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The big picture : getting perspective on what's really important in life

Author: Ben Carson; Gregg Lewis
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his grade school days, Ben Carson would hardly have been voted 'most likely to become a famous surgeon.' His classmates had already given him another label: class dummy. Then a light clicked on for Ben--and a consuming passion for learning that catapulted him from 'zero' test grades to a Yale scholarship, a pioneering role in modern medicine, and an influence that has extended from inner-city schools to corporate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Ben Carson; Ben Carson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Carson; Gregg Lewis
ISBN: 9780310857969 0310857961
OCLC Number: 805721477
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Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PART ONE: SEEING THE BIG PICTUREPrologue1. The South African Twins --
Why?2. A Set of Twins from Zambia3. An Impossible Operation4. Getting the Big Picture5. Seeing the Big PicturePART TWO: A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE BIG PICTURE 6. Seeing Hardship as Advantage7. Moving Beyond a Victim Mentality8. Parenting: Life’s Most Important Responsibility9. Determining Priorities and Making Choices10. Being Nice, Doing GoodPART THREE: THE WIDE-ANGLE VIEW OF THE BIG PICTURE 11. What Ails America? Racial Diversity Is a Strength12. Finding a Cure For Racial Division13. Education: The Great Equalizer14. Diagnosing the Crisis in Health Care15. Revolutionizing Health Care: One Doctor’s PrescriptionEpilogue: The Truly Big Picture
Responsibility: Ben Carson with Gregg Lewis.

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In his grade school days, Ben Carson would hardly have been voted 'most likely to become a famous surgeon.' His classmates had already given him another label: class dummy. Then a light clicked on for Ben--and a consuming passion for learning that catapulted him from 'zero' test grades to a Yale scholarship, a pioneering role in modern medicine, and an influence that has extended from inner-city schools to corporate boardrooms and Washington corridors of power. What made the difference? Belief in his own potential, a commitment to education and making the most of his opportunities to learn, determination to make the world a better place, and faith in a God who knows no limits. Seeing the Big Picture. In The Big Picture, Ben Carson reveals the spiritual and philosophical foundations that undergird not just his dramatic career, but his approach to all of life. As in his best-selling Gifted Hands Dr. Carson shares colorful behind-the-scenes anecdotes. As in Think Big, he ...

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