Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

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Zondervan, Jan 10, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
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Gifted Hands by and about Ben Carson, M.D., is the inspiring story of an inner-city kid with poor grades and little motivation, who, at age thirty-three, became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Gifted Hands will transplace you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world, and into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others. In 1987, Dr. Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head -- an extremely complex and delicate operation that was five months of planning and twenty-two hours of actual surgery, involving a surgical plan that Carson helped initiate. Gifted Hands reveals a man with humility, decency, compassion, courage, and sensitivity who serves as a role model for young people (and everyone else) in need of encouragement to attempt the seemingly impossible and to excel in whatever they attempt. Dr. Carson also describes the key role that his highly intelligent though relatively uneducated mother played in his metamorphosis from an unmotivated ghetto youngster into one of the most respected neurosurgeons in the world.

 

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Amazing book! This man is such an inspiration. He tells of his life story and how he went from a child living in the poorest neighborhoods in Detroit and should have been written off as a statistic but persevered by reading and enriching his mind. He is truly a man with gifted hands. Read full review

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I once saw a movie titled From Homeless to Harvard. It was based on a true situation. Likewise, here is another true story of a person going from lenient beginnings to the achievement of great success ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
Goodbye Daddy
11
Carrying the Load
17
Eight Years Old
23
Two Positives
32
A Boys Big Problem
46
A Terrible Temper
55
ROTC Triumph
62
Coming Into My Own
120
A Special Year
133
A Girl Named Maranda
146
Heartbreak
156
Little Beth
169
Three Special Children
180
Craig and Susan
189
Separating the Twins
206

College Choices
73
Changing the Rules
82
A Serious Step
94
Another Step Forward
108
The Rest of Their Story
219
Family Affairs
226
Think Big
232
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Ben Carson worked as a doctor for more than thirty-five years. He recently retired as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is currently a Washington Times columnist and FOX News contributor. He is the author or co-author of several books including Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, and A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties. He and his wife Candy Carson founded the Carson Scholars Fund, dedicated to recognizing the academic achievements of deserving young people. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the country.

Cecil Murphey is the author of articles in Writer's Digest, Christianity Today, Charisma, Ministry, and These Days, among others, and author of the Dictionary of Christian Marriage, Dictionary of Biblical Literacy, and Gifted hands.

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