- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 6 hours and 54 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Audible.com Release Date: September 20, 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005O5JJWG
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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Audiobook – Unabridged
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Many components make this book a page turner: Ben Carson faced set backs and hurdles on the road to become a neurosurgeon. However, with hurdles comes resilience. His character comes with humility and kindness. He displays spiritual faith, which pulled him through tough setbacks as a neurosurgeon. Those, of course, are few of the many reasons why I enjoyed reading this book. Carson also adds some wonderful words of wisdom; my favorite, which is derived from the bible, is that "no knowledge gained is ever wasted." In fact, it was his willingness to learn about classical music that was conducive to his acceptance at John Hopkins University.
The lesson that I took away from this book is to never give-up. What Ben Carson had to go through required, by all means, strength, compassion, and an unrelenting pursuit of knowledge and compassion. The real truth is to remain loyal to whatever is your purpose in life and make every effort in moving forward towards it. That is what is most important to me.
Great and inspirational book.
I especially liked the way he declined the limelight after doing a groundbreaking surgery. He could have ridden that wave to fame and fortune, but chose instead to continue to work diligently on behalf of his patients.
I also appreciate the way he prioritizes his time. This is a guy who could go in any direction, but has figured out that keeping family and God foremost is the most important thing he can do. At the same time, doing that has enabled him to achieve as much as he has.
I hope he runs for President! He has my vote. Our nation desperately needs someone with his incisive intelligence and alliance with God.
As an educator I expected the best from myself and tapped for and expected the best from my students and received it. What a joy to watch the excitement and enthusiasm of these students. It was contagious from one class to another.
I too had great roll models who inspired this young slave girl to endure those challenges and frustrations, and my dream came to fruition. I also witnessed and endured the worst of those who wasted their efforts for my purpose as well as others and were paid for wasted time as a decoy of an educator.
This book as well as all his writings should be read by all who desire to " make it work"!
I chose this book because I knew it wood inspire me as all his writings did and will be an inspiration for any age group.