Many fans around the nation will observe the 40th anniversary of the death of music icon Elvis Presley with concerts, look-a-like contests and peanut butter and banana sandwiches. The Museum of the Bible, however, is offering an online look at Presley’s personal Bible, complete with his handwritten notes in the margins, and underlined passages.
“Celebrities don’t get much bigger than Elvis Presley,” said Steven Bickley, vice president of marketing for the new 430,000-square foot museum, which opens in the nation’s capital in November.
“He is a prime example of the unparalleled influence of this book. His life may have taken a few twists and turns along the way, but it’s clear, as evidenced by his own handwritten notes, that the Bible had a profound impact on him,” Mr. Bickley said.
The “Rockin’ through the Psalms with the King” includes much evidence that the singer and film star took guidance from his King James version Bible.
Below Psalm 11:1, Elvis wrote, “In the Lord I place my trust and He will guide me.”