When he was eight years old, Ben Carson was called the class dummy, but his mother never gave up on him. She turned off the TV and made him read two books a week.Finally his grades turned around, but in a fit of rage, he almost stabbed one of his best friends. Today he is director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University as well as the author of several inspiring books. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
Take an up-close and personal look into the lives of some well-known Christians who are successful leaders in their careers. The Today's Heroes series features everyday people who overcame great adversity to become modern-day heroes. Kids ages eight to twelve will be inspired by the compelling stories of courageous individuals who are making a real difference. In Today's Heroes: Ben Carson, learn the inspiring story of an inner-city kid who went from 'class dummy' to a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon. Many had given up on Ben, including himself, but his mother never did. She encouraged him to do better and reach higher for his dreams. Just when things seemed like they were going well, in a fit of rage, Ben does the unthinkable and nearly kills one his best friends. Read how Ben Carlson was able to accomplish his dream through faith and determination.
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.
Deborah Shaw Lewis has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books, has taught school, does professional storytelling, speaks on motherhood and family issues, and holds a master's degree in early childhood development. She and Gregg are the parents of five children.