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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (231 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Ben Carson Narrator: Dr. Ben Carson Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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In his grade school days, Ben Carson would hardly have been voted most likely to become a famous surgeon. His classmates had already given him another label: class dummy. Then a light clicked on for Ben - and a consuming passion for learning that catapulted him from zero test grades to a Yale scholarship, a pioneering role in modern medicine, and an influence that has extended from inner-city schools to corporate boardrooms and Washington corridors of power.

What made the difference? Belief in his own potential, a commitment to education, and making the most of his opportunities to learn, determination to make the world a better place, and faith in a God who knows no limits. Seeing the big picture. In The Big Picture, Ben Carson reveals the spiritual and philosophical foundations that undergird not just his dramatic career, but his approach to all of life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alysia | 12/29/2013

    " Truly one of my role models in life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Traci | 12/16/2013

    " LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. This doctor has such an incredible story to tell. This is a great read aloud to children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 11/29/2013

    " This confirms that people can do anything that they make a priority. It was very uplifting for me to read about how Carson became a neurosurgeon amid the disadvantages he faced. His philosophy with regard to achievement can be applied to any situation. His humanitarian attitude is to be commended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Herald | 10/3/2013

    " Love Dr. Ben Carson. His entire story is one of strong faith, amazing gifts and God's grace and guidance on this journey of life. Another overcomer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kamal | 4/14/2013

    " Great story...great life... but misses the mark with its too simplistic of an approach and lot of repetition.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 2/8/2013

    " I really liked Ben Carson when I read his first book,but in the years since I have felt even more love and respect for this gifted surgeon as we have become friends with the family of one of his pediatric patients who is now a thriving teenager! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 12/8/2012

    " Inspiring. I appreciate his strong convictions and communication of truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shin Hum | 9/18/2012

    " Very touching book on growing up in a slum and becoming one of the best neurosurgeon doctor in John Hopkins. This is what I call a real doctor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 8/25/2012

    " Addresses a lot of big issues in the world today, and gives a lot to think about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christabelle | 6/23/2012

    " Another inspiring novel by carson! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve lockwood | 6/23/2012

    " He began as the dumbest in his class and is now one of the 'smartest in the world'. Encouraging for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priscilla | 3/19/2012

    " Ben was about why u should succeed. I learn t that i need to work hard and Neva to follow bad peers (People who Encourage Errors, Rudeness and Stupidity). Also education was truly the great equalizer. Faith was also not left out in the first two chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 11/11/2011

    " A wise friend recommended this book. Loved the author's outlook on parenting and education. Wide variety of topics from health care to racial diversity. Underlying theme promotes race relations/understanding. The author is a brain surgeon that specializes in separating siamese twins. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda Nelson | 7/15/2011

    " Again, I'm biased here. I attend the same discussion group at church with Dr. Carson. This man is truly an amazingly humble human being. I'm blessed to have made his acquaintance. His story is amazing and his dedication to family is inpsiring ... he leads by example. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilee | 5/26/2011

    " Almost 14 years ago, Ben Carson was warning of the problems with our health care system - it's a shame no one listened! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nje | 5/23/2011

    " I had wanted to read this book for several years before I finally got a copy. It is a good recup of all his earlier book and more. I just feel encouraged to give my very best in whatever I do when I read Dr. Carson's book and this is no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mo | 4/28/2011

    " Was ok. Referral from Mom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 4/19/2011

    " Love Dr. Ben Carson. His entire story is one of strong faith, amazing gifts and God's grace and guidance on this journey of life. Another overcomer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aurora | 7/27/2010

    " Dr. Ben Carson's story is so inspiring!!! Whether you're interested in the medical field or not, his story or perseverence is just absolutely astounding and definitely worth the read! =)

    (if you saw my review for 'Gifted Hands', that was a mistake! i read 'The Big Picture') "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/11/2010

    " He began as the dumbest in his class and is now one of the 'smartest in the world'. Encouraging for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Traci | 7/24/2009

    " LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. This doctor has such an incredible story to tell. This is a great read aloud to children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 9/29/2008

    " Very uplifting and inspiring. I would love to attend one of his seminars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kamal | 7/30/2008

    " Great story...great life... but misses the mark with its too simplistic of an approach and lot of repetition..
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 7/1/2008

    " I really liked Ben Carson when I read his first book,but in the years since I have felt even more love and respect for this gifted surgeon as we have become friends with the family of one of his pediatric patients who is now a thriving teenager! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 5/18/2008

    " A wise friend recommended this book. Loved the author's outlook on parenting and education. Wide variety of topics from health care to racial diversity. Underlying theme promotes race relations/understanding. The author is a brain surgeon that specializes in separating siamese twins. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda | 3/23/2008

    " Again, I'm biased here. I attend the same discussion group at church with Dr. Carson. This man is truly an amazingly humble human being. I'm blessed to have made his acquaintance. His story is amazing and his dedication to family is inpsiring ... he leads by example. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priscilla | 10/4/2007

    " Ben was about why u should succeed. I learn t that i need to work hard and Neva to follow bad peers (People who Encourage Errors, Rudeness and Stupidity). Also education was truly the great equalizer. Faith was also not left out in the first two chapters. "

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