Gifted Hands

Gifted Hands

The Ben Carson Story

Book - 2011
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In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as a hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removes one half of their brain. Such breakthroughs aren't unusual for Ben Carson. He's been beating the odds since he was a child. Raised in inner-city Detroit by a mother with a third grade education, Ben lacked motivation. He had terrible grades. And a pathological temper threatened to put him in jail. But Sonya Carson convinced her son he could make something of his life, even though everything around him said otherwise. Trust in God, a relentless belief in his own capabilities, and sheer determination catapulted Ben from failing grades to the directorship of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Gifted Hands takes you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world--and into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others.
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Zondervan, [2011]
Edition: 20th anniversary ed. --
ISBN: 9780310332909
0310332907
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Murphey, Cecil
Alternative Title: Ben Carson story

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two_of_us
Dec 28, 2016

An inspiring read. Highly recommended for upper primary, secondary students and adults.

luvfresians Mar 11, 2016

This is a great book! Ben Carson is a great man!!!! It is very sad that he dropped out of the race, but if more people would have realized that he could save America and they had supported him he wouldn't have dropped out. More people especially Christians need to realize that America needs a man like Ben!
We don't need Hilary or Obama. What have they done for America?..........a big Nothing!
Great man; Great book!!
My whole family has read it.

iluvstarwars Feb 09, 2016

This is a very good book about Dr. Carson and his amazing surgical performances. In this book we also see some reasons why Ben Carson would make a good president. It also shows us that even if you didn't grow up in a very rich family, you can achieve anything through perseverance and hard work.

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JihadiConservative
Feb 05, 2016

Mr. Carson, neurosurgeon, is a excellent man and would make a excellent president.

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Karen9
Feb 21, 2015

A truly amazing story! His strength, passion, story made me smile. What makes him unique is he didn't come from a family who was a millionaire or had achieved a lot, he came from a simple family and yet he could conquer his problems and help others. The best biography I've read in 2015. A must read for everyone.

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Maria1592
Aug 04, 2013

great inspiring story about religion, childhood/adulthood life and about his dreams for the future, highly recommended 15+

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shelleyespe
Jun 18, 2013

Best thing I've read in months. Good for all reading ages and levels.

Adver5e97 Aug 02, 2012

Inspirational Story! Very touching and great book.

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