The Bible That Has a Terse Tale to Tell

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The Bible That Has a Terse Tale to Tell

Post  fennywest on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 9:53 pm

The Bible that has a tale to tell
Belonged to Elvis, the King of Rock
Fell on his lap as a Christmas gift
Was one of his treasured possession

Presley enjoyed it and marked it well
Notably: ‘What shall it profit a man
To gain the whole world and lose his soul.’
He is long gone but his Bible is still speaking.

Sold in an auction for £59000.00
The collector is confident of its value
And the fact that it will continue to speak
To you and I, his fans and to posterity.

‘A man’s life does not consist of the abundance he owns.’
Lay not for yourself treasure on earth but in heaven
For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.
Seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness

A bible used by Elvis Presley has been sold at auction for £59,000.
The holy book, given to Presley on his first Christmas in Graceland in 1957, was expected to raise around £25,000, but went for more than double the price.
The entire Elvis collection, owned by a single British collector, sold for just over £100,000 at the sale at Omega Auctions in Stockport, Cheshire.
The bible was used by Presley throughout his life until his death on August 16 1977. It contains his handwritten notes, thoughts, annotations and underlining throughout. Poignantly, one of the many lines emphasised by the troubled entertainer states: "What is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world and lose himself or be cast away."
Karen Fairweather, sales room manager at Omega Auctions, said: "It was a really exciting atmosphere in the room, we had 300 people and there was bidding online and on the telephone across the world. You could hear a pin drop when it sold for that price.
"There were three rival bidders on the phone and once it got over £20,000 each bid was taking a while, because they each had a price in mind for the bible and they were thinking about it. There was a round of applause when the hammer went down. It was incredible."
The winning telephone bidder, who did not want to be identified, was an American man based in the UK.

1.He was a mega worldly entertainer.
2.He was very popular and still is.
3.He was incredibly talented.
4.He was filthy rich.
5.He was very handsome.
6.He is being worshipped.
7.He is making money now even from his grave.

The question that begs an answer is:
Did he live for God? or Did he gain the whole world and lose his soul?

©Fenny West2012
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