The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

  • by Larry Alex Taunton
  • Narrated by Maurice England
  • 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"If everyone in the United States had the same qualities of loyalty and care and concern for others that Larry Taunton had, we'd be living in a much better society than we do." (Christopher Hitchens)
At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most notorious atheist in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed. "Nobody is not a divided self, of course," he once told an interviewer, "but I think it's rather strong in my case." Hitchens was a man of many contradictions: a Marxist in youth who longed for acceptance among the social elites; a peacenik who revered the military; a champion of the Left who was nonetheless pro-life, pro-war-on-terror, and, after 9/11, something of a neocon; and while he railed against God onstage, he maintained meaningful - though largely hidden from public view - friendships with evangelical Christians like Francis Collins, Douglas Wilson, and the author Larry Alex Taunton.
In The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, Taunton offers a very personal perspective of one of our most interesting and most misunderstood public figures. Writing with genuine compassion and without compromise, Taunton traces Hitchens' spiritual and intellectual development from his decision as a teenager to reject belief in God to his rise to prominence as one of the so-called "four horsemen" of the new atheism. While Hitchens was, in the minds of many Christians, public enemy number one, away from the lights and the cameras a warm friendship flourished between Hitchens and the author - a friendship that culminated in not one but two lengthy road trips where, after Hitchens' diagnosis of esophageal cancer, they studied the Bible together. The Faith of Christopher Hitchens gives us a candid glimpse into the inner life of this intriguing, sometimes maddening, and unexpectedly vulnerable man.

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What the Critics Say

"This book should be read by every atheist and theist passionate about the truth." (Michael Shermer, publisher, Skeptic magazine)

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Customer Reviews

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Didn't taste good

I love Hitch and have read all his books and have spent hours watching him on YouTube; it punched a hole in my life when he passed.

This just did not hold me for more than 30 minutes.
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- Bluestramp "T Rex"

I did not enjoy this book.

When I die. I hope that I don't have friends like Larry.

In this book, Larry tells us what an absolute horrible person his friend was. He was a bad son, a bad brother, a possible closeted homosexual, a godless communist and an all around completely self centered ass.

Luckily for his friend he met Larry. After which Christopher turned into a delightful intensely loyal friend.

I did not either person in this book, but I do feel that Christopher may have been a bit displeased by the accounts and speculations of his last days, but alas, he is dead and can not, which makes it incredibly convenient for our author.
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- lori

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2016
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers