From presidents and popes to rappers and authors, the Book of Mormon has come into the hands of some incredible public figures, showing that nothing can stop God's word from going forth.
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Elvis didn't relish his title of King. As he said, “there is only one King,” and that was Jesus Christ (Brother Paul’s Mormon Bathroom Reader, Paul B. Skousen, 2005).
Deeply religious and a heavy reader of spiritual topics, Elvis showed considerable interest in the Church and read many books by Latter-day Saint authors.
Elvis received his first Book of Mormon through the gates at Graceland, his home in Memphis. A young LDS woman and ardent Elvis fan, Cricket Butler, handed him this precious book, which was returned to her after his death. This 1976 version of the Book of Mormon took quite the journey, passing through the hands of Alan Osmond before finally ending up at Church headquarters.
Inside this well-traveled Book of Mormon were a series of hand-written notations reportedly made by Elvis, including a personal line about his wife that states, “Priscilla needs to read this” (Brother Paul’s Mormon Bathroom Reader, Paul B. Skousen, 2005).