I had the privilege of listening to and meeting Ben Carson in person in Tampa, FL. I bought this book, read it, and developed a lesson plan for it to use with my low-performing high school students (the top performers read Gifted Hands). Although they sometimes said it felt "preachy", they enjoyed it. They all took something from the book, and that is what was important to me. I wanted my students to understand the importance of understanding and treatment of each other. Why should honors students be the only ones to get his message and develop a plan?
This is still, after sixteen years when I first read this book and shared it with Christian school teachers I was supervising, one of the best books I have seen that challenges young students to become readers. I am now sharing it with my grandsons, and teachers that used this book 16 years ago in their curriculum are still introducing this book to their current students. I am grateful this book is still in print with an updated presentation.
This book is an excellent book. I loaned it out once to a high school principal and after she returned it she said she was going to look into getting more copies of the book to give away. The title of the book "Think Big" is used as an acronym for success. Each letter of the title is a word of something you need for success. The last letter "G" is for God. It is at the end of the letters, but as stated by the author without God in your life you won't have true success. I would definitely recommend this book.