You Have a Brain

A Teen's Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G.
Narrated by: Dan John Miller
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (174 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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

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 here, 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 audiobook
  • Unpacks the eight essential parts of Thinking Big: talent, honesty, insight, strong people skills, knowledge, books, in-depth learning, and God
  • Is authored 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
©2015 American Business Collaborative, LLC. (P)2015 Zondervan

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Super more should follow in these footsteps

I'm old but this book has given me new vision and I can't wait to share it with my grandchild

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My 14 YO and I were hooked!

I love and applaud Dr. Carson’s simple and engaging message. I’ll be reading this book again. It is inspirational with real and tangible examples.

I assigned it to my 14 YO after witnessing several instances of his dishonesty. Not wanting to assign something I hadn’t at least skimmed, I started the book and was immediately hooked.

My son wasn’t looking forward to a forced ‘punishment’ read, but was soon hooked himself.

I often do not finish books. I finished this one! Though I did tune out a bit in the last couple of chapters, and I sped it up during the last chapter about his political interests.

I did not like the political agenda in that last chapter. And I was indifferent to the focus on Dr. Carson’s T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. program at the end. The stories and philosophy were enough. Summarizing them into an acronym felt unnecessary and motivated by a separate agenda.

I recommend this book to all ages above 11, though I believe middle school aged children will get the most from it.

I removed one star from the overall rating because I found the political plug incongruent with the book’s advertised purpose, and with the book’s target audience.

Heads up – it does get a little too preachy in the last two chapters, but not enough to discount the awesome delivery of the rest of the story.

Read it! You won’t regret it.

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I listen to this one often!

I loved it I go back to it when I need to encourage my grand children ! Thanks!!

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Good book

This is a good book, however it is very similar to Bens autobiography, same stories etc

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More than just platitudes. Excellent listen. I found myself smiling as I listened!

Very encouraging words and story. Narrated well. This is a story that is uplifting and that offers practical steps to take beyond the book. It is so much better than the typical "I-was-a-victim-of-the-system" stories out there.

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Was great!

I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. It was very entertaining and never a dull moment. I learned a lot about what our brains and what we are capable of if we use them!

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Insightful

This is a very good life story filled with good insights and values we should all pay attention to. definitely a very good listening.

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Not just for teens. I loved it.

Great story!!!
I reviewed for my daughter and could not put it down.
This should be a must read for students.

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Excellent Insight

A Must Read By Every American. Input all parents need to raise children with great character and get some guidance for themselves in the process.

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A must listen for today's youth

Great story. Inspirational and thought-provoking. Best advice is to Dream Big. You can do whatever you put your mind to doing.

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  • 04-16-16

Great!

loved it and it's a great book to read for all ages even adults! thank you Dr.