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Friday, August 21, 2015

Called for Life by Kent and Amber Brantly with David Thomas

'Simon Davis/DFID, Donna Wood, British Volunteer Nurse, Wikipedia.

Kent Brantly, a medical missionary in Liberia, was in charge of an Ebola unit when he caught the disease himself. He was taken back to the United States and treated there, a controversial decision.

This is a factual and fairly graphic ccount of Kent and Amber's experiences. Kent treated many people with Ebola and only one survived - a young male teenager. He describes the symptoms of the disease and its dehumanising effects on the poor patients graphically. He also describes the effects of Ebola on life in Liberia and how it affected local customs and even funerals.

The book is also written from Amber's point of view. She tells about how terrible she felt when she heard the news about Kent and how she handled it. In the midst of all this, she had to deal with a

hungry media and even change her Facebook settings.

This is an inspirational but harrowing story. Both Kent and Amber have great faith and courage, traits that helped them through this awful crisis.

I received this free ebook from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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