Evel Knievel: His Last Leap

The man immortalized in the Smithsonian as "America's Legendary Daredevil" passed away on Friday at age 69. I will always remember him as the man who spoke these words in the spring of this year:

"I don't know what in the world happened. I don't know if it was the power of the prayer or God himself, but it just reached out, either while I was driving or walking down the sidewalk or sleeping, and it just—the power of God in Jesus just grabbed me. … All of a sudden, I just believed in Jesus Christ. I did, I believed in him! … I rose up in bed and, I was by myself, and I said, 'Devil, Devil, you bastard you, get away from me. I cast you out of my life.' … I just got on my knees and prayed that God would put his arms around me and never, ever, ever let me go."


  1. He was a huge icon when I was growing up in the 70's. So cool when a man of this fame finds the peace of God. Sounds funny to say that I will one day see Evil in Heaven.

    p.s. Is it spelled Evel or Evil?

  2. When I saw this on my news reader I thought to myself, "Bob's gonna write about this for sure!" I remeber listening to some of his testimony somewhere. It was amazing.

    LTF - I think now it's spelled "EVOL" - get it? :)

  3. I get it Missy ... you are way too creative!!

  4. I wish that revelation for everyone...it's just such a life changer.

  5. What an awesome testimony. I read about his conversion earlier this year.


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