Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

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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.

 

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I probably like a lot of people had not heard of Ben Carson, M.D. before he showed up on the Republican presidential campaign. So I decided to find out more about him and this book was a good start ... Read full review

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I'd seen the movie based on this book, but wanted to read it for myself. In a nutshell, Dr. Ben Carson was put on this earth by God to save people. This man came from humble beginnings, was loved and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Goodbye Daddy
9
Carrying the Load
15
Eight Years Old
21
Two Positives
29
A Boys Big Problem
42
A Terrible Temper
51
ROTC Triumph
58
Coming Into My Own
112
A Special Year
124
A Girl Named Maranda
136
Heartbreak
145
Little Beth
157
Three Special Children
167
Craig and Susan
175
Separating the Twins
191

College Choices
68
Changing the Rules
77
A Serious Step
88
Another Step Forward
101
The Rest of Their Story
204
Family Affairs
210
Think Big
216
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About the author (1996)

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.

Cecil Murphey is the author of articles in Writer's Digest, Christianity Today, Charisma, Ministry, and These Days, among others, and author of the Dictionary of Christian Marriage, Dictionary of Biblical Literacy, and Gifted hands.

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