Christopher Hitchens Talks Frankly about His Health, Prayer

Christopher Hitchens, the prominent literary critic and New Atheist, appears to be dying of cancer. In the video below, Hitchens, who has written the book God Is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, says he is aware of many people praying for his health and salvation. I am one of them.

(Here is a link to the video.)

In the spring of 2009, I had the privilege of asking Hitchens what his anti-God philosophy offers the poor and the weak, given that Christianity has offered hope to millions. Hitchens artfully dodged the question. Let us also pray that he finally faces it, and others like it, in whatever time he has left.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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