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Join Greg Laurie as he takes a cross-country drive in his 1968 Highland Green Ford Mustang 390 GT through the canyons of Malibu, the alleys of Hollywood, the wide and open roads of the Midwest, the streets of New York, as he traces the wooly geography of actor Steve McQueen's life, relationships, career, and spiritual journey. This iconic muscle car was the vehicle McQueen drove in his most raucous and enduring film, Bullitt. In the 1960s, McQueen was, according to box office receipts, the biggest movie star of his generation and one of the coolest men to ever walk the planet. Greg Laurie was a teen at the time and an ardent fan of ''The King of Cool", first mesmerized by McQueen in 1963's The Great Escape. Like millions of cinema fans, Greg developed a lifelong fascination with the actor. Now he has a chance to tell McQueen's story.

McQueen was a complex, contradictory man who lived the same way he drove his motorcycles and cars: fearlessly, ruthlessly, and at top speed. After a lifetime of fast cars, women, and drugs, McQueen took a surprising detour. In this book, Laurie thoughtfully interviews members of Steve McQueen's family, friends, co-stars, associates, widow, and pastor to tell of the dramatic life change for the actor in the spring of 1979 - six months before McQueen was diagnosed with terminal cancer. What were the critical steps that led McQueen to make such a life-altering decision? Perhaps more importantly, why is that part of his story so rarely told? This book answers these questions.

Greg Laurie will follow the seeds of Christianity that were sown throughout McQueen's improbable life where a Light finally shone into the darkness of his troubled life. These seeds miraculously germinated, allowing McQueen to see that redemption through Jesus Christ is a lasting truth more glittering and real than any magic of the entertainment industry.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

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Moving story and easy to listen to at 1.5x speed!

I loved it. his faith journey was legit.

The image of Mcqueen clutching the bible Billy Graham gave him will stay with me.

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  • PM
  • 09-21-17

The end/beginning of the story

Great book! I’d always heard Steve McQueen confessed Christ before he died but this book fills in so much detail. Greg Laurie did an excellent job.

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Really Great Story

I did not expect the story to have the depth of character in Steve McQueen. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and the message.

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Intresting bio of Steve McQueen

Interesting story that was intertwined the author's life with Steve McQueen's that l hadn't expected. The way the author conducted the research that was done relating the process of Steve's conversion grabbed my attention. Other than McQueen's acting on Wanted Dead or Alive, l only saw a couple of movies that he starred in so l can't say l was a fan of his, but l did find his story interesting and "read" this book in just 2 sittings.

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Wonderful booko

Loved this informative book by Greg Laurie! Very engaging to hear the similarities in their lives.

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True story of redemption!

Steve McQueen has always been one of my favorite actors despite his well publicized and understandably troubling life. I've read a couple of his biographies but none of them, and I mean zero reported on his finding Christ in the final years. This one does & tells his story very very well. Thank you Greg Laurie for telling a story that needed to be told. If you haven't told the ending/beginning as is his salvation is, you haven't been honest to the man or the people who loved him. Well written, well told. Read it & it will revive in you hope for us all!
As an aside, his conversion was not "Fox hole religion" due to a terminal cancer. He became a christian a good bit before his illness. Highly recommended!!

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Fascinating

Listened to the book, which was wonderful; and also went to see the author's movie. Great experience. What was so particularly fascinating was that they brought out scenes that showed how McQueen's skill in using the camera to his advantage with his three best movies. So, I just bought those 3 movies to watch them again with a new perspective and appreciation.

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I loved Steve in "The Great Escape".

What a motorcycle driver! Greg Laurie is one of my favorite Preachers. The Narrator was excellent!

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Inspired thoughtful and honest... But

I had begun and finished this 10 hour audio presentation in one complete day. At the end though, I have mixed feelings. Overall the work is absolutely incredible and simmers with understated painstaking passion and dedication to the end. The correlation between the author and mcqueen truly invoked genuine moments of feeling in me. Artfully crafted wirh dynamic narrative I enjoyed 3/4 of the novel. The final 1/4 of the book is where the message, subject matter & passion become a bit convoluted well... More lightly put jumbled... I began to feel an sense of over reaching demonizing of mcqueen for the resurrection of his character. That along with over emphasis on Dualities and personal opinion left the beauty of grace to mere good and bad. With the caliber of subtle and vocabulary and overtones used in the prior 3/4 the 1/4 that lead to the conclusion felt to directed and simply "preachy". Despite my admiration of the author and his family, with utmost respect in every way. If left to the imagination and connecting of dots of the individual reader in his own reflections, I feel the story would be absolute harmony. But regardless of that tiny issue, this novel was profound and no doubt worth anyone's time!

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Awesomeness

Great life story of a great man. Greg Laurie told it like it was and narrated awesomely.

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  • 08-16-17

Inspiring

A wonderful insight into the healing power of God for a true American icon. A great book that grabs your attention and keeps you engrossed right up to the last word. Inspiring and uplifting