Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk

Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk

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Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk by Ben Carson

You can find our culture's obsession with avoiding risk everywhere, from multiple insurance policies to crash-tested vehicles. But is ducking risk the most productive way for us to live? Surgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson, who faces risk on a daily basis, offers an inspiring message on how accepting risk can lead us to a higher purpose.

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ISBN-13: 9780310259640
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gregg Lewis is an award winning author or coauthor of more than fifty books, including Take the Risk and The Big Picture with Dr. Ben Carson, Tom Landry: An Autobiography, Forgiving the Dead Man Walking with Debbie Morris, Jesus M.D., and Safe at Home. SPANISH BIO: Gregg Lewis es autor y coautor galardonado de mas de cincuenta libros, incluyendo Arriesgate y Vision Global con Ben Carson, Tom Landry: Una autobiografia, Jesus M.D., y A salvo en casa. el y su esposa, Deborah, tienen cinco hijos y residen en Rome, Georgia.

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. SPANISH BIO: El Dr. Benjamin Carson es profesor de neurocirugia, cirugia plastica, oncologia y pediatria, y director de neurocirugia pediatrica en las Instituciones Medicas John Hopkins. Tambien es autor de tres libros, exitos de ventas: Gifted Hands. Piense en grande, y The Big Picture. Sirve en las juntas directivas de Kellogg Company , Costo, Wholesale Corp y American Promise, entre otras, y es Miembro Emerito de la Yale Corporacion. El y su esposa Candy son padres de tres hijos adultos y viven en el condado de Baltimore, Maryland.

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Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was God-sent for such a time as this both personally and professionally. I see God's hand in my life and in this world. I pray He would continue to MOVE in our hearts and lives. May we make our hearts His home as we rest in surrender in His arms of love. Thank you, Dr. Carson, for truly '...loving your fellow man, caring for your neighbor, and living a life of service by developing your God-given talents to the point that you become invaluable to the people around you.' You are His instrument and I enjoyed reading the book. He used it to feed and encourage me and I sincerely pray that He would use it to impact people's lives worldwide. He has blessed us with brains and as you have shared with us, I pray we would use it wisely and effectively. Folks, this is a must read!! It is edifying and at the same time, there is a sense of true fellowship as we hold fast our confession per Hebrews 10:19-25. Even though we may not know where we are going, God is good...I pray we would take each step by faith and not by sight in obedience (Hebrews 11:8). I am encouraged reading this book--both personally and professionally--and pray, Lord willing, you will be too! Excerpt from page 233: 'Dostoevsky was right. Without faith and values by which to weigh the answers of our B/WAs, there is no way to conduct a valid or meaningful risk analysis. For if there is no right or wrong, there can be no best or worst. That's a risk none of us should be willing to take.' Thank you and God bless.
stormsTC More than 1 year ago
"take the risk" is an exellent book. it is very hard to put down. everyone has many risks that they have to face in life and dr. ben carson has some wonderful questians in his new bestseller and shows you how you can face these new different storms in your life and come out ahead with a simple peace and a real strength. great gift idea for a friend or family member
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Ben Carson helps his readers take a fresh and balanced approach to understanding risk ¿ real risk, perceived risk, risks that we all take (and avoid) as part of normal everyday life. As enlightening as that was, I found myself being surprised as I discovered another message in the book. This surprise began as disappointment. Part way through the book I was disappointed because nearly all of the examples Dr. Carson used resulted in moving forward, following through with the action, taking the risk. I felt he was being unrealistic ¿ where were the real life examples that resulting in the considered action or risk not being taken? But as I read further I started realizing that more often than not, God is probably calling us to action, calling us to move ahead, calling us to wisely and carefully work against our cautious nature and clearly take some risks in life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You don¿t have to be a brain surgeon to know life is an uninterrupted sequence of guaranteed risks. Ben Carson, in Take the Risk takes his role as a neurosurgeon up a notch as he reveals how operating in sync with your grey matter will draw you toward diving into the risks that are worth taking and passing on the ones that take you on a downward spiral. He acknowledges that everything is risky. Even to resolve to do nothing can be a hazardous choice. Tied to real life stories as concrete proof, he proposes we apply what he calls Best/Worst Analysis to the options we face. Simple enough that a child can easily adopt, it asks these 4 questions: What is the BEST thing that can happen if I DO this, what is the WORST thing that can happen if I DO this, what is the BEST thing that can happen if I DON¿T do this, and what is the WORST thing that can happen if I DON¿T do this. For those more complex questions, he recommends we consider who, what, where, when, why and how in the context of the Best/Worst Analysis application. He advocates that removing our egos from the equation often leads to the best answer by replacing emotional investment with logical thinking. What works every time with this model is that it causes you to pause and think before you make your move¿or choose to stay put. Take the Risk uncovers the evidence that by using your brain to bring risk factors into sharp focus, fear and foolishness drift out of the picture. The result is a vibrant illustration of an exciting life made possible by the brush of intelligent risk taking. Ben Carson makes the point that when we zoom into what defines success, we find that it involves risks taken and overcome. So get yourself into the picture, read Take the Risk, and imagine using your insight to capture your wisest decisions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is powerful in that the author not only makes a point, defends it, and brings in outside statistics for illustration, but, as in his other books, he uses his personal story to explain how he came to the conclusions he did. He writes in an informal style which is easy to read, and helps the reader further connect with what he is trying to say, and continually refers to his personal experiences and endeavors to encourage the reader to say, "You know, I can do this! I can change my life and change the world!"I found this book to be not only inspiring, but also empowering.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
overall good book, reads pretty slow though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I admit it - I am not much of a risk taker. So when I found the book, Take the Risk, by Ben Carson, I was intrigued to see what advice I could glean from this M.D. Dr Carson points out that life itself is a risk. We need discernment on what risks we need to do something about, and Dr Carson gives guidance with his Best/Worse Analysis questions. By using these questions as a guide, we can decide about risk based on our own life experience. The chapter Parenting Perils itself is worth the price of the book. If you are a parent concerned about where this generation of children are heading, this chapter will give you some invaluable guides as to what you need to be doing now for your kids. Take the Risk includes some fascinating stories about Dr. Carson's work with conjoined twins. Overall, it is worth a read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon who encourages his readers to use their brain in judging and analyzing risks that should be taken and those that should be stayed away from. Using powerful anecdotes from the risks he takes every day with his profession and from the high- risk life he lived as a child in Detroit, Carson helps readers see they can take healthy risks everyday that will allow them to grow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book provides the reader with the necessary steps to help them make better informed decision, espcially when it comes to taking some very rsiky steps. Dr. Carson writes about the four questions that he recommends everyone to ask themselves before making a risky move and if there is a small amount of risk then take the step. It is a great book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Take advantage of the life wisdom Dr. Carson has gained. This book could encourage those who have trouble taking risks/making decisions. Dr. Carson shows one way to weigh the pros and cons-to get going with life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far so good