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Monday, August 15, 2016

On the show today, Kerby welcomes back, author and social critic, Dr. Os Guinness. They discuss Os’s new book, Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization.

In the second hour joining us in-studio is Dr Kent and Amber Brantly, they tell us more about their book, Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic. Kent survived the ebola virus last year and they both share their story of survival.

Guests
Dr. Os Guinness
Author | Social Critic
Dr. Os Guinness is a writer and speaker living in Northern Virginia. He was born in China during World War II and remained there until 1951 when the communists forced most foreigners to leave. Since then he has lived mostly in England, Switzerland, and the United States.

Educated in England, Os did undergraduate studies at the University of London, and postgraduate studies at University of Oxford where he graduated with a D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College.

He has written or edited more than twenty books, including The American Hour (Free Press, 1993), The Call (Word 1998), Time for Truth, and Long Journey Home (Doubleday, September 2001).

Since 1984, he has lived in the Washington, DC area. He was a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies and then a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution. From 1986 - 1989 he was the Executive Director of the Williamsburg Charter Foundation, one of the drafters of the Williamsburg Charter, and co-author of the public school curriculum Living With Our Deepest Differences. He is currently Senior Fellow at The Trinity Forum.
Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization
The church in the West is at a critical moment. While the gospel is exploding throughout the global south, Western civilization faces militant assaults from aggressive secularism and radical Islam. Will the church resist the seductive shaping power of advanced modernity? More than ever, Christians must resist the negative cultural forces of our day with fortitude and winsomeness. What is needed is followers of Christ who are willing to face reality without flinching and respond with a faithfulness that is unwavering. Os Guinness describes these Christians as "impossible people," those who have "hearts that can melt with compassion, but with faces like flint and backbones of steel who are unmanipulable, unbribable, undeterrable and unclubbable, without ever losing the gentleness, the mercy, the grace and the compassion of our Lord."
Dr. Kent Brantly
Medical Doctor | Author
Dr. Kent Brantly is a Family Medicine physician who served as a medical missionary at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, from October 2013 to August 2014. Dr. Brantly received his Medical Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Maternal Child Health with Advanced Training in Obstetrics at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to entering medical school, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Text from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. After arriving in Liberia, Dr. Brantly served as a full spectrum family physician, practicing inpatient and outpatient medicine and pediatrics as well as high risk obstetrics. He also served as the physician liaison for the HIV treatment program at ELWA hospital and participated in training with the National AIDS Control Program. While serving in Liberia in the spring of 2014, Dr. Brantly found himself fighting on the front lines of the battle against the deadliest Ebola outbreak to ever occur. In early July Samaritan's Purse, the organization for which Dr. Brantly worked, took over responsibility for the clinical care of Ebola patients for the entire nation of Liberia. Dr. Brantly was appointed as Medical Director for what would become the only Ebola Treatment Unit in all of southern Liberia. On July 26, he was diagnosed with Ebola Virus Disease, which set off a firestorm of media attention. Dr. Brantly became the first person in the world to receive the experimental drug Zmapp, and the first person with Ebola to be treated in the United States when he was evacuated to Emory University Hospital. He now feels it his privilege and duty to speak out on behalf of the people of West Africa who continue to suffer from the scourge of Ebola.
Amber Brantly
Author
Amber Joy Brantly attended Abilene Christian University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She and her husband, Kent, have two children, Ruby and Stephen. The Brantlys have served as missionaries in Guatemala, Haiti, Tanzania, and most recently in Liberia, where Kent worked as a family physician and obstetrician in a mission hospital, and later as medical director of an Ebola Treatment Unit when the outbreak spread to their city. As witnessed by the world, Kent contracted the disease, and through his illness, survival, recovery, and now his work to raise awareness about the plight of health care in West Africa, Amber has been a constant companion and support to Kent and their family. The Brantlys currently live in Fort Worth, Texas, and are seeking the Lord’s will about where they will serve next as ambassadors for the Kingdom of God.
Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic
“Kent, bud. We got your test result. And I’m really sorry to tell you that it is positive for Ebola.”

Dr. Kent and Amber Brantly moved with their children to war-torn Liberia in the fall of 2013 to provide medical care for people in great need—to help replace hopelessness with hope. When, less than a year later, Kent contracted the deadly Ebola virus, hope became what he and Amber needed too.

When Kent received the diagnosis, he was already alone and in quarantine in the Brantly home in Liberia. Amber and the children had left just days earlier on a trip to the United States. Kent’s personal battle against the horrific Ebola began, and as thousands of people worldwide prayed for his life, a miraculous series of events unfolded.
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