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You Have a Brain

By: Gregg Lewis,Deborah Shaw Lewis,Ben Carson MD
Narrated by: Dan John Miller
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Summary

Throughout his life, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson has needed to overcome many obstacles: His father leaving the family; being considered stupid by his classmates in grade school; growing up in inner-city Detroit; and having a violent temper. But Dr. Carson didn't let his circumstances control him and instead discovered eight principles that helped shape his future.

In You Have a Brain: A Teen's Guide to Think Big, Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of Thinking Big - Talent, Honesty, Integrity, Being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth Learning, and God - and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life. By applying the idea of T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. to your life, and by looking at those around you as well, you too can overcome obstacles and work toward achieving your dreams.

©2015 American Business Collaborative, LLC. (P)2015 Zondervan

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Great!

loved it and it's a great book to read for all ages even adults! thank you Dr.

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  • MD Porter
  • 01-07-21

Loved it!

My kids loved this book! It’s engaging, encouraging, and informative. My 12 year old son was especially engaged in Dr. Carson’s humble transparency and diligence. Are your kids struggling with peer pressure? Read the book. Are your kids struggling with entitlement? Read the book. Are your kids “bored” with reading? Read the book… just do it you won’t regret getting this one. Excellent!!

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  • Juanita
  • 28-08-15

Super more should follow in these footsteps

I'm old but this book has given me new vision and I can't wait to share it with my grandchild

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  • Troy Anthony
  • 20-08-21

Excellent

Every youth 14-18, should read this about Ben Carson. And then every member of congress should be forced to read it.

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  • MScott
  • 10-08-15

Great

I really enjoy this insight to a great man in today's society and how he lets us know how to live our lives with greatness

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  • Carolyn Adams
  • 24-07-15

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Would you listen to You Have a Brain again? Why?

Yes, The author shows how powerful your mind is if you use it. He certainly challenges everyone to seek all the adventures available as each will provide you with more skills and knowledge to enable you to be more than you ever thought was possible.

What other book might you compare You Have a Brain to and why?

I can't think of any similar book.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where he sees the lab tech job opening at a local college and decides to apply even though he is still in high school. He was able to submit an excellent resume because he had held many lab tech jobs in high school. He had obtained each job because his science teachers had recommended him highly to their colleagues after he had worked with them. However what really made him outstanding to the professor interviewing him was that he loved classical music as did the professor.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Do you have a brain?

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  • Billy J. Moore
  • 21-07-15

Needs to be middle school curriculum.

Truly an inspiring story of triumph over struggle and the necessary attitude for lasting success.

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  • Barbara Headington
  • 14-07-15

Great book!

Outstanding book. I gave a copy to each of my grandkids to read. I don't they'll get that kind of knowledge from school.

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  • Dona F.
  • 22-12-22

Use your brain!

This isn’t just a motivational book. It IS motivational, but it’s so much more. Read and be encouraged. Now I only wish I could spend an afternoon chatting with Dr. Carson’s mother!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 07-12-22

Good book all about him

It was an interesting experience traveling through his life he could have been a serial killer as well. Lol

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 20-10-21

Exactly what the Youth of America Needs to Read

I really enjoyed this book. I will purchase 3 of them, one for each Grandson in hopes they will read and be inspired.