American Icon Pat Boone Turns 88, Stars in Movie, Writes Book and Reveals How He Wrote Israel’s (Unofficial) ‘Second’ National Anthem – Charisma News


Pat Boone turned 88 today, but instead of slowing down and enjoying retirement, he has been keeping active in many ways. He has recently starred as an old golf pro in the movie The Mulligan, he's just written a book called If that will release in September and he's working on a song about Jesus being Israel's Messiah that both Jews and Christians can sing together.

“If I'm talking fast, it's because I'm trying to relate to you the crazy myriad of things that God is giving me to do in these last hours,” Boone said in a recent interview for my podcast, The Strang Report.

Boone rose to singing stardom in the 1950s and 60s with hits like “Speedy Gonzalez” and “Love Letters in the Sand.” Since then, he has sold over 45 million records, appeared in multiple Hollywood films and authored many best-selling books including New Song, a book in which he detailed his rise to fame, his struggling personal life and his discovery of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which turned his life around.