America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great  -     By: Ben Carson M.D., Candy Carson
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America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

Zondervan / 2012 / Hardcover

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Ben Carson has seen firsthand the best and worst of what America has to offer. From his own childhood of crippling poverty to his brilliant career as a world-renowned surgeon and humanitarian, Ben Carson has sought to solve problems in his own life and the lives of others through education, hard work, and perseverance.
In America the Beautiful he turns his attention to many of the issues facing America today--healthcare, education, capitalism and more, to explore what is great about our nation, and what needs to be addressed. You'll gain new insights on our nation's origins, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our educational system and more. America the Beautiful is a stirring manifesto of the values that have shaped America's past and must shape her future. You'll be inspired to heed the call to use your God-given talents to improve your life, the nation, and our world.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0310330718
ISBN-13: 9780310330714
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What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand: … what is good about America … where we have gone astray … which fundamental beliefs have guided America from her founding into preeminence among nations Written by a man who has experienced America’s best and worst firsthand, America the Beautiful is at once alarming, convicting, and inspiring. You’ll gain new perspectives on our nation’s origins, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our educational system, capitalism versus socialism, our moral fabric, healthcare, and much more. An incisive manifesto of the values that shaped America’s past and must shape her future, America the Beautiful calls us all to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world.

Author Bio

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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  1. Mary Anne Piaget
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great read
    January 14, 2014
    Mary Anne Piaget
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    Although I'm not American, I follow what's happening in the States with interest, as it's a kind of barometer to the western world. I love Carson's insight and logical conclusions. I also love how he non-apologetically interweaves his faith throughout the book.

    Highly recommend it!
  2. Suzy
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    October 11, 2013
    Suzy
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    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    Excellent book with many points to ponder concerning our country, where we have come from and where we are headed. Includes practical ideas for getting the US headed in the right direction.
  3. Janet Shaffer
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    I am impressed
    September 19, 2013
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    Ben Carson has a wisdom that could be put to good use if those in authority in our country would take it into consideration. Many of his answers to the issues facing our country are simple, so simple that one wonders why some of our elite in office have not implemented any of them. I believe Ben Carson is a voice that needs to be heard. He may not have all the answers, but what he says makes more sense to me then anything else I have heard or seen Anyone who remembers what we were like as a nation, even 50 years ago and would like it to return to some resemblance of what we were, will enjoy this book, but might also be challenged to do whatever possible to help bring the needed changes.
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    Kwife
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    This is a must-read for anyone in the US from middle-school age and above. Ben Carson shares a wealth of Godly wisdom and common sense, and relates it to what is needed to bring our nation back to economic health. The information needs to be applied to our personal lives, and then nationally. It is a very encouraging book and shows how to aim our efforts in the right direction in order to succeed.
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    April 26, 2013
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    Ben takes a straight forward approach to many of the problems America is facing. His reflection on the past and view of the future should be read with great thought by every American.
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