Saturday, March 28, 2015

You Have a Brain

Author: Ben Carson, MD
Publisher: Zondervan
February 2015
ISBN: 978-0310745990
Genre: Nonfiction / Young Adult / Memoir / Christian Living
Reviewed by Jenna

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, Insight, 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.

Includes discussion questions at the back of the book.

YOU HAVE A BRAIN is a book about  a famous neurosurgeon and his growing up years. He talks about his anger problems, discovering how he knew he wanted to be a neurosurgeon and his successes and failures. It is very interesting and he encourages thinking about what kind of doctor you want to be. He also encourages going to God when you need help.

I liked this book a lot. Very inspiration! I recommend it to those who don’t know what they want to do. They should read this book for encouragement.

5 stars. Available in hardcover, audio, MP3 CD,  and kindle. 240 pages. 

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