She must find a way to rebuild her life and choose whether or not to serve the people she’s grown to love—a choice that will shake the simple faith of her childhood and ignite her passion for a wounded man. “This is a story about the ...
Author: Deborah Hining
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year Bronze Medal Award in Religion Grieving her mother’s death and yearning to see more of the world beyond her mountain home, Sally Beth sets out on a journey that leads her across the American Southwest and ultimately to a remote mission station in Tanzania, where she finds a new kind of freedom in the African plains and the people who dwell there. But when war comes to the mission gates, its horrors shatter her world. She must find a way to rebuild her life and choose whether or not to serve the people she’s grown to love—a choice that will shake the simple faith of her childhood and ignite her passion for a wounded man. “This is a story about the growth of mature and radical faith.”- Zan, Goodreads “A Saint in Graceland is a novel of depth and beauty.” – Elizabeth Hein, author of How to Climb the Eiffel Tower.
To be a saint is to have not only icons but also vitae, which in Latin means “life
and deeds.” In a sense, it is the saint's biography, but a vita is very different from
the typical sorts of biographies that are sold in a bookstore, including Guralnick's
Author: Gary Vikan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Business & Economics
In his fascinating book, Vikan shows us that, Graceland is a locus sanctus —a holy place— and Elvis is its resident saint, while the hordes of fans that crowd Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis are modern-day pilgrims, connected in spirit and practice to their early Christian counterparts, sharing a fascination for icons and iconography, relics, souvenirs, votives, and even a belief in miracles.
The man was a saint.” He read from his bible again. “The righteous perish, and
no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one
understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.” “Would
you like me ...
Author: Stephen G. Yanoff
The mysterious death of a colleague leads Adam Gold, a claims investigator, to the discovery of a treasure trove of never-before-heard songs by the world's most popular recording artist. The King of Rock n' Roll himself -- Elvis Presley. Gold will soon learn that there are many people who are willing to die -- or kill -- to get their hands on the tapes. The list will include religious fanatics, crooked cops, the mafia, and even his own employers.
“They're Catholics, so they get a saint's name.” “They're all Catholics?” “Back in
1900, Sir Charles Brooke, the last rajah of Sarawak gave a group of Chinese
mainlanders a piece of real estate and guaranteed them religious freedom.
Author: Wayne Zurl
A collection of six crime novelettes that take you on a trip through the more off-beat regions of law enforcement. Follow Prospect, Tennessee's Police Chief Sam Jenkins as he meets Gypsy conmen and a beautiful fortune teller in GYPSIES, TRAMPS & THIEVES, a gun show hustler and his right-wing militia cronies in HEAVEN'S GATE and a collection of pool hustlers competing for enough prize money they'd kill for in ALVIS IS IN THE BUILDING. A Chinese restaurant owner loses a little finger and feels the grip of vicious thugs from a Malaysian triad in THE SWAN TATTOO. The murder of an Elvis impersonator for a few bits of gold takes you on board GRACELAND ON WHEELS, and in NOTHING FITZ, an unlikely coalition of crooks on a National Guard air base are responsible for a brutal murder.
“You're a saint.” This man is the Wild Acres, Alabama, answer to Leary Dupree,
that much is obvious, and experience has taught me that men who promise the
least usually deliver the most, so the more Eddie predicts trouble the more I'm ...
Author: Kim Wright
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Recipient of the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction Lauded for her “astute and engrossing” (People) writing style imbued with “originality galore” (RT Book Reviews), Kim Wright channels the best of Jennifer Weiner and Sarah Pekkanen in this delightful novel of self-discovery on the open road as one woman sets out for Graceland hoping to answer the question: Is Elvis Presley her father? Blues musician Cory Ainsworth is barely scraping by after her mother’s death when she discovers a priceless piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia hidden away in a shed out back of the family’s coastal South Carolina home: Elvis Presley’s Stutz Blackhawk, its interior a time capsule of the singer’s last day on earth. A backup singer for the King, Cory’s mother Honey was at Graceland the day Elvis died. She quickly returned home to Beaufort and married her high school sweetheart. Yearning to uncover the secrets of her mother’s past—and possibly her own identity—Cory decides to drive the car back to Memphis and turn it over to Elvis’s estate, retracing the exact route her mother took thirty-seven years earlier. As she winds her way through the sprawling deep south with its quaint towns and long stretches of open road, the burning question in Cory’s mind—who is my father?—takes a backseat to the truth she learns about her complicated mother, the minister's daughter who spent a lifetime struggling to conceal the consequences of a single year of rebellion.
Saint. and. Savior. Erika Doss August 16, 2002, marked the 25th anniversary of
Elvis Presley's death. Despite pouring rain, some 40,000 Elvis fans gathered at Graceland, Presley's home and grave site in Memphis, Tennessee, and paid their
Author: James F Hopgood
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Category: Social Science
A multidisciplinary study of the commonalities between heroes, icons, saints, and their institutions, across several cultures.
Graceland University's graduate level offerings increased this fall through the
offering of a master of arts in religion ... B.A. in religion from Graceland; an M.A. in
Hebrew from Brigham Young University-Provo; an M.Div. from Saint Paul School
Schumann , Grieg , Liszt , Saint Saens . ( Each pupil is not required to finish
everything in each course , but to finish a reasonable amount from these lists . )
BAND AND ORCHESTRA This course offers private and ensemble instruction
Graceland is sadly in need of support to-day. While some of the Saints ... The
only remedy seems to be to call upon the Saints for greater financial help, or else
we must find those within the church who are willing to enter into Graceland upon
GRACELAND AS Locus SANCTUS 5 a saint was ( and is ) understood to be
much more than mere tangible evidence of the historical reality of that individual ;
it is a sacred point of intersection between the physical and the metaphysical ...
Author: Gary Vikan
In these studies Gary Vikan has opened new perspectives on the daily life and material culture of Late Antiquity - more specifically, on icons and relics, and on objects revealing of the world of pilgrimage, the early cult of saints, and marriage. He contextualizes these familiar categories of object in the patterns of belief and ritual extracted from contemporary texts and the objects themselves, in order to understand their meaning within the everyday lives of those by whom and for whom they were made. The studies give a nuanced delineation of the inherently ambiguous boundary between conventional religion and magic, noting repeatedly those instances wherein the two are invoked in the same breath (and by way of the same art object), toward the same end. From this historically constructed matrix of art, belief, and ritual, the author derives an anthropologically defined paradigm of charisma and pilgrimage (applied in one essay, as an intriguing parallel, to deconstructing the world of a contemporary secular "saint," Elvis Presley).
... start an " Elvis Presley Church ” and as recently as 1995 , a Saint Louis group (
The Congregation for Causes of Saints ) ... Religious terms like “ pilgrimage ” and
“ shrine ” are not part of the average Graceland visitor's vocabulary , and many ...
Ethnic burial grounds, such as Saint Boniface, Saint Adalbert, Jewish Waldheim, Graceland, Oakwoods, Mount Carmel, Mount Olivet, Saint Casimir's Lithuanian
Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Bohemian National Cemetery, and dozens of.
Author: Colin Fisher
Publisher: UNC Press Books
In early twentieth-century America, affluent city-dwellers made a habit of venturing out of doors and vacationing in resorts and national parks. Yet the rich and the privileged were not the only ones who sought respite in nature. In this pathbreaking book, historian Colin Fisher demonstrates that working-class white immigrants and African Americans in rapidly industrializing Chicago also fled the urban environment during their scarce leisure time. If they had the means, they traveled to wilderness parks just past the city limits as well as to rural resorts in Wisconsin and Michigan. But lacking time and money, they most often sought out nature within the city itself--at urban parks and commercial groves, along the Lake Michigan shore, even in vacant lots. Chicagoans enjoyed a variety of outdoor recreational activities in these green spaces, and they used them to forge ethnic and working-class community. While narrating a crucial era in the history of Chicago's urban development, Fisher makes important interventions in debates about working-class leisure, the history of urban parks, environmental justice, the African American experience, immigration history, and the cultural history of nature.
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Author: Caroline Mickelson
Publisher: Bon Accord Press
When Santa offers efficiency expert Holly Jamison a job at the North Pole, she’s delighted to accept. It’s not that she loves the Christmas holidays. Far from it. Everywhere she looks, from the piles of presents to the thousands of cheery elves hard at work, Holly sees ways to improve the whole operation. Even Nick Claus, Santa's charming son, fails to draw Holly into the holiday spirit. Holly has to admit that Nick’s charismatic and handsome, but his fun-loving side doesn’t mask his lack of a work ethic. It’s only when Holly cancels Nick’s pet project, and jeopardizes Christmas for thousands of children, that she realizes that the man she discounts as a total slacker might be the only one who can teach her about the joy of Christmas.
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Simultaneously a shrine and a shopping mall, Graceland's multi-acre complex is
no different than other pilgrimage sites: ... at the Shrine of Saint Jude in Chicago,
where the lighting of candles marks the beginning and the end of each pilgrim's ...
Author: Stewart M. Hoover
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Increasingly, the religious practices people engage in and the ways they talk about what is meaningful or sacred take place in the context of media culture—in the realm of the so-called secular. Focusing on this intersection of the sacred and the secular, this volume gathers together the work of media experts, religious historians, sociologists of religion, and authorities on American studies and art history. Topics range from Islam on the Internet to the quasi-religious practices of Elvis fans, from the uses of popular culture by the Salvation Army in its early years to the uses of interactive media technologies at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Beit Hashoah Museum of Tolerance. The issues that the essays address include the public/private divide, the distinctions between the sacred and profane, and how to distinguish between the practices that may be termed "religious" and those that may not.
An Elvis chapel has been constructed on land adjoining Graceland, and couples
can get married there in themed weddings. In Las Vegas, where Presley
performed for many years, there are a number of wedding chapels where one
can be ...
Author: Rupert Till
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
At a time when fundamentalism is on the rise, traditional religions are in decline and postmodernity has challenged any system that claims to be all-defining, young people have left their traditional places of worship and set up their own, in clubs, at festivals and within music culture. Pop Cults investigates the ways in which popular music and its surrounding culture have become a primary site for the location of meaning, belief and identity. It provides an introduction to the history of the interactions of vernacular music and religion, and the role of music in religious culture. Rupert Till explores the cults of heavy metal, pop stars, club culture and virtual popular music worlds, investigating the sex, drug, local and death cults of the sacred popular, and their relationships with traditional religions. He concludes by discussing how and why popular music cultures have taken on many of the roles of traditional religions in contemporary society.
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