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3.71714285714286 out of 53.71714285714286 out of 53.71714285714286 out of 53.71714285714286 out of 53.71714285714286 out of 5 3.72 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Carson, Ben Carson, M.D. Narrator: Ben Carson, Ben Carson, M.D. Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9780310267553
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By avoiding risk, are you also avoiding the full potential of your life? The surgery was as risky as anything Dr. Ben Carson had seen. The Bijani sisters — conjoined twins — shared part of a skull, brain tissue, and crucial blood flow. One or both of them could die during the operation. But the women wanted separate lives. And they were willing to accept the risk to reach the goal, even against the advice of their doctors … As a child on the dangerous streets of Detroit, and as a surgeon in operating theaters around the world, Dr. Ben Carson has learned all about risk — he faces it on a daily basis. Out of his perilous childhood, a world-class surgeon emerged precisely because of the risks Dr. Carson was willing to take. In his compelling book, he examines our safety-at-all-costs culture and the meaning of risk and security in our lives. In our 21st-century world, we insulate ourselves with safety. We insure everything from vacations to cell phones. We go on low-cholesterol diets and buy low-risk mutual funds. But in the end, everyone faces risk, like the Bijani twins did with their brave decision. Even if our choices are not so dramatic or the outcome so heartbreaking, what does it mean if we back away instead of move forward? Have we so muffled our hearts and minds that we fail to reach for all that life can offer us — and all that we can offer life? Take the Risk guides the listener through an examination of risk, including: • A short review of risk-taking in history. • An assessment of the real costs and rewards of risk. • Learning how to assess and accept risks. • Understanding how risk reveals the purpose of your lives. Dr. Carson shares personal stories of decisions he’s made as a surgeon and a man, each story showing the adventure that risk can contain — it is the essence of our life’s journey. Included is the author’s personal risk grid. With this tool, you’ll learn how to quickly sum up a risk, judge its acceptability and move forward confidently with your decision in hand. Most of all, Take the Risk challenges us to reaffirm that our lives have great purpose, and that risking wisely is the gateway to dreams fulfilled and a legacy of influence in the world around us. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benny Ngulube | 10/5/2012

    " Its a nice book to read because it inspires me a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giancarlo | 12/12/2010

    " Dr. Carson books and life are truly inspiring. Take the risk is a great and fast read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Njesus | 6/19/2009

    " Ben Carson seems to be a neat man with an amazing story and a thought provoking message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Rich | 2/16/2009

    " Dr. Ben Carson discusses some useful life lessons. A man who grew up in poverty and overcame many obstacles to graduate from college, become a physician, marry and raise a family, Dr. Carson has fascinating insights into dealing with stress, challenges, and adversity. His life inspires me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 8/16/2008

    " Makes you think some... and some of the stuff is just things that it's like "finally, someone says that!". The last 2 chapters are a little off tho', in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenifer | 7/27/2008

    " His approach to making important and everyday choices has influenced me. I've used his decision making (Best if do and worst if do, best if don't, worst if don't) plan with my kids and it works to get the melodrama put in it's place so a decision can be made. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/10/2008

    " I liked some parts of this book, but a lot of it is dry. I felt like it was longer than it needed to be. "

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About the Author
Author Ben Carson

Benjamin Carson, MD, is a professor of neurosurgery, plastic surgery, oncology, and pediatrics, and the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He serves on the boards of the Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and the Academy of Achievement, among others, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation. He and his wife, Candy, cofounded the Carson Scholars Fund, a 501(c)3 established to counteract America's crisis in education by identifying and rewarding academic role models in the fourth through eleventh grades, regardless of race, creed, religion and socio-economic status, who also demonstrate humanitarian qualities. There are over 4,800 such scholars in forty-five states. Ben and Candy are the parents of three grown sons and reside in Baltimore County, Maryland.