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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Mass Market Paperback – 1 Nov 1996
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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.
About the Author
Dr. Carson is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 1984, he was named director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center from which he retired in 2013. In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Through his philanthropic foundation, the Carson Scholars Fund, he strives to maximize the intellectual potential of every child. Dr. Carson has written six best-selling books, including two New York Times Bestsellers, America the Beautiful and One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, which became a number one New York Times bestseller. He is a syndicated columnist and a highly sought-after, inspirational, and motivational speaker. Cecil Murphey, author of 112 books, has also assisted well-known personalities in writing their biographies.
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This book enables you to know what determination can do and where it can get you, that nothing is impossible if you really want to make it possible. Different plants bear fruit at different times in their lives. You as a 'farmer' just needs to be commited to obtaining those fruits. The time it takes may differ from another 'farmer' because he is cultivating other plants.
It manifests what power there is in having faith in the Lord as well, that he is one who does not fail as long as we trust. Being a Christian, this book rejuvenated my faith. Ben Carson was one who had faith. He was not a fanatic but yet believed in what the Lord could do. He did his best and let God do the rest! That's one message!
This book urges one on to do the best in what he sets his hands to. If you are not prepared to do something well, then why do it in the first place. Ben Carson's yearn to succeed in everything he set his hands to is evidence of this. He defied the odds -financial difficulties, racial discrimination at times etc.
Ben Carson was black and he became a distinguished neurosurgeon. The combination of this two in the United States is what accentuates his accomplishment and one reason why this book will be motivational for a lot of blacks. But I believe you don't have to be black nor be an aspiring neurosurgeon to be inspired by this book. You just have to have that tiny spark - that little something which makes you feel you want to succeed in future, you want to excel in whatever you do, you want to do your best to help humanity - within you. Then I can tell you that this book is the air you need. The oxygen rich air which will blow over the spark and ignite it into a blazing flame.
Gifted Hands is the book for everybody!
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Very encouraging and inspiring!!
I would highly recommend.