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Greg Laurie's personal story of near-ruin to redemption makes its national television debut
July 3 and 4: Lost Boy—the Documentary Based on Popular Pastor's New Autobiography—to Air on Daystar Television NetworkRIVERSIDE, Calif., June 27, 2008—Lost Boy: The Documentary, a film based on Harvest Christian Fellowship Pastor and Harvest Crusades Founder Greg Laurie's new autobiography, will make its national television debut on Daystar Television Network July 3 and 4 (see times below). Daystar—the world's second-largest faith-based television network—reaches an estimated 75 million homes in the United States and is available in every city in America and virtually every country in the world.
Lost Boy (Regal, 2008), Laurie's story of hope amidst a chaotic, dysfunctional childhood, was released in bookstores nationwide on Father's Day. Many would assume that as a mega-church pioneer and founder of evangelistic events that have drawn some 4 million people worldwide since 1990, Laurie has had a perfect life. But his newest book and its one-hour film version reveal that the truth is far from ideal:
Laurie grew up fatherless and nearly motherless as his Marilyn Monroe look-alike, alcoholic mom wound her way through seven marriages.
As a teen in the 1960s hippie era, he experimented with drugs and alcohol to help ease the pain of his personal life.
- He lived well into his forties believing his mother's first husband was his biological father, only to discover that he was the product of an earlier "one-night stand."
"If there's redemption for me and my situation, there is redemption for everyone," says Laurie.
Lost Boy: The Documentary
Air Dates and Times*
- 9 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. MT / 11 a.m. CT / Noon ET
- 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT / 8 p.m. CT / 9 p.m. ET
10 p.m. PT / 11 p.m. MT
- 12 a.m. CT / 1 a.m. ET