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.
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.
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.