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The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

51rELKRwN+L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Even this far after his death in 2011, author and public intellectual Christopher Hitchens remains one of our cultures’ most prominent atheists. His opposition to God and religious belief was forceful to say the least. He even preferred the term “antitheist,” because a person “could be an atheist and wish that belief in God were correct,” while “an antitheist, a term I’m trying to get into circulation, is someone who is relieved that there’s no evidence for such an assertion.”

Given his views, I was somewhat surprised recently to run across a review of a new book called the The Faith of Christopher Hitchens. The book is written by Larry Alex Taunton, the founder and executive director of Fixed Point Foundation, an organization dedicated to articulating and defending the Christian faith. Hitchens, it turns out, actually cultivated a substantial personal relationship with the evangelical Taunton. In fact, toward the end of Hitchens’ life, the two took two road trips together, studying and discussing the gospel of John as they went.

I’m anxious to read the book, but the review itself already offers Christian believers a good deal to think about. I’ll mention a few points briefly: