Hop in and buckle up as Greg Laurie takes you on a wild cross-country ride, not in any ordinary car, but in a mesmerizing 1968 Highland Green Ford Mustang 390 GT. Together, you'll navigate the breathtaking canyons of Malibu, explore the hidden alleys of Hollywood, conquer the wide open roads of the Midwest, and experience the bustling streets of New York. But this journey is about more than just scenic drives—it's about unraveling the captivating life of actor Steve McQueen.
Picture this: Steve McQueen, the epitome of cool, roaring through the streets of San Francisco in a legendary muscle car, cementing his place in film history in the iconic movie Bullitt. In the swinging sixties, McQueen reigned supreme as the biggest star of his generation, capturing the hearts of fans across the globe. Greg Laurie, just a wide-eyed teenager at the time, was among the millions captivated by "The King of Cool" after watching him in The Great Escape.
Now, decades later, Laurie seizes the opportunity to delve deep into McQueen's world, tracing his tumultuous journey through life, relationships, career, and perhaps most remarkably, his spiritual awakening. Buckle up for a tale of a man who mirrored the speed and fearlessness of his vehicles, cruising through life with unbridled passion.
From fast cars to challenging relationships, McQueen's life was marked by contradictions and complexities. Laurie skillfully uncovers the hidden corners of McQueen's story by interviewing family members, friends, co-stars, associates, his widow, and even his pastor. Amidst the high-octane adventures and heart-racing moments of McQueen's life, Laurie unearths a pivotal turning point: the spring of 1979, just six months before McQueen's devastating diagnosis of terminal cancer.
What events led McQueen to make such a life-altering decision? And why have these critical moments remained largely untold? This book unveils the answers to these lingering questions, revealing an intimate portrait of a man in search of redemption.
As you listen, you'll follow the trail of Christianity that subtly weaved its way through McQueen's extraordinary life. Laurie expertly showcases how a beacon of light eventually shone through the darkness, illuminating McQueen's troubled soul. Witness the miraculous transformation of a man who discovered that Jesus Christ's redemptive power surpasses the glitter and allure of Hollywood magic.
So, get ready to rev your engines and embark on an unforgettable journey with Greg Laurie. As you listen to his captivating storytelling, be prepared to traverse the thrilling landscapes of Steve McQueen's life, unlocking the mysteries of fame, love, loss, and ultimately, the redemption that waits just around the bend.