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Steve McQueen

The Salvation of an American Icon
Narrated by: John Pruden
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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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.

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  • J Carter
  • 31-12-2017

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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  • Alaska Kate
  • 23-07-2017

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-2017

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
  • 21-09-2017

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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  • Larry Burns
  • 20-09-2017

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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  • Terri Stahlheber
  • 14-07-2017

Wonderful booko

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

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  • john espinosa
  • 14-08-2019

See you in heaven Steve!

Amazing story. I have been a Steve McQueen fan for many years. I knew of his faith in Jesus but I had no idea the level of change that took place in his life in such a short amount of time. What a transformation! This was a good listen. I will recommend this to some of my fellow Magnificent Seven fans.

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  • R B
  • 29-05-2019

Excellent

I found the story of Steve McQueen very moving. What a blessing to know of his salvation experience.
I have watched almost all of his old movies since reading the book. That has been fun.

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  • Christy Brady
  • 23-05-2019

Great story!

I couldn't put it down. I loved the combining of two life stories! very well written.

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  • Andy
  • 22-01-2019

Great Read

Pleasure to read/listen and very insightful and Would recommend to anyone whose interested in a real perspective of Steve McQ life and what really matters after you've gained everything you think satisfies our longings.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-08-2017

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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  • rob.s
  • 26-05-2019

steve McQueen finds God.

A facinating account of how steve McQueen eventually finds God. Very well narrated,couldn't stop listening.