Meet Ginny Dent Brant
Ginny Dent Brant is a speaker and writer who grew up in the halls of power in Washington, DC. She has battled cancer, ministered around the world, and served on the front lines of American culture as a counselor, educator, wellness advocate, and adjunct professor. Brant’s award-winning book, Finding True Freedom: From the White House to the World, was endorsed by Chuck Colson and featured in many TV and media interviews.
What inspired you to write Unleash Your God-Given Healing?
It was the book I never wanted to write. When I met with the hospital chaplain about my grim cancer diagnosis, he encouraged me to consider my cancer as a gift from God to help others because I was a speaker and an author. My response was “No way. I don’t want this gift!” I never wanted to write or speak about cancer. But the more I learned from my research, the more I felt compelled to share with others what I’d learned so they might prevent cancer and avoid this nightmare. That chaplain giggled and told me, “I can see it now—your book about cancer which begins with these words, “This is the book I never wanted to write.”
How would you describe this book to someone in a 30-second blurb?
My cancer diagnosis sent me on a quest to discover what caused a health nut to develop an aggressive breast cancer. After three years of research, my book pulls back the curtain on cancer in a way rarely seen and answers the question “What can I do to help my doctor beat this disease?” I challenge you to change what your doctor has no control over—your lifestyle and health habits.
I connect the dots between nutrition, lifestyle, integrative and conventional medicine, and biblical wisdom to reveal how your body was created with self-healing mechanisms that work optimally when you do your part. Learn how to enable your body to work as God intended, thereby unleashing your God-given healing!
What genre do you focus on and why?
Both of my books are in the inspirational memoir category. I’ve done interviews for magazines with many Christian celebrities such as Elisabeth Elliott, Jonathan Cahn and Joni Earackson Tada. I’ve also done tributes to some of this world’s greatest Christian evangelists/teachers such as Dr. Billy Graham, Robertson McQuilkin and Chuck Colson after they passed. Writing about people and their lives and as well as rich experiences from my life seems to be my knack.
Why do you write? What drives you?
I know many of my writer friends love to write most of the time. I’m not one of those writers. I write only when inspired. It’s the inspiration that helps me to endure the hard work and editing that comes with any writing assignment! I’m totally driven by a message I feel led to give with the purpose of informing and inspiring others.
What is the hardest part of being an author? Why?
Writing is hard work. Letting the words flow naturally is not hard for me, but shaping and editing until you get it perfected is the hard part for me.
What’s the best part of your author’s life? Why?
The goal of my writing is to reach the reader. When readers let me know that my book on cancer has inspired them and given them hope, that’s the best part. My tribute to Chuck Colson showed a side of him that few people knew.
What’s one unusual fact about you?
I’ve had many rich experiences in life. I grew up in the halls of power of our nation’s capitol because my father served a senator and three presidents. I’ve also traveled to many countries where there is no freedom—China, Gaza, Yemen, and Romania as they were coming to freedom after Communism. This gives me a unique perspective. From my days growing up in DC to my travels in this world, I’ll never take my freedoms for granted.
What is your favorite pastime?
My husband and I love to collect old pottery and primitive furniture. We’ve dabbled in antiques much of our lives. In time, we furnished our entire house. We continue to go today, but mainly to help furnish the homes of our children!
Do you have other books? We’d love to know.
My first book, Finding True Freedom: From the White House to the World, is a father-daughter memoir that begins in the middle of the Watergate Trials and ends up on the mission field of Romania.
What are you working on now?
I spend much time researching new treatments and medical research related to health and wellness and cancer. This information is posted on my website blog at www.ginnybrant.com I continue to learn new insights to share with others. I also mentor cancer patients who are going through cancer treatments. I love being able to offer information and hope to those who are willing to receive it
Website: www.ginnybrant.com (my cancer prevention blog is here)
Social media links:
Follow me on social media!