Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story  -     By: Ben Carson M.D., Cecil Murphey
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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Zondervan / 1992 / Paperback

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The inspiring story of an inner-city kid with poor grades and little motivation, who at age thiry-three, became director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins University Hospital. It reveals a man with humility, decency, compassion, courage, and sensitvity who serves as a role model for youg people {and everyone else} in need of encouragement to attempt the seemingly impossible and to excal in whatever they attempt. Dr. Carlson also describes the key role that is highly intelligent though relatively uneducated mother played in his metamorphosis from an unmotivated ghetto youngster to one of the most respected neurosurgeons in the world.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 1992
Dimensions: 5 1/2 X 8 (inches)
ISBN: 0310546516
ISBN-13: 9780310546511
UPC: 025986546519
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

Gifted Hands by and about Ben Carson, M.D., is the inspiring story of an inner-city kid with poor grades and little motivation, who, at age thirty-three, became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Gifted Hands will transplace 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. In 1987, Dr. Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head -- an extremely complex and delicate operation that was five months of planning and twenty-two hours of actual surgery, involving a surgical plan that Carson helped initiate. Gifted Hands reveals a man with humility, decency, compassion, courage, and sensitivity who serves as a role model for young people (and everyone else) in need of encouragement to attempt the seemingly impossible and to excel in whatever they attempt. Dr. Carson also describes the key role that his highly intelligent though relatively uneducated mother played in his metamorphosis from an unmotivated ghetto youngster into one of the most respected neurosurgeons in the world.

Author Bio

Dr.  Carson is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 1984, he was named director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a position he retired from in 2013. In 2008, he was named the inaugural recipient of a professorship in his name, the Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N., Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Also in 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the land. He was the keynote speaker for the President’s National Prayer Breakfasts in 1997 and 2013. Through his philanthropic foundation, the Carson Scholars Fund, he strives to maximize the intellectual potential of every child. An internationally renowned physician, Dr. Carson has authored over a hundred neurosurgical publications and has been awarded more than sixty honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations. Dr. Carson has written six best-selling books, and his fifth book, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great, released in early 2012, made the New York Times Bestseller List.  His sixth book, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future, was released in 2014, and became a number one New York Times bestseller.  He is a syndicated columnist and a highly sought-after, world-renowned inspirational and motivational speaker.

Cecil Murphey, author of 112 books, has also assisted well-known personalities in writing their biographies.

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  1. OH
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Gifted Hands in more ways than one!
    November 12, 2014
    daisy
    OH
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.
    This book is a "must read!" I wish Dr. Carson Gods richest blessings as he continues to keep Him

    first in his life. As many with that talent totally forget where the blessings come from and give themselves the credit instead of God where it belongs. My solute to Ben's Mom! She is an amazing woman of strength. I myself buried my head in studying in school to avoid the mocking that continued all through the grades. And its still hard to face some of the fellow students today. They try so hard to be nice, but they never made their wrongs right.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Truly touching story from a very honorable man!
    August 22, 2014
    Tiwit
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.
    Such an inspiring story of the life of this amazing man. It makes you laugh and makes you cry as Dr Carson's life story unfolds. It just put another stamp of confirmation on the high esteem with which I regard this man who shares his faith as easily as he shares his vast medical knowledge. He binds it all together with a rare dose of common sense thinking and always is quick to give credit to others who influenced his life as well as thanks to God for his "gifted hands." A very special read!
  3. Petaluma, Calif.
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Miraculous Neurosurgeon
    November 23, 2013
    geewillicker 777
    Petaluma, Calif.
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.
    Dr. Ben Carson, was the first Doctor in the world, to seperate Siamese Twins.

    He started as a kid without a father, and with a mother who workd three jobs, to pay the bills.

    Ben was having problems in school, and his Mom, who had only a third grade education, and couldn't read, told her two sons, that they had to read a book a week, and write a book report, and then give it to her to read; but they didn't know she couldn't read.

    Ben started reading history and archaeology books, and while in school, he was able to answer all the teachers questions; and went from dumb Benny, to the most knowledgeable person in class.

    Before Ben performed any operation, he would Pray to God, and have his whole team be all Christians, who also prayed before surgeries.

    Dr. Carson soon, at around 35 years old, seperated twins, in Africa, a well as other countries; from his position as Head of Pediatriac Neurosurgery, at John's-Hopkins Medical Clinic.

    He is now running for a position in the Us Congress.

    He is a Christian and world renowned Authority on Seperating Siamese Twins.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A very worthwhile read
    September 19, 2013
    Janet Shaffer
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.
    Just in the past year have I become aware of Ben Carson and have been fascinated with his wisdom and his life history. Even as he gives a first hand account of his many accomplishments, I don't hear pride, but a humility for what God has allowed and enabled him to do in his life. Though he worked hard and studied long, it was his faith in God that brought him to the successful person he is today. I have passed my copy along to my sister.
  5. New Hampshire
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent read!
    May 31, 2013
    Bloomandgrow
    New Hampshire
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.
    This book should be a must read in every school/homeschool in America. Truly inspirational. Dr. Carson speaks in his book as if he were talking directly to you. His humble personality shines through in every page and keeps you engaged till the end. Easy to read and understand. My 12 now 13 year old loved the book and has been motivated to learn as Mr. Carson learned leaving no stone unturned. Thank you Dr. Carson for being such an incredible role model and sharing your story.
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