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Born today, most folks don’t know he was born again because of his pilot, a guy named Sammy Mason, who shared the gospel with him while teaching him to fly. The immortal tough guy had indeed become literally immortal when he was faced with cancer.
Just before he died, as he prepared for surgery, he met with Billy Graham. He wanted to talk to him about his conversion and Graham arranged his schedule to come and meet McQueen.
They talked for several hours and Steve mentioned he’d misplaced his Bible. Billy Graham gave him his Bible, inscribing it for McQueen. He died after surgery four days later, with the evangelist’s Bible on his chest.
Billy’s Bible, gifted to McQueen
Steve made the great escape on November 7, 1980.
As Jesus said in John chapter 11, when comforting Martha and Mary about Lazarus, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.”
You can read more about his life story here in his wife’s book.