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

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

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.

What drives him? The Big Picture. A vision of something truly worth living for, something that calls forth the best of his amazing talents, energy, and focus.

In The Big Picture, Dr. Carson shares with you the overarching philosophy that has shaped his life, causing him to rise from failure to far-reaching influence. This tape is not about how to succeed—it’s about why to succeed. It’s about broadening your perspectives. It’s about finding a vision for your own life that can reframe your priorities, energize your efforts, and inspire you to make the world a better place.

Drawing on a vast array of experiences in roles ranging from trailblazing surgeon, to public speaker, to husband and family man, Ben Carson shows how you can change your life, your community, your country, even your world, by living in the light of the Big Picture

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-authorof 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310341956
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 392,401
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., became the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1984 at the age of 33, making him the youngest major division director in the hospital's history. He has written and published nine books, four of which were co-authored with Candy, his wife of 40 years. Dr. Carson was the recipient of the 2006 Spingarn Medal. In June 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. U.S. News Media Group and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership recognized Dr. Carson as one of "America's Best Leaders" in 2008. In 2014, the Gallup Organization, in their annual survey, named Dr. Carson as one of the 10 Most Admired Men in the World.

Dr. Carson and his wife are co-founders of the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. In addition, Dr. Carson is now the Honorary National Chairman of the My Faith Votes campaign and continues to work tirelessly for the cause of the American people.

Gregg Lewis is an award-winning author and coauthor of more than fifty books, including Gifted Hands, The Ben Carson Story, Take the Risk and The Big Picture.

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The Big Picture: Getting Perspective on What's Really Important in Life 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is exceptional and awesome!! It is my first Ben Carson book, and I can't put it down! I am constantly telling others about it b/c it's contents are so rich, deep and wonderful! I had a brief opportunity to meet Dr. Carson this past February, and he was amazing in person. To read his book only confirms that fact! Dr. Carson is an anointed vessel, chosen and sent by God. Through The Big Picture, he relates to the human experience of so many unlike anyone else. He understands those from the 'littlest' to the greatest positions in life. He is as wise as a serpent, as bold as a lion yet as humble as a lamb. Dr. Carson empowers your thinking through old fashioned principles that once gave humanity a strong foundation. Anyone can benefit from reading this wonderful piece! I appreciate his meaningful sharing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just left a convention where I paid $100.00 in part to hear Dr. Carson talk. I never knew who he was when he was introduced as one of the guest speakers. He was powerful! He spoke about the book he helped write, 'Think Big' and about his life experiences. As soon as I left the convention center, I immediately felt I had to come home and log onto the computer to find out anything I could about this man. He is outstanding and I am intrigued by him and his life perceptions. He has principals that most of us have surrendered in our lives and he has motivated me to do the best I can with the time I have left. Thank you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is very informal. Dr.Carson really covered a lot of topics in this book. I also think that when people write a book and especially the platform Dr.Carson he had to cover a wide range of topics. Some look up to him as a family man, a top neurosurgeon,and a writer. So I commend him on his effort towards this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read. This book tells it like it is. Every parent and youngster needs this read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Big Picture' is the most inspiring book I have read to date. I admire Dr. Carson, not only as a great surgeon, but as truly a 'nice' person. He is a gift from God. He is humble and he truly loves God. I am sending my best friends a copy of 'The Big Picture' for Christmas. Thank you and God bless you, Dr. Carson. Samuel Lee, M.D.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read Dr. Carson's other books, but none has quite brought things together for me the way this one has. The book puts life into perspective. Plain and simple. It reminds us of what is truly important. I am trying to attend medical school one day and it really made me re-examine my goals once I become a doctor, not just the acquisition of the MD. We tend to focus on one thing at a time and we must also look at the larger pucture. How does it all come together? What kind of mark do you wish to leave on this Earth? I plan to make sure this a book in my son's library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ben Carson's life and his mother's persistence on getting the best out of him makes sense in today's 'me' culture. He looks at the issues in the news and suggests solutions that require thought even if you're not sure you agree on specifics. He surely knows how to get to the bottom of an issue and come up with reasonable suggestions so different from the climate in Washington today.
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