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After telling the story of how he overcame an inner-city background to become a world renowned neurosurgeon (Gifted Hands), Dr. Ben Carson now gives an inspirational look at the philosophy of life that helped him meet life's obstacles - and leap over them.

©2006 Ben Carson, M.D. (P)2008 Zondervan

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  • ANDRÉ
  • ORLANDO, FL, United States
  • 12-08-13

A SUPERACHIEVER

I learned about Ben Carson by watching the great movie "Gifted Hands". His mother was married when she was 13 to a pastor, was a semi-illiterate woman, who discovered that her husband had another wife, ran away with her 2 small children and worked as a maid, many times in 2-3 jobs, and barely made it. When Ben, the younger kid, was in 5th grade, he was semi-illiterate himself, his best grade was a "D", couldn't do math and everyone made fun of him. Suddenly, his mother cut the TV time and made them read 2 books a week. This was the turning point to Ben and his brother. Ben Carson became the best in his class, graduated in Medicine from Yale University and went to the field of Neurosurgery in Johns Hopkins where he became the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery when he was only 33....
An excellent man, a superachiever. Read/ listen to the book and feel inspired.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Great Book! Very open and exposing

Dr. Ben Carson is an inspiring yet humble man that shares his heart throughout the book.

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Inspirational

I read this book right after reading Gifted Hands and I enjoyed both . Parts of the story was duplicated in both books , but this went into details on how to reach your potential. I think it all makes sense and I will try to put these ideas into place and encourage my children and grandkids to be the best that they can be too!

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Not Honest

It doesn't worth more than two stars because the book lacks honesty that it perches.

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outstanding

A very good book, everyone should read this book. It remind me of the many sayings that my mother also told me as a child growing up.

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  • JB
  • 07-08-15

True inspirational story

A great example of how to succeed life.
I have learned a great deal from this book, and can recommend it to everyone.

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Loved it

Throughout the book I continually felt inspired. I couldn't wait to turn back on the book to learn more about Ben Carson's life. Ben Carson's life story is so inspiring to people of all ages; well done Mr. Carson thank you

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Exceptional

Outstanding worth listening to and good principles to live your life by. These are the eight remaining words I need.

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True Story with great life lessons!

This true life biographee bears witness to the prayers of his mother and the ability to inspire your children through love and personal example
If you want to know how to overcome adversity or how to inspire your children this book has the answers!

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  • 1234
  • 04-19-11

the world needs to THINK BIG!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Ben Carson is an inspiring doctor and his life story and philosophy is so refreshing! I've read this book as a teenager and now again as an adult too- it's been brilliant every time; there is something here for everyone.
Listen to this book- and get your children and your own parents to listen to it too!

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  • Mikey
  • 06-01-17

From rags to scrubs...

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..which are the real riches. Talking as a nurse myself, I know the true meaning of wealth and this man deserves his 'wealth'. This book changed my perspective when I was given it as a gift from a special teacher in primary school. It set me on this path and I will forever be thankful to both my teacher and Ben Carson, who would no doubt have made a better president than Trump. <br/><br/>Carson shows you that anything is possible in this wonderful read. Hard work pays off, regardless of your past or your background. I urge you to spend a credit on this as you are sure to benefit from Carson's story.