Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

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Zondervan, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Ben Carson, M.D., works medical miracles. Today, he's one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33. Ben Carson is a role model for anyone who attempts the seemingly impossible as he takes you into the operating room where he has saved countless lives. Filled with fascinating case histories, this is the dramatic and intimate story of Ben Carson's struggle to beat the odds -- and of the faith and genius that make him one of the greatest life-givers of the century.

 

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User Review  - nycshopper3 - Overstock.com

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

Not enjoyable.

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Did not get much from this book. Donated it to Goodwill. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Goodbye Daddy
9
Carrying the Load
15
Eight Years Old
21
Two Positives
29
A Boys Big Problem
42
A Terrible Temper
51
ROTC Triumph
58
Coming Into My Own
112
A Special Year
124
A Girl Named Maranda
136
Heartbreak
145
Little Beth
157
Three Special Children
167
Craig and Susan
175
Separating the Twins
191

College Choices
68
Changing the Rules
77
A Serious Step
88
Another Step Forward
101
The Rest of Their Story
204
Family Affairs
210
Think Big
216
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Dr. Benjamin Carson is a professor of neurosurgery, plastic surgery, oncology, and pediatrics, and the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is also the author of three other bestselling books--Gifted Hands, Think Big, and The Big Picture. He serves on the corporate boards of the Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and American's Promise, among others, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation. He and his wife, Candy, are the parents of three grown sons and live in Baltimore County, Maryland. El Dr. Benjamin Carson es profesor de neurocirug√a, cirug√a pl√°stica, oncolog√a y pediatr√a, y director de neurocirug√a pedi√°trica en las Instituciones Medicas John Hopkins. Tambi√©n es autor de tres libros, √©xitos de ventas: Gifted Hands. Piense en grande, y The Big Picture. Sirve en las juntas directivas de Kellogg Company , Costo, Wholesale Corp y American Promise, entre otras, y es Miembro Em√©rito de la Yale Corporaci√3n. El y su esposa Candy son padres de tres hijos adultos y viven en el condado de Baltimore, Maryland.

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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