Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition: The Ben Carson Story [NOOK Book]

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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.

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Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition: The Ben Carson Story

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310334446
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 14,086
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Benjamin Carson is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Oncology, and Pediatrics, and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is also the author of four bestselling books—Gifted Hands, Think Big, The Big Picture, and Take the Risk. He serves on the boards of the Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and the Academy of Achievement, among others, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation. He and his wife, Candy, cofounded the Carson Scholars Fund (www.carsonscholars.org), a 501(c)3 established to counteract America's crisis in education by identifying and rewarding academic role models in the fourth through eleventh grades, regardless of race, creed, religion and socio-economic status, who also demonstrate humanitarian qualities. There are over 4800 scholars in forty-five states. Ben and Candy are the parents of three grown sons and reside in Baltimore County, Maryland.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    Gifted Hands: Ben Carson

    Oh my goodness!!!! Where can I start? This book was truly amzing and inspirational. I absolutely loved it! Dr. Ben Carson's story is truly incredible. He grew up without much, and was teased a lot as a child, but he still managed to keep his head up, stay at the top of his class, and eventually, he followed his dream, and became one of the world's top neurosurgeons. I admire him so much. I would recommend this book to EVERYONE. It's for people of all ages, and this book will truly touch you and possibly change the way you see things and people. Please read this book!

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Must read

    I have been searching for this book after I heard an interview with Dr. Carson on 98rock (baltimore radio station). So many people need to hear "people are just people". I wish his mom wrote a book on parenting :)

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2003

    Truly Remarkable

    A truly remarkable story about a remarkable man's journey to do God's will for him in this lifetime and help the entire human race in the process. We need more Ben Carson's to be sure. It reminded me of the importance of belief in oneself and humility throughout our lives. I feel fortunate to live in a country where the Ben Carson story can be the norm rather than the exception. He is an exceptional human being. Thanks Dr. Carson for keeping your focus all these years on God and his will for you. You have brightened this planet with your joy for your work and family.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    ¿ :)

    I just purchased, I can tell you this is going to be great. Im in ten pages and had to stop to give it five stars. †

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2014

    The autobiography Gifted Hands by Ben Carson is an inspiring sto

    The autobiography Gifted Hands by Ben Carson is an inspiring story of how an inner-city Detroit kid becomes one of the best neurosurgeons in the world.  He shows how he beat racism, and how he embraces the power of God to perform miracles. He shows how he struggled through college, and how he fell in love.  He describes the hard decisions he had to make, and how he made them.  In all, it was a very good read, and I’d recommend it to anyone.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Disappointed

    I know this must be a very good book, and I would love to read it (I very much admire Dr Carson with his stand for American liberty); however, my HD Nook keeps giving a message that it "does not support this file type". I am very disappointed. Hopefully, someone at B&N can fix this soon.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2008

    Great book. Great Man.

    I can not believe that someone thinks that Dr. Ben Carson's story is self-serving. This book tells his story, and I have had the privilege of meeting him personally. He is a true servant-leader, a genuinely humble man in that he gives all credit for his success to God and his mother. One of the most inspirational people alive today.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    Outstanding

    Fabulous man, doctor and fabulous mother!! What a great biography!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2007

    Awesome Book!

    I had to read this book for summer reading, and I really thought it was going to be boring, but I was wrong. When I started reading, I couldn't stop. Like the others have said, it is a very inspirational book, inspiring you to do your best and have faith in God. This book makes me want to know more about surgery, more specifically the brain. The first part of the book about his childhood is a little boring at first, personally I enjoyed the second half (adulthood) better than the first half. This man is truly amazing in what he does, saving children(and some adults for that matter) when others have failed. A terrific book about a terrific man. I fully recommend it to teens and adults.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2006

    Gifted Hands

    I really thought this was a good book, really inspiring. It tells the story of how Ben Carson struggled beginning in elementary school being the slow one that always got everything wrong in class to being the highest achiever in his high school years. This book comes to show that anything is possible as long as you work hard on it and don¿t give up. We all go through our struggles as well as Ben he had to go through his parent¿s separation when he was only eight years old. Those were only the beginning of his problems. Only reading the book will tell you what other struggles Ben goes through. When I started reading this, I thought to myself ¿Oh this is just some lame book I was assigned to read!¿ but as I started reading it I really got into it. The characters in the book all seem to be Ben¿s inspiration to be everything he can be. It almost relates to me because a lot of people in my life are my inspiration to always do my best and not to quit. His brother and mother seem to be the pushing force behind all of Ben¿s success. Ben is a lot like me in many ways, we both went through some really hard times that were hard to overcome. But in the end, I always somehow get by it as well as Ben in this story. My overall review has to say that this book is an inspirational story that motivates anyone who reads it to try to succeed and always do their best, because in the end its always worth the try.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Worth the time

    Extremely well written and straightforward boigraphy. He could have made this a race issue but its more than that. Its a human race issue of overcoming obstacles to be the best person he could be. Love him! Loved the book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Gffsadgvgfdedcffrzss

    Sorry i just had to do that but i love the movie and im sure i would love the book too but whenever i try to purchase it it says i already have it in my library.

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2001

    Inspirational Indeed!

    I really enjoyed Ben Carson's inspirational book Gifted Hands. It is simply amazing how God works in the lives of those who truly seek His will and His desire for our lives.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    Awesome read

    I would love to meet Dr. Carson! What a humble and holy person.
    It was difficult to put the book down and with all his education made all the technical information easy to understand.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Gifted Hands

    I felt that this book was very inspirational, that despite many obstacles this man was able to overcome them and become a wonderful physician that is able to help many people especially children.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    great book

    Great book was able to share it with a few inmates at a correctional facility,and they were all inspired by same.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Wonderful!!!!

    It is hard to remain neutral as I work with Dr. Carson. He is a very intelligent man. It is great to see someone come from nothing to something. Very inspirational to everyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2001

    Insprirational

    Mr.Ben Carson is a role model to me he had some of the same home issues I have. He always wanted to become a doctor, which he did. This lets me know as student it does not matter where you come from it is where you are going. Just keep GOD number one and you will be alright.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2001

    INSPIRING!

    TO THOSE WHO MAY THINK THEY HAVE REACHED ROCK BOTTOM, YOU HAVE TO READ THIS! BEN CARSON IS TRULY ONE OF MOST ADMIRABLE, HUMBLE CHARACTERS I'VE EVER READ IN MY LIFE. HIS GOD GIVEN TALENT IS A BLESSING TO ALL HUMANITY. THANK THE LORD FOR ALLOWING HIMSELF TO BE USED OF GOD.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2001

    Gifted Man withGifted Hands

    This book was Outstanding in many ways. Mr. Carson's life reminded me of so many young men who started off in life with not much of a chance and he worked very hard agaist many things life throws your way and he is a great African American with a gift to give to all people no matter what the race. My 12 year old son will be doing a book report for black history on Ben Carson and we choose him because he is blessed and is a blessing to all.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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