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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

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Gifted Hands reveals the remarkable journey of Dr. Ben Carson from an angry, struggling young boy with everything stacked against him to the director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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An Amazing Story About An Amazing Doctor!

Perfect for anyone thinking I am useless or I am dumb needs to read this book. If you watched the movie 'The Gifted Hands' you will LOVE this book even more. Dr. Carson is an inspiration for ALL. An easy to read book that keeps you interested from start to end. The story of a poor boy who became a Brain Surgeon is an epic story of never giving up. his mother was a strong lady who guided her sons to great success in life. Get the book to read the amazing story of the doctor who became famous you will NOT be disappointed!!

a really good story

Honestly, I personally have just started getting into biography/nonfiction style books & this book was very good. He is a good writer and it wasn’t the type of book you had to google words you don’t know.

Hope, determination and god's blessings

I read this book in which I had briefly heard the story of Dr. Ben Carson and was amazed at all of his accomplishments. This book was very inspiring and should be recommended reading for all youths and even adults to show them that their dreams can come true. Dr. Carson's story has really helped to inspire me for when times start getting tough that I should look to god for guidance.

Ben Carson - Christian Surgeon

The story of Ben Carson by Ben Carson is an account of the lifeof a young American who went through many obstacles to becomesuccessful. When Ben was a little boy, his parents split up and Ben is told that he will never see his father again. This is a hard time for Ben but not as hard as times to come. When Ben started school, he was teased because he wasn't as smart as everyone else was. But here's how " the class dummy" turned into an extremely talented brain surgeon. Ben is so talented that he has cured cases that other doctors said were impossible. Ben is what you call a neurosurgeon. A neurosurgeon is another name for a special brain surgeon. Ben has separated two Siamese twins that were connected at the head and shared a large artery that was essential to their health. He also helped a man with Von Hippel Lindau disease, a disease which causes many tumors to develop. He is also well known for his Hemispherectomies. A Hemispherectomy is the process of removing half of the brain. This process is only performed by the most talented neurosurgeons. Not only is Mr. Carson a very talented surgeon, he is a great Christian. First he didn't think anything was in store for him. But he was wrong. When he was eight years old he decided that he wanted to be a doctor, but he never really thought that it would happen. I had a great time reading this book and I hope that you take the time to read it. END

Reader Response Group

Ben Carson's, Gifted Hands, is a truly inspiring account of a young man's life, filled with unbearable trials and remarkable accomplishments. Ben expounds on his life, from a poverty-striken child to a successful medical physician. He makes no hesitation at revealing that the reasons for his success are inspiration of fhis mother and his firm, unshaken belief in God. In his struggle to reach outstanding success at life goals, Ben faced many odds. The most challenging of all was his being an African-American. He tackled these odds to become one of the most sought-after professionals in his field of this time. His accomplishments and guidance serve as an inspiration to people of all races, genders, ages,and creeds.

Motivating and Inspiring!

I am currently a student journalist majoring in Communications. When I began reading this book, I was almost ready to give up on my career and my education. This book literally changed my whole perception of my life! I absolutely love this book! Being a young African-American woman from the same type of background as Ben Carson, I realized that if I focus on my faith and my God-given talents I could do anything I want. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who needs a little motivation. I am now enjoying school and reading more inspirational books. My next book will be Think Big by Ben Carson.

A Gifted Neurosurgeon's Biography

Dr. Ben Carson is living proof that we are NOT mere products of our environments. He overcame a broken home, bad temper, and racial inequality to become a great man, loving father, and famous Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. In this well paced, informative biography, Carson speaks about the different goals he set for himself throughout his productive life and how he, through patience, hard work, and faith in God, went about achieving them. This was an enjoyable biography, an unusually humble one from someone in the medical profession who has earned every right to brag about his achievements, yet who deliberately avoids doing so. You will enjoy reading this book.
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