Books

“You Have A Brain” by Ben Carson

You Have a Brain

Eight proven principles to help you overcome your self-doubt, conquer your fear of the future, reverse negative thoughts about yourself, and hurdle any other obstacles standing between you and your dreams.

But instead of letting his circumstances control him, Dr. Carson took control of his attitude and actions, leading to his discovery of eight straightforward but revolutionary principles that helped shape his future.In You Have a Brain, Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G.—Talent, Honesty, Insight, Being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth Learning, and God—and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life.Through the advice and real-world examples laid out in these pages, you will learn how to incorporate these T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. principles into your own life so that you, like Dr. Carson, can embrace an amazing future filled with incredible success. (Sorry, I couldn’t find the back cover summary.)

Author: Dr. Ben Carson

Rating: ★★★ (3 stars) 

Controversial: His father led a double life, thus ending in a divorce. Carson is a Seventh-Day Adventist, thus a vegetarian. Does modestly mention some of the sins that happen at colleges and women who were crazy about him. People did call Dr. Carson “stupid” and “dummy”. Does talk (modestly) about surgeries he’s done, death of patients, and blood.

Romance: He was alone with Candy before he married her. Some partial conversations between him and his wife (Candy).

Bible Translations Used: NIV, RSV (I don’t think the translation is sound), & NKJV

Age: See review

Wow. I learned some very interesting facts about the brain and brain surgery through this book. I find Dr. Carson’s life very interesting and cool how he became brain surgeon. It’s very neat how he read himself an education and by doing so got himself out of poverty. His story is a great inspiration of how you don’t have to be rich and such to become good at something (or famous).

The book gets such a low rating because I strongly disagree with some of Dr. Carson’s beliefs. I suggest any reader who is not a Seventh-Day Adventist know what she believes. Parents may want to read the book before their child delves in.

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