Elvis And The Apocalypse

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An unemployed man receives a strange package of ancient manuscript fragments. Could these be the final insights for a spiritual transformation in human consciousness? The man sets out to find the answer. Driving south, he wanders into a mysterious diner on the outskirts of Memphis. There he meets Marie Ishmael, an aging waitress and fountain of Elvis trivia, who claims to have the final revelations about the meaning and life of Elvis Presley and the destiny of the universe. Marie uses dozens of biblical passages ...
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Overview

An unemployed man receives a strange package of ancient manuscript fragments. Could these be the final insights for a spiritual transformation in human consciousness? The man sets out to find the answer. Driving south, he wanders into a mysterious diner on the outskirts of Memphis. There he meets Marie Ishmael, an aging waitress and fountain of Elvis trivia, who claims to have the final revelations about the meaning and life of Elvis Presley and the destiny of the universe. Marie uses dozens of biblical passages to prove her claim that Elvis will return! From Genesis to Revelations she cites chapter and verse to interpret Elvis. Marie shows how the tenth plague in Exodus predicted the death of the first born of Rock and Roll: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper. She uses Revelations to match the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to the early heroes of Rock and Roll. The White Horseman is Elvis in his jumpsuits, the Black Horseman is Johnny Cash (who only wears black), the Green Horseman is Buddy Holly, and the Red Horseman is Chuck Berry. As Marie interprets the life of Elvis from womb to tomb she drops in details of her own life, including her ex-husbands: Bubba—a hockey player voted in high school as "Most Likely to Lose Teeth in an Altercation" and Dominick—a man so bizarre he received hate mail from Mother Teresa. Elvis and the Apocalypse is a satire lampooning Armageddon predications, New Age hopes, and Elvis fanaticism.

Author Biography: Steve Werner lives in South St. Louis. He teaches religion and mythology as an adjunct professor. All his life he has used humor to make sense of the world around him. Steve writes plays, poetry, novels; and ponders the meaning of life, death, existence, and Elvis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738852560
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Genesis the Beginning 11
Chapter 2 Elvis the Wandering Mississippian 23
Chapter 3 Elvis a Prophet in the Promised Land 34
Chapter 4 Elvis the Conquest of Canaan 43
Chapter 5 Elvis on Mount Zion 52
Chapter 6 Elvis Enslaved in Egypt 59
Chapter 7 Elvis the King 74
Chapter 8 Elvis the Bablyonian Captivity 84
Chapter 9 Elvis the Acts of Elvis 90
Chapter 10 Elvis a Wedding Outside of Cana 111
Chapter 11 Elvis the Sons of Eli 124
Chapter 12 Elvis and the Apocalypse 135
Chapter 13 Elvis the Suffering one 145
Chapter 14 Elvis the Messianic Life 153
Chapter 15 Elvis Light to All Nations 163
Chapter 16 Elvis Death of the King 174
Chapter 17 Elvis Post Mortem Apologia Pro Vita Sua 186
Chapter 18 Elvis the Story Ends 199
Epilogue 203
Post Epilogue 215
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