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Compre o livro Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story na confira He has written and published nine books, four of which were co-authored with. Ben Carson, M.D., works medical miracles. Today, he's one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey. In , Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first Gifted Hands is the riveting story of one man's secret for success, tested.

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Please try again later. DVD Verified download. This movie is an inspiring story on every level. I would not have heard of this autobiographical story except for Dr. Ben Carson's run for the presidency this year.

He grew up in tremendous poverty in inner-city Detroit, and was well down the road to failure. All he had going for him was his single mother, who was illiterate but deeply faithful.

She would not let her boys give up. When they wanted to watch television, she demanded they read books each week and report to her. An adolescent crisis turned young Ben to faith, and cemented his commitment to scholarship.

His increasing achievements in university and medical school were not enough to fully blunt the idiotic prejudices of a few people in his career. Carson overcame these obstacles the way minorities often do: Carson became a pioneer in pediatric neurosurgery, becoming the first to separate conjoined twins joined at the head in a hour marathon operation in Carson appears in a cameo in the movie with his wife - see if you can spot him!

He is interviewed in a special feature, and is astonishingly humble and genial for such a phenomenally talented man. I will only add that I expect America to benefit from his public service starting next year. No, not everyone is capable of doing everything. Nevertheless, this movie should inspire the hopeless, who have given up on improving their lives: When I first saw this movie on TNT in January I was so impressed I began an immediate search for a copy to show my adult children and my grandchildren.

This movie is so inspiring for school students, for mothers, for any adult who has not had the self-discipline myself to do what is necessary to reach important goals. He certainly deserves all the wonderful things that came into his later life. I could not find the movie in January, so I read several of his books--a good idea even if you see the movie. He has more to offer than the movie could possibly show. This movie may never win a Hollywood oscar, but it is 1 on my list of family movie greats.

This movie planted a seed in the mind of my 10 year old. Meanwhile his mother made an impression on ME! So encouraging and wonderful. I never thought a movie could change our lives.

But it did. My son wants to be a surgeon now. He's 11 and is already highly interested in orthopedics. Thank you Ben and Mama Carson. I owe ya. One person found this helpful. I've always had a soft spot for Cuba Gooding, Jr. This story, which is based on true incidents tells all of us that if we really want, we can become the best of the best, if that is our desire.

Ben Carson is a great doctor and a good man. Ben Carson came from hard life beginnings but he had one of the types of mom's that inspire one to make a difference with their lives.

The story unfolds nicely in the DVD and some parts are over-dramatized but all in all the story plays out well.

In real life Ben Carson has morphed into an ultra conservative mouthpiece. Ben Carson spouts the conservative line which is fine since I value freedom of speech even when I do not agree entirely with what is being shared. I understand where Ben Carson's values originate because; my grandmother was a hard core republican.

My grandmother also drilled into me strong moral values, personal responsibility and self reliance rather than being chronically dependant.

In looking at Gifted hands I saw so much of my own upbringing and you can't augue with success. My grandmother was a hard core republican as such she taught us all how to play the game of building for future success.

I was taught the the same values as Ben Carson. I was encouraged to dream big and let nothing or no one stop me. I was taught I could achieve anything I set my mind to doing my race not withstanding.

While I did not do as well as Ben carson, I did do extremely well for a black autistic kid everyone felt should be institutionalized and forgotten. Gifted Hands has a great message that says success is accessible but only if you apply yourself and keep fighting for success even as avenues to success appear few and far between. The message of Gifted Hands is one of fighting to achieve success even when doing so is a struggle of epic proportions.

Gifted hands inspires those who watch and for that it earns my five star rating. I was very excited and interested to Take two hours and restore your faith in humanity. The movie starring Cuba Gooding Jr. View all 4 comments.

May 05, Ronna rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the true story of a remarkable man, and what led to his success. Carson is the head pediatric neurosurgeon at John Hopkins.

He began his life as a child in Detroit, Michigan. His Mom, who Dr Carson attributed much of his success to, was one of 20 plus siblings. She married at 13, and when Ben and his brother were young boys, they found out that his dad was a bigamist. When he left Ben's family, he was never seen by them again. Ben's Mom's third grade education assured her the necessi This is the true story of a remarkable man, and what led to his success.

Ben's Mom's third grade education assured her the necessity of working three jobs to support her family. It was this attitude that started Ben and his brother on their road to success. She fostered the attitudeYou are responsible for your life success--if you work hard you will succeedif you are not succeeding, it's YOUR responsibility to make the changes to succeed!!

Dr Carson tells of his early years of poor grades; his Mom's rules to insure that her boys would do their best in school; his raise to top student in his classes; his issues with a bad temper; his continuous faith and prayers to Jesus Christ; his raise in the medical field; his wonderful married life; and the medical procedures that led to saving lives of children with medical brain issues. There is a YA version for the very young also!!

The writing was very interesting, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book!! Sep 11, Camille rated it it was ok. Ben Carson is a gifted surgeon Gifted Hands is inspiring as he gives all the credit to God for what he has accomplished. I feel the story borders on fantasy, and doesn't show him as a hard worker.

It would have been more refreshing if things didn't seem to just "come" to him. I hope that Ben Carson will run for President.

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This is the type of person we need to lead America back to our foundation. In his book "Gifted Hands" he shares his life story and what a story it is.

Raised by a single Mom, he grows up without much of material things. He worked very hard to become a world renowned neurosurgeon. This book was also produced as a movie. I trust you will enjoy the quotes below: Why do we fault others? The person who has the most to do with what happens to you is you! You can do it! Anybody can dress up on the outside and be dead inside. Influence could get me inside the door, but my productivity and the quality of my work were the real tests.

The principle goes like this: The culture in which we live stresses looking out for number one. Without adopting such a self-centered value system, we can demand the best of ourselves while we are extending our hands to help others. Develop those talents and use them in the career you choose. Remembering T for talent puts you far ahead of the game if you take advantage of what God gives you.

When you are always on time, people can depend on you. You prove your trustworthiness. Learn not to waste time, because time is money and time is effort. Time usage is also a talent. God gives some people the ability to manage time.

The rest of us have to learn how And we can. Anticipate good things; watch for them. The same with telling lies.

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Speaking the truth each time makes life amazingly simple. Benefit from their mistakes instead of repeating them. Read good books like the Bible because they open up new worlds of understanding. It takes much less energy to be nice than it does to be mean.

If you are knowledgeable, particularly more knowledgeable than anybody else in a field, you become invaluable and write your own ticket. When you read, your mind must work by taking in letters and connecting them to form words. Words make themselves into thoughts and concepts. Developing good reading habits is something like being a champion weightlifter.

He toned his muscles, beginning with lighter weights, always building up, and preparing for more. We develop our minds by reading, by thinking, by figuring out things for ourselves. In-depth learners find that the acquired knowledge becomes a part of them. They understand more about themselves and their world. They keep building on prior understanding by piling on new information. Never drop God out of your life. Feb 19, Jonna Higgins-Freese rated it did not like it.

Now I know why. The first part of the book, in which Carson recounts his early childhood and the difficulties he overcame at that time, as well as his gratitude to his mother, was readable. Fair enough. The later sections, in which he describes his work as a surgeon, was awful -- poorly edited to the point of being nearly unreadable, and self-congratulatory to the point of nausea.

He often says that what he does is the work of a team, but that doesn't come through in the narrative. Much of the last half of the book appears to have been a rough first draft tossed off by a junior high-age writer, rather than a polished narrative for publication. The last line of the narrative proper, "My wife, my sons -- they are the most important part of my life" -- have almost nothing to do with the story he's told up to that point, or the choices he's made.

He does mention that he goes home each night in time to put his sons to bed. Clearly, being a surgeon is the kind of job that routinely requires hour work weeks. But to then say his family is the most important thing -- it simply didn't fit together. Or at least, one can see that it's certainly possible that one's family can be "the most important thing" even if one doesn't get to spend much time with them I certainly experience that in the requirements of my own work life , but nothing he'd written to that point supported that conclusion.

In it, Dreger argues quite compellingly, based on narrative evidence from conjoined twins themselves, that separating conjoined twins tells us more about mainstream culture's drive to "normalize" than the actual needs and wants of conjoined twins. Finally, I read this book because Carson is to be the featured speaker at the National Association for Developmental Education conference later this month. I am puzzled by his selection for that venue.

Carson did not use developmental education -- he went to college prepared for credit bearing work. Mar 28, Colleen rated it really liked it. I saw this man in clips from the National Prayer Breakfast and was so impressed by him. Learning more about him, I found out that he was a world renowned neurosurgeon out of Johns Hopkins. One of my sons needed brain surgery as an infant so I probably know more information about the brain than the typical stay at home mother, I have even met doctors that I know more than sad.

My second reason for finding him interesting is that my son-in-law is in residency for neurosurgery and everyone tell m I saw this man in clips from the National Prayer Breakfast and was so impressed by him. My second reason for finding him interesting is that my son-in-law is in residency for neurosurgery and everyone tell me neurosurgeons are mean, so I wanted to find out what a neurosurgeon's life is really like.

In fact it was my son-in-law who lent me the book. I really enjoyed this book a lot. Here was a man raised in poverty, by a single mom, who rose to be one of the best scientific brains in the world.

A man who had to work hard to overcome challenges but never once blamed anyone but himself if he didn't. I love how he credits his mom for helping him be better. Even with all his famous surgeries he thanks God for being there and helping him out. He realizes he is a good surgeon, but only because of the talents the Lord gave him.

I wish this was required reading in high schools.

I think every child regardless of their place in the world could benefit from this. Dec 16, Lisa Asanuma rated it it was amazing. I read this for a biography paper I did in elementary school, and I'm embarrassed to say that it usually takes a school assignment in order for me to read nonfiction something I'll have to change, as I'm now obviously out of school.

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I really should re-read this, because I don't remember much about it at all, except for what the Cuba Gooding Jr.

TV movie stirred up for me, and the fact that Dr. Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist, along with, of course, the basics of the brilliant procedure Carso I read this for a biography paper I did in elementary school, and I'm embarrassed to say that it usually takes a school assignment in order for me to read nonfiction something I'll have to change, as I'm now obviously out of school. Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist, along with, of course, the basics of the brilliant procedure Carson is known for.

What really impresses me about this book now that I look back at it, though, is that while it was written by a man with vast medical knowledge, and does contain its share of jargon, the writing is clear enough that I understood so much of the medical stuff even then.

A professor of mine once mentioned an author I want to say D. Lawrence, but that could just be because he was one of the prof's faves who would read everything he wrote to his neighbor, a little old woman who wasn't particularly educated, and if she didn't understand what his writing was talking about, he'd go back and write it over again.

Ben Carson made me understand what was going on in a brain surgery when I was ten. That's good writing. Aug 31, Beth rated it it was amazing. A surgeon's long journey from knife-wielding, street fighter in Detroit to master of the scalpel--a leader in pediatric neurosugery.

I admired the way he gave God credit for his successes and the influence of his mother, who only went as far as 3rd grade herself.

A wonderful book! I really enjoyed reading about Ben Carson and his story. The whole premise of this book can be shared in Ben's statement that "It's my belief that God gives us all gifts, special abilities that we have the privilege of developing to help us serve Him and humanity. One of his biggest influences was from his mother, A wonderful book!

One of his biggest influences was from his mother, who always encouraged him to be the best he could be, that it didn't matter what color he was or any body elseit's who you are on the inside that matters.

His mother had only received a third grade education, however, she was a hard worker and encouraged Ben and his older brother to do well in school, having them read two books every week and were only allowed to watch three television shows a week. I particularly liked Ben's belief in God and how he recognized His hand throughout his life. Ben never took credit for his accomplishments, but returned the credit to God directing his hands during surgery or for influencing the paths he took in his life.

He also acknowledged the talent with whom he worked with and knew that nothing could happen without teamwork. He believed, "God has an overall plan for people's lives and the details get worked out along the way, even though we usually have no idea what's going on.

We willwe all do. How we view those problems determines how we end up. If we choose to see the obstacles in our path as barriers, we stop trying Successful people don't have fewer problems.

They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward. Whatever direction we choose, if we can realize that every hurdle we jump strengthens and prepares us for the next one, we're already on the way to success. This book is full of hope and encourages all to be the best we can be, while helping others along the way. Jan 30, Kelly rated it liked it. This is a well written book. I have mixed reviews of Ben Carson. His talent and drive is unmeasurable, and his most admireable quality is his relationship and respect for God.

But there isn't much he does not htink of himself. His arrogance in his own abilities at times put me off. Several times in his book her dismisses everyone else's opinion and continues to do as he pleases. I am not sure whether that is a lesson for me in needing to belive in yourself or permission to be completely self-abs This is a well written book.

I am not sure whether that is a lesson for me in needing to belive in yourself or permission to be completely self-absorbed. He has had an amazing life. His willingness to work and overcome everything father, upbringing, predudices, impossible surgeries ect. But i ofter asked my self while reading this He speaks of his wife with love and respect but where is she in all this.

She was also a Harvard student, talented in her own rights What about his boys? HIs faith in GOd and what God has done is amazing. But several times I asked what happens when God does not anwser.. It seemed that he was never tested that way. That he never had to accept "God's will".

Or was he so comfortable with his abilities that if he did his best he was off the hook? Random thoughts that kept me thinking throughout the book. Aug 16, John of Canada rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Any one who loves motivation,and a positive message. I first became aware of Ben Carson when he was being interviewed and said about politics: Carson has written one of the best motivational books I've come across.

He is not afraid to honour his belief in God. I am sort of glad he didn't become President. A man of his class and character shouldn't have to deal with a vicious prevaricating media. This is the second biogr I first became aware of Ben Carson when he was being interviewed and said about politics: This is the second biography I've read about Black neurosurgeons,Dr.

Keith Black's was the first. I have learned enough about their work that my offer of free brain surgery still stands! Read both of these books. I would also read anything by Ben's mother. What a remarkably superior human being. I really appreciated the Christian faith of Ben Carson and how he isn't afraid to mention how much it made up his perspective and life.

At times I was prepared to hear more of his struggle in being a black male in the white world of the medicine, he was very fortunate that most of it was positive and didn't stop him from achievement. Jan 21, Lauren Cecile added it. I really admired him way back then. May 07, Lois rated it it was amazing. Written in , Gifted Hands is the autobiography of Ben Carson, who became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins at the ripe old age of Growing up in Detroit, the son of a single black woman with a third grade education, it would be expected that Carson would dissolve into inner city oblivion.

Instead, because of his mother's vision of potential, Ben and his brother both rose to prominence in their respective fields. I found his mother's story to be inspiring. A simple demand Written in , Gifted Hands is the autobiography of Ben Carson, who became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins at the ripe old age of A simple demand that her sons limit television viewing and read books instead when she couldn't read herself Carson believes was instrumental in their success in school.

She never made excuses, cast blame, and instead took responsibility for her children. Carson tells it all, from his bad attitudes and laziness, to people who helped him along the way.

Approximately half way through the book after he started working at Johns Hopkins he explains many of the cases he took on as a pediatric neurosurgeon. He is most famous for separating conjoined twins, which at that point had never been successfully done. He credits his team members in the hour operation, and explained the planning of the operation 5 months ahead of time. I found all that fascinating. Finally, he encourages young people to think big, an acronym which he explains in greater depth.

He genuinely has a heart for young people, and I think this book should be required reading for every teenager. He concludes with this admonition: We will--we all do. However, if we choose to see the obstacles as hurdles, we can leap over them. My dad gave me this book and made me read it. It's basically the autobiography of Dr. Ben Carson, a world renowned neurosurgeon that made headlines worldwide for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head.

The first half of the book is about his life. From his childhood through med-school, through his marriage and his children. His story is very interesting. He comes from a broken family, his mother raised him and his brother by herself in down-to My dad gave me this book and made me read it.

He comes from a broken family, his mother raised him and his brother by herself in down-town Detroit. Her mother works as a maid and the family barely gets by. The young Ben struggles at school and gets low grades, then her mother forces them to drop watching TV and playing outside. She forces them to borrow and read books from the library.

At first he hates this but then learns to love books. Eventually, his grades go up until he eventually graduates with high honors and gets into Yale, then later on Johns Hopkins. Through it all he encounters difficulties like his rage, fights, peer-pressure, among other things. But he gets through them all. The other half of the book is basically about the preparation and operation of the Siamese twins and some of his other patients.

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. May 06, Erika B. He toned his muscles, beginning with lighter weights, always building up "I emphasize that active learning from reading is better than passive learning such as listening to lectures or watching television.

Carson's story! From the ghetto to the operating table, he has lead one cool surgeon life. I loved his different views on God, racism, and the effort that it takes to achieve your dreams.You prove your trustworthiness. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I just decided to read it in its entirety. He married his wife, Candy, in after they met at Yale and they have three sons. The youth of today's volatile world have special need for mentors such as Dr. View all 5 comments.