You Have a Brain: A Teen's Guide to Think Big

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Eight proven principles to help you overcome your self-doubt, conquer your fear of the future, reverse negative thoughts about yourself, and hurdle any other obstacles standing between you and your dreams.

But instead of letting his circumstances control him, Dr. Carson took control of his attitude and actions, leading to his discovery of eight straightforward but revolutionary principles that helped shape his future.

In You Have a Brain, Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G.--Talent, Honesty, Insight, Being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth Learning, and God--and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life.

Through the advice and real-world examples laid out in these pages, you will learn how to incorporate these T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. principles into your own life so that you, like Dr. Carson, can embrace an amazing future filled with incredible success.

You Have a Brain:

  • Includes discussion questions at the back of the book
  • Unpacks the eight essential parts of Thinking Big: Talent, Honesty, Insight, Strong People Skills, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth Learning, and God
  • Is written by Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, former presidential candidate, and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Teaches great life lessons for young men and women
  • Is the perfect gift for high school and college graduations, birthdays, and confirmations, and a great addition to YA book clubs and YA study groups

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Well, forty years ago I was a teenager but I still found some very good life advice in Dr. Carson's book. THINK BIG stems from Talent Honesty Insight Nice Knowledge Books In-depth learning God Dr. Carson gives an in-depth explanation of why each of these elements matter. Read full review

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About the author (2015)

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.

Gregg Lewis is an award-winning author and coauthor of more than fifty books, including Gifted Hands , The Ben Carson Story , Take the Risk and The Big Picture .

Deborah Shaw Lewis has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books, including Gifted Hands , The Ben Carson Story , has taught school, does professional storytelling, speaks on motherhood and family issues, and holds a master's degree in early childhood development. She and Gregg are the parents of five children.nbsp;

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