Steve McQueen, star of 1960s classics like “The Great Escape” and “Bullitt,” was the king of cool. But did you know that he finally found his purpose late in life when he became a Christian?
Pastor and author Greg Laurie joined Wednesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” to share this story of faith in Hollywood as detailed in his book: “Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon.” The book is now a documentary film coming to theaters in September.
“This is an amazing story that very few people know,” Laurie said.
In the book, Laurie documented McQueen’s life through interviews with his family members, friends and co-stars. After an emotionally damaging childhood and a lifetime of trying to find meaning in fast cars, women and drugs, McQueen found the Christian faith six months before he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
His story shows that no matter how full, busy and successful your life seems, faith can be a powerful game changer.
“If a guy like Steve McQueen found [faith], anyone can find it,” Laurie said.