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Our brains hold infinite potential. Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon, probably understands that better than pretty much anyone. In You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. by Ben Carson, MD with Gregg Lewis & Deborah Shaw Lewis, teens are encouraged to tap into the power and potential of their brains to pursue unlimited opportunities.
If you aren’t familiar with Dr. Ben Carson, as a child he was abandoned by his father and raised by a single mother in inner-city Detroit. He struggled to learn and developed a violent temper. However, his mother knew education was the key to a more successful life for him and encouraged him to use the brain God gave him to learn and achieve more. He went on to become the Director of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
The first half of the book focuses on sharing stories from Dr. Carson’s life and how he did or didn’t use his brain in those situations and how he learned for them. The second half of the book focuses on teaching teens how to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. The acrostic is the framework for the principles Dr. Carson uses to encourage students to strive for excellence and use the brain God gave them.
Dr. Carson’s life is inspiring and his advice is solid, thoughtful, and rooted in his faith in God. I want both of my girls to read this book. It’s a great book teenagers, young adults, and parents alike.
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