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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,232 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Carson Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. The extremely complex and delicate operation, five months in the planning and twenty-two hours in the execution, involved a surgical plan that Carson helped initiate. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removed one half of their brain.

But such breakthroughs aren't unusual for Ben Carson. He's been beating the odds since he was a child. Raised in inner-city Detroit by a mother with a third-grade education, Ben lacked motivation. He had terrible grades. And a pathological temper threatened to put him in jail. But Sonya Carson convinced her son that he could make something of his life, even though everything around him said otherwise. Trust in God, a relentless belief in his own capabilities, and sheer determination catapulted Ben from failing grades to the top of his class - and beyond to a Yale scholarship, the University of Michigan Medical School, and finally, at age 33, to the directorship of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Today, Dr. Ben Carson holds 20 honorary doctorates and is the possessor of a long string of honors and awards, including the Horatio Alger Award, induction into the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, and an invitation as Keynote Speaker at the 1997 President's National Prayer Breakfast.

Gifted Hands is the riveting story of one man's secret for success, tested against daunting odds and driven by an incredible mindset that dares to take risks. This inspiring autobiography takes 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. Through it a... Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sharon E. | 2/20/2014

    " I met Dr. Ben Carson when I bought his book at a conference, and he signed it for me... I love signed books!!!! Very inspiring story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pevolpez | 2/16/2014

    " Good Book of inspirattion! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kendra | 2/12/2014

    " Really inspiring. I love true stories - and this is a great one to read. Uplifting. It makes you want to go out and accomplish things against all odds. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rachel Ireland | 2/11/2014

    " I'm so torn on this book. All the makings of an inspirational story but it just didn't inspire me. I felt Dr. Carson came across as arrogant at times. An amazing Dr. No less but at times his story seemed unbelievable and without heart. "

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