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“Called for Life” Release Launches With Major Media Tour 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (July 17, 2015) – Kent and Amber Brantly, authors of Called for Life (WaterBrook Press) will appear on several major media outlets to mark the book’s release, including the Today Show with Matt Lauer on July 21, MSNBC’s Morning Joe and FOX’s The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on July 22. 
Last summer, Dr. Kent Brantly became the first American Ebola survivor. In Called for Life, releasing July 21, 2015, Brantly and his wife Amber share the full story of their experience with Ebola patients in Liberia during the worst outbreak in history, Kent’s diagnosis, treatment, and recovery and the work still to be done in the fight against Ebola in West Africa. 
Called to medical missions in Liberia, the Brantlys never expected their lives to garner national media attention. But their story of faith and survival provided them with an opportunity to inspire readers to follow God’s call to serve others, regardless of the cost. Written with writer David Thomas, whose credits include New York Times best-seller Foxcatcher, Called for Life offers a firsthand account of the effects of Ebola on the patients and their communities.
A media tour will continue with further interviews and book signing appearances in Charlotte, Spartanburg, Indianopolis, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and Atlanta. 
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Praise for Called for Life:
“Dr. Kent Brantly is responsible for one of the worst weeks of my life. When I told him that, he smiled and said, ‘It wasn’t that great for me either!’ But Kent gives God the credit for saving his life and surviving the deadly Ebola virus that infected him while serving others in the name of Jesus. Dr. Brantly and his wife Amber had obediently gone to Liberia to serve with Samaritan’s Purse as medical missionaries and were the recipients of prayers from around the world as they battled an attack that threatened their future. The world watched as Kent was successfully transported back to the United States from Africa. International media outlets captured his every step as he walked from the ambulance into Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital where he found physical restoration—a miracle from God.  You will be riveted by this extraordinary couple who are Called for Life to serve the Lord Jesus Christ—the Great Physician!”
Franklin Graham, President & CEO, Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

When hope seems dim, Called for Life, reminds us of the limitless possibilities of a God-driven life. Dr. Brantly’s story inspires us to stay strong in the unexpected crises of life…to be encouraged to recall God’s promises…to be challenged to examine our own commitment to God’s call on our lives.”

Max Lucado, pastor and best-selling author


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For more information on this release, please contact Beverly Rykerd at the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Publicity Office at 719-268-1935 or