Ebola Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly and His Wife Release Book

A new book is giving an inside look at Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly's battle with Ebola.

Kent and Amber Brantly's memoir, Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic, was released Tuesday -- one year after he contracted Ebola.

It gives an in-depth account of the couple's experience with Ebola in Liberia and his ultimate victory over the disease.

Brantly and his wife Amber were missionaries in Liberia when he got infected with Ebola. He is the first American to return to the United States for an experimental treatment.

The couple came together to tell their story for the first time since he contracted the potentially deadly disease.

"It was a very emotional experience," Kent Brantly said. "We worked with David Thomas, the writer from the North Texas area, and we relived all of those experiences and that was very emotional, but it was a good experience for us to be able to do that together. Since the first time we went through it, we went through it apart."

"There were a lot of moments when we were telling out story to David that it was the first time either of us had heard that bit of it, or that angle, or that story," said Amber Brantly.

Last year, Brantly, along with other medical professionals, was named Time magazine's Person of the Year.

"Life is surreal some days, and very normal other days," said Kent Brantly.

"It's very different than it was one year ago," said Amber Brantly.

Brantly and his wife said they hope readers get more than just his story from the book.

"We hope that this book challenges people to ask tough questions, to ask what it would look like to say 'yes' to God's call in their own life. To ask how they can better love their neighbors. And I hope it encourages people to break down the stereotypes that we all hold and to open discussions and dialogue with people."

The Brantlys have embarked on a book tour that starts in New York City will end in Dallas-Fort Worth.

NBC 5's Eric King contributed to this report.

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