Ben Carson is truly an inspiration. He overcame so much to become SO much. This should be required reading for all teens. Dr. Carson shares not only his life experiences, but much wisdom as well. My teenage son and I both enjoyed this book.
This is a remarkable story of a truly remarkable doctor who defied all the odds of growing up in the ghetto to become a world acclaimed neurosurgeon of children. Ben Carson gives hope to families that have lost hope that their child will survive; he gives us hope in what God can do with someone who is totally submitted to His Will. I highly recommend this book.
I enjoyed this book about Dr. Carson's strive to become a doctor and some of his cases. However, the book seemed disjointed as if he just picked things here and there with the connections seeming forced. There's many mentions of how God and his church (Seventh Day Adventist) provided inspiration - something in which I think Christian readers will find their own inspiration. However, at times I think Dr. Carson comes across as rather arrogant. I personally didn't find this a great book, but I did enjoy the read.
Gifted Hands by and about Ben Carson, M.D., is the inspiring story of an inner-city kid with poor grades and little motivation, who, at age thirty-three, became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Gifted hands will transplace 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.
In 1987, Dr. Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head -- an extremely complex and delicate operation that was five months of planning and twenty-two hous of actual surgery, involving a surgical plan that Carson helped initiate.
Gifted Hands reveals a man with humility, decency, compassion, courage, and sensitivity who serves as a role model for young people (and everyone else) in need of encouragement to attempt the seemingly impossible and to excel in whatever they attempt. Dr. Carson also describes the key role that his highly intelligent though relatively uneducated mother played in his metamorphosis from an unmotivated ghetto youngster to one fo the most respected neurosurgeions in the world.
This book describes the life of Ben Carson a famous surgeon at John Hopkins Hospital. We learn about what his childhood was like. His family was poor and his neighborhood was not so great. He dealt with several setbacks but got through them. He loved to read and the library played a central role in his life! He has a lot of lessons to teach to young people about what you can do to achieve your dreams. His dream was not handed to him but it took hard work and determination.
this is one of my favorite books ! i firmly believe it should be read by anyone . as an ex-homeschooler , bookseller and lover of books , this book , in a nutshell covers everything i believe in about the power of reading and the love of books . sure ,there are probably smarter books written about the how an why of reading , but THIS book offers an example . ben darson started reading , when his mother made him read ever so many books a week . it improved his schoolgrades and was the basis of him going on to higher education . in todays times , when everything is electronical and books seem to get out of vogue and be replaced by ebooks , ben carsons biography shows that a library card and verocious reading can , in the end , help the man . BUT !!! what most of all impressed me , and made me cry many times , was his honesty that showed through the whole book about his total dependency on G-d . ben carson gives glory to whom glory is due and because of his humility in acknowleding this fact ,this makes it a book worth reading .
This book sat on my shelf for a few years I can't beleive I ignored it all that time. What a compelling story & beautifully written. This book really inspired me to tell young people about Dr. Carson, & what he did with his life. Especially his Mother teaching him all the correct things. I especially agree with him that sports & music play too much of a role in kids. There are much more important things in life to get somewhere. First should be the respect of your parents, teachers, & elders. There is a whole world out there for one if they just work at it & know they can do it. Every young person should read his book.