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Faith Of Elvis$19.99Add to cart
Behind the glamour and the crowds. Beyond the movies and the records.
Apart from all who knew him, wanted to know him, or just wanted to be near him.
Billy Stanley knew Elvis Presley as a brother–and as a man of deep faith.
From the day Billy Stanley arrived at Graceland and received a bear hug from the King of Rock and Roll to the last conversation they ever had, one thing stayed the same: Elvis’s passion for sharing God’s love with as many people he could.
In The Faith of Elvis, Billy illuminates Elvis’s Christian journey–from the notes Elvis made in his beloved Bible to his struggles with sin as his fame increased to his remarkable generosity toward fans and movie stars alike.
Through this first-hand account, you will find:
*touching family stories of the Elvis that pop culture doesn’t know;
*a keen look into how Elvis intricately wove his faith into every part of his life;
*insights into the ups-and-downs the four brothers experienced while at home and on the road together; and
*examples of Elvis’s profound influence on others–from those closest to him to his cherished fans and, ultimately, the world at large.
Here you will find your own faith strengthened and your heart turned more toward heaven–or as Elvis would say, toward the only true King.
Includes a photo insert and discussion and reflection questions for group or individual use.
Faith Of Elvis$28.99Add to cart
Billy Stanley, Elvis Presley’s stepbrother, shares the untold story of the iconic singer’s Christian faith–its deep influence on his music, films, relationships, commitment to his family and fans, and his love for the Gospel.
When seven-year-old Billy Stanley and his two younger brothers moved to Graceland in 1960, Elvis eagerly welcomed them, embracing his new roles as big brother, spiritual mentor, protector, and playmate. On their first night together, Elvis introduced his brothers to bedtime prayers as he thanked God for his new siblings. Soon after, he began to read the Bible with them, and he continued both practices for the next seventeen years.
During Billy and his brothers’ teenage years, Elvis shared his experiences of filming movies (including stories about the leading ladies who acted beside him), offered dating advice, and even doled out gentle discipline after two of the brothers once used a blue light to pull over cars in hopes of picking up women. Billy was particularly drawn to the times he bonded with his big brother through car racing, the wind on their faces as they sped through God’s creation in Elvis’ Ferrari, Pantera, or pink Cadillac.
Billy joined Elvis on tour for several years, helping as part of his road crew, bringing Elvis’s Bible along, and witnessing his growing number of adoring fans. Elvis loved his fans in return, which is why he was drawn to Gospel music–it allowed him to share God’s abundant love.
In The Faith of Elvis, Billy gives his first-hand accounts of Elvis’s life and abiding belief in Jesus and heaven, which has been kept from public view until now. Though the King of Rock and Roll struggled with addiction and with his notorious playboy image, Billy reveals that the true Elvis was deeply committed to ensuring his family and his fans knew the true King, Jesus Christ