Brantly was born in indianapolis, the youngest of six children to dr. Read an excerpt from kent and amber brantly s new book. I was so blessed to listen to this book, called for life by kent and amber brantly and dave thomas. Called for life by kent brantly, amber brantly, and david. Kent brantly, ebola survivor, first american treated in u. How loving our neighbor led us into the heart of the ebola epidemic. A christian relief organization is met with the challenge of fighting the ebola epidemic in west africa, through this enormous challenge their faith grew. Kent and amber brantly with david thomas tell of dr. Called for life by kent and amber brantly semicolon.
Kent brantly is an american doctor with the medical mission group samaritans purse. Kent and amber were overwhelmed and grateful for the prayers and support they received from millions around the world during kents illness and recovery. Called for life by kent brantly, amber brantly, david. Kent brantly, author of called for life july 21, 2015 discusses the continued need for compassion and action in a washington post oped piece ebola still poses a serious threat released on july 18. Dottie, i think im ready to move forward, confided brantly, who made. A new book is giving an inside look at ebola survivor dr.
As the anniversary of his successful treatment at emory approaches, brantly has just published a memoir with his wife, amber, titled called for life. The brantlys, who recently made a return visit to liberia, opened in prayer for those still serving in west africa and treating ebola. Kent brantly, his wife, amber, their 10yearold daughter and their 8yearold son in a family photo taken in texas. He became the first american to return to the united states to be treated for the disease. Kent and amber brantly moved with their children to wartorn liberia in the fall of 20 to provide medical care for people in great needto help replace hopelessness with hope. As christian medical missionaries, keith and amber answered their call to serve the sick and dying and moved to liberia in 20 with their two children. It was their call to service, their work as christian missionaries, that placed them in the path of the ebola inferno. Excerpt for called for life by kent and amber brantly. Iu school of medicine is holding a book discussion followed by a book signing with amber and kent brantly, authors of. The tears came last summer as the christian physician visited with dottie schulz, a missionary care volunteer with texasbased mission resource network, which is associated with churches of christ. Releasing from waterbrook press an imprint of the crown group at penguin random house on july 21, 2015, the book marks the oneyear anniversary of kent contracting ebola. Called for life recounts the weeks during july and august of 2014 when samaritans purse missionary to liberia, kent brantly, contracted the ebola virus.
Kent brantly and amber brantly about ebola and their missions work in liberia. It shows love and compassion in a way that makes you think, would i do the same. Kent brantly and his wife amber brantly share the story of how their calling to serve others turned into a life or death battle during the worst outbreak of the deadly virus in history. Doctor who had ebola, wife share struggle to survive. Kent brantly and wife, amber, have written a book about their experience. Brantlys neardeath encounter with the ebola virus in liberia. I know that kent is receiving the very best medical treatment available. Here is a description of the book from the publisher. Brantly, a medical missionary, treated patients with ebola in liberia and contracted the virus there.
Most significantly, called for life reminds us of the risk, the honor, and the joy to be. Kent brantly last year when he had ebola, listening to updates and praying for him and his family. Brantly s ordeal including his controversial evacuation to and hospitalization in the united states received worldwide media attention. Kent and amber brantly when servants are called to suffer. Called for life tells the riveting inside story of kent and amber s call to serve their neighbors, as well as kent s fight for life with ebola and amber s struggle to support him from halfaworld away. I am thankful for the professionalism and kindness of dr. When kent received the diagnosis, he was already alone and in quarantine in the brantly home in liberia. Kent and amber brantly s call to serve their neighbors, as well as kent s fight for life against ebola and amber s struggle to support him from half a world away. We are thrilled to partner with kent and amber on this book project, alex field, waterbrooks vice president and publisher, said in a statement.
Go search best sellers gift ideas new releases deals store coupons. Both kent ba in biblical text and amber bs in nursing are graduates of abilene christian university. Kent brantlys ebola story featured in facing darkness. How loving our neighbor led us into the heart of the ebola epidemic 9781601428257 by kent brantly, amber brantly, david thomas. Coauthor, called for life and amber brantly coauthor, called for life join bill to discuss their book, called for life. Kent brantly and his wife amber visited the billy graham library for the release of their book, called for life, following dr. And now the news you have all been waiting for we are moving to zambia. Most significantly, called for life reminds us of the risk, the honor, and the joy to be known when god and others are served without reservation. How loving our neighbor led us into the heart of the ebola epidemic, american ebola survivor dr. Ebola doctor and survivor recounts his battle in new book. With their story at the forefront of international news, the brantlys spent the following years advocating for the plight of those continuing to suffer from ebola in west africa.
Samaritans purse presents facing darkness 2017 imdb. Most significantly, called for life reminds us of the risk, the honor, and the joy to be known when god and others are served without. Kent and amber brantly meet visitors at book signing. Kent brantly, issued the following statement on aug. He is married to amber brantly, and they have two children. I have been able to see kent every day, and he continues to improve. Called for life is the story of kent and amber brantly s lives. Book overview called for life tells the gripping inside story of dr. Kent brantly, and coauthor of called for life reads a bible passage before the book signing. Kent brantly and his wife, amber, to learn more of his experience contracting the ebola virus and how it affected their marriage. Kent brantly and his wife amber have signed a book deal with waterbrook multnomah publishing group to tell their story of surviving ebola while maintaining their faith in god. This inspiring book attributes a personality to the name, to the face, to the patient we all watched, prayed for, and in some degree, feared. This book goes into the hearts of the people that suffered, lost loved ones and how they were never educated on this epidemic. The piece examines the was the united states reacted to the ebola outbreak in 2014 and the ongoing need for the u.
When, less than a year later, kent contracted the deadly ebola virus, hope became what he and amber needed too. What this book does do well is tell the story of how kent and amber brantly ended up in liberia on the frontline of the fight against the ebola outbreak in west africa in 2014. Most significant, called for life reminds us of the risk, the honor, and the joy to be found in serving god and others without reservation. Brantlys ordeal including his controversial evacuation to and hospitalization in the united states received worldwide media attention. And im really sorry to tell you that it is positive for ebola. Kent and amber brantly newsletter sign up september 4, 2019 dr. The first american diagnosed during the 2014 outbreak, dr. Kent and amber brantly moved with their children to wartorn liberia in the fall of 20 to provide medical care for people in great need to help replace hopelessness with hope.
And i m really sorry to tell you that it is positive for ebola. In memoir, kent brantly reflects on ebola care at emory. I find it amazing that kent and amber brantly decided to move to liberia, a poor country with dirt roads, and very little health care available, despite a number of contagious diseases which are widespread, including tuberculosis, diarrhea diseases, and malaria. Brantly s neardeath encounter with the ebola virus in liberia. Amber and the children had left just days earlier on a trip to the united states. Ebola survivor kent brantly and wife to share inspiring. Kent brantly, accompanied by his wife amber and family, served as medical missionaries in monrovia, liberia, with world medical mission, the medical arm of samaritans purse. Kent and amber brantly responded to gods call to the mission field in and left for liberia in the fall of 20 after kent had finished medical school at indiana university. Kent and amber brantly arrive at the billy graham library for the first stop on their book tour for their recently released book called for life. Called for life by kent and amber brantly demonstrates the need for god in the midst of suffering and crisis. With franklin graham, kent brantly, amber brantly, writebol nancy.27 1438 1582 899 1064 1585 612 516 1351 1229 308 120 376 448 558 429 1552 1070 1285 44 336 954 1172 174 1160 204 1241 1143 1049 426 1017 1205 1007 1336 1490 332 409 764 307