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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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Exceptional. All I had hoped for.

So well written. Nararation superbly done. No disappointments here. It will take you on a great journey. You'll learn a lot about Steve McQueen as well as Greg Laurie. Enjoy.

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Wonderful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is so interesting it keeps you listening

What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

He did a great job with his inflection

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Hero in Christ

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this is a wonderful and refreshing true story

great story and great narration. Greg you need to write more books just like this one, loved it.

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Incredible, Inspiring Story of the Power of Him

As a listener to Pastor Greg's daily podcast, this book intrigued me as it was covered many times, podcast after podcast. What ignorance I had thinking that since I didn't really know Steve McQueen that this book wouldn't be interesting. I was wrong.

Pastor Greg did a great job making the reader feel human as he discussed McQueen and his demons. While doing it, he we've in incredible stories of his own life.

If McQueen can repent and have salvation, I certainly can as well. This book helps humanize what life without Him is like and just how glorious it is with Him.

Bravo, Pastor Greg, Bravo.

-Chris in Seattle

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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