The Big Picture: Getting Perspective on What's Really Important in Life

The Big Picture: Getting Perspective on What's Really Important in Life

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by Ben Carson
     
 

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Dr. Ben Carson shares how to get perspective on what's really important in life. He shares the spiritual and philosophical foundations that shaped his life.See more details below

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Dr. Ben Carson shares how to get perspective on what's really important in life. He shares the spiritual and philosophical foundations that shaped his life.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In 1987, pediatric neurosurgeon Carson performed a successful operation that separated two twins born joined at their heads. He has been recognized worldwide for his extraordinary ability to perform intricate medical procedures like intrauterine brain surgery in his dedication to saving lives. But, as he says in this spiritual memoir, he wasn't always so successful. Carson recounts his young life growing up fatherless and with limited opportunities in Detroit. The change in Carson's life came very early, when his mother decided that her children could succeed in spite of their circumstances. Carson began reading two books a week in the third grade and was soon so hungry for knowledge that he read anything he could get his hands on. He performed so well in high school that he was accepted at Yale, and he is now the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. Success, he says, is a matter of focusing on the big picture and not the details. So often when we concentrate on the tiny details of life, we forget that God has a larger purpose for us. Using anecdotes from his medical career and scattering biblical illustrations throughout, Carson asserts that we can get a glimpse of the big picture by viewing hardship as an advantage, overcoming a victim mentality and determining priorities. He proposes that if we stop periodically and ask ourselves three questions--When my life is over, what do I want to be remembered for? What do I want to be doing five, 10, and 20 years from now? What do I want to be sure I am not doing five, 10, and 20 years from now?--we will have an idea about the ways that the Big Picture can direct our lives. Carson's lively storytelling will capture the hearts of his readers. (Feb.)
Dr. Ben Carson is known as the originator of groundbreaking surgical procedures, a doctor who turns impossible hopes into joyous realities. He is known as well as a compassionate humanitarian who reaches beyond corporate boardrooms to touch the lives of inner-city kids.

Author Biography: Dr. Benjamin Carson is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital and the author of two best-selling books, Gifted Hands and Think Big. A widely respected role model, he shares motivational insights with inner-city kids and corporate executives alike. He serves on the corporate boards of Yale University and the Kellogg Company. He lives with his wife, Candy, and three sons in West Friendship, MD.;Gregg Lewis is a freelance writer with 25 years experience in the publishing industry. Gregg Lewis is an award-winning author or co-author of more than 40 books including Tom Landry: An Autobiography, The Big Picture with Dr. Ben Carson, Forgiving the Dead Man Walking with Debbie Morris, The Healing Connection with Dr. Harold Koenig, and the Game and the Glory with Michelle Akers. Gregg lives with his wife Deborah and their five children in Rome, Georgia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310857969
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
12/15/2009
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
104,768
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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