Roll.
Elvis, "The King", many times said publicly that there is only
one King and that is Jesus Christ. He not only acknowledged the
Lord, but also worshipped him and prayed to Him, often. This book
briefly outlines Elvis' Christian upbringing and his lifelong
search for truth. It gives an insight into the simple prayers
of the young innocent boy, brought up in an Assemblies of God
Church in Tupelo, Mississippi, then throughout his life, to the
anguished prayers of an isolated, troubled 42 -year- old man.
Some prayers were very public, others were private, but remembered
well by those who prayed with him. Some of the gospel songs that
Elvis sang and the interesting stories behind them are considered.
This book can be enjoyed by everyone from the "hardcore" fan to
those who have only a passing knowledge. I believe it is a "good
read" which will be a revelation to many and I hope, a blessing
Madeleine Wilson, was interviewed on the "Memphis Today"
morning show on radio station News Radio 600 WREC during Elvis
Week in August 2002
Left to right: Ken Kincaid - "Memphis Today" morning show host,
Jessica Huntley - producer of "Memphis Today", Madeleine Wilson
- author of "Prayers of Elvis" and Craig Robbins - News Editor
Click to listen to a soundclip of the
here if you do not have Windows media player)
"As a Christian and as a member of Elvis' family, it is my honour
to endorse this wonderful book written by Madeleine Wilson, a
dear friend and sister in Christ. Madeleine has encompassed all
the values and teachings that Elvis and I were brought up on from
our grandmother Minnie and my dear mother, Nash, an ordained Assembly
of God minister." Donna Presley Early - A first
cousin of Elvis
"Elvis became a legend in his own life time. Adored by thousands
he reached into the lives of many. This book explores the strong
spiritual motivation that influenced Elvis throughout his life.
Well documented, this book will not only give fascinating insight
into Elvis's spiritual journey, but also challenge the reader
to re-examine their own pursuit of spiritual reality"
Dr. Tony Stone - Evangelist, former Chaplain to
the London Palladium and Chairman of Elvis Gospel Ministries
"This highly readable account brings new insights to an understanding
of Elvis Presley and his role in society and history."
Ted Harrison - Author of "Elvis People" and former
Religious Correspondent to the BBC
"Madeleine's book paints a very vivid image of Tupelo and Elvis'
childhood in this God-fearing society. This is a different kind
of Elvis book and is often thought provoking"
Anne E. Nixon - Elvis researcher and writer and
fan since 1956.
Prayers of Elvis is now out of print but copies can still be found on www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk and www.ebay.co.uk An extended new edition is currently in production. Watch this space!