I escaped the Evangelical World for some place far less crazy: Hollywood. There I made four low-budget movies that you might catch on late-night cable. Then I wrote a novel called Portofino which got some pretty great reviews and gave me permission to continue to be a writer. I had found, it seemed, something I was actually good at, as opposed to making these second-rate movies or my work in The God Business™. Then I wrote a book with my son about the Marine Corps and the meaning of service called Keeping Faith, which became a best-seller and got me in the chair with Oprah. But the whole time I was putting off telling my story, which I finally told in Crazy for God. That’s when I got an email from Christopher Hitchens.