Monday, August 18, 2008
Gifted Hands: The Dr. Ben Carson Story by Dr. Ben Carson with Cecil Murphey
I’ve got a lot of “favorite” books, but one of my top ones is “GIFTED HANDS: THE DR. BEN CARSON STORY” by Dr. Ben Carson with Cecil Murphey. It’s a memoir of how Dr. Carson grew up in a poor, African American neighborhood, and yet, because of his mother’s love and influence, he went on to become head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
It’s an amazingly inspiring book! I read it first as a teen, and then again a year or two ago, and I HIGHLY recommend it. It sends the message that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to, despite your circumstances, if you really work hard, and put all you’ve got into it. :o)