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Steve McQueen Audiobook

Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon

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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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    "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

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    11/07/17
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • PM
    21/09/17
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Larry Burns
    20/09/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alaska Kate
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    23/07/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Terri Stahlheber
    14/07/17
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    "Wonderful booko"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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