• New book profiles alum’s 35 years as a medical missionary

    Rebekah Ann NaylorI’ve got almost an entire shelf of books at home that I’ve bought or received as gifts that I haven’t yet found time to read, but I may have to skip over those and get this one first. Rebekah Ann Naylor, M.D.: Missionary Surgeon in Changing Times is a biography of Naylor, a Baylor graduate who spent 35 years as a medical missionary in India.

    From reading reviews, the book covers not only what Naylor has done (helping develop Bangalore Baptist Hospital and then serving as both administrator and surgeon, for starters), but also why she did it (her faith and her sense of calling). Such stories often serve as inspiration for me, even as I live and work in the not-so-exotic locale of Waco, Texas — and all the moreso when it’s a fellow Bear’s story!

    Incidentally, the book was written by another Baylor alum, Camille Lee Hornbeck, who also taught English at Baylor.

    Sic ’em, Dr. Naylor!