Free eBook Think Big download

by Ben Carson

Free eBook Think Big download ISBN: 0310962560
Author: Ben Carson
Publisher: Zondervan (September 1, 1993)
Language: English
Category: Books for Christians
Subcategory: Christian Living
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Think big. by. Ben Carson.

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In Think Big, which emanates from the last chapter of his best-selling Gifted Hands, Dr. Ben Carson prescribes his personal formula for success. And who could better advise than one who transformed his own life from that of being a ghetto kid with problems in school to becoming the most celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon in the world? With an acrostic. This book is written in first person and through that perspective, Ben Carson tells us about his philosophy in words that the reader would be able to understand. In this follow-up to his best-selling Gifted Hands, Dr.

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Ben Carson grew up in inner-city Detroit. His mother was illiterate. His father had left the family. His grade-school classmates considered Ben stupid. He struggled with a violent temper. It's for you if you've bought the lie that you'll never amount to anything. Your life is BIG-far bigger than you've imagined. Inside these pages lie the keys to recognizing the full potential of your life. You won't necessarily become a millionaire (though you might), but you will attain a life that is rewarding, significant, and more fruitful than you ever thought possible.

Recommends a method of achieving success by hard work in a Christian context, and shows how it worked in the author's own rise from poverty to become a neurosurgeon.
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I recently got in on the Ben Carson craze and decided to pick this book up for my Kindle. Being one who is always trying to improve himself, I like what the book's description was telling me; only the book description tells about half the story.

The first two chapters are really great. They suck you in and give you an idea into what Carson is looking to do with the book. However, roughly 52%-54% of the book is devoted to people Carson has met over his life and he writes of their amazing lives and/or abilities. This is where, I think, the book was misleading.

I believe it to be misleading, because, even though I expected some autobiographical information to help make points on his THINK BIG philosophy, I wasn't expecting a book where a little more than half of it is an acknowledgment. I'm all for giving credit where it's due, and I'm glad Carson doesn't think that he did it all on his own, but I never got the impression that he would spend so much time covering these other individuals that are very vague in helping to make points on his THINK BIG philosophy.

What do I mean by vague? He starts off the book describing these individuals without diving into without describing what he believes THINK BIG is to his audience. Several times I read, "*INSERT NAME*, who thinks big...," and I was left wondering what it meant, in Carson's definition, to THINK BIG. I think it would have been more appropriate to describe what THINK BIG is followed by talking about the other individuals. This would help to drive home points better and it would be clearer how these individuals thought big in Carson's definition.

The second half of the book is where it's really at! That's where Carson starts diving into his THINK BIG philosophy and each letter in THINK BIG stands for something different. Here is what they stand for:



I found his philosophy to be refreshing, because he adds elements that I have not, or rarely, have heard of from other successful individuals in trying to describe their philosophy on success. (The best one, I still think, is Napoleon Hill in his book, "The Law of Success," which I recommend to everyone!) Not to mention Carson's philosophy is one of the more practical philosophies in attempting to live a fulfilling life.

All-in-all, the book was a bit misleading, because more than half was devoted to other individual's stories that I did not think would be present. The book also suffers a bit from the organization. If Carson was adamant about adding the stories of those individuals in this book, he should have clarified what THINK BIG was before telling their stories; I think that would have made his points stronger and clearer. I ended up skimming two chapters until I ended up at the part of the book where I wanted to be: Carson describing his THINK BIG philosophy.

Once you get to his philosophy, that's where the book really shines! I still would recommend this book to anyone looking to better him/herself and/or to figure out how to live a meaningful and fulfilling life; I would simply skip over the first half of the book and dive right into his philosophy. I would also recommend the Kindle edition as it only costs about $6.
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The author shares how various people through out his life contributed to his mental, and spiritual development. Thus allowing him to become the being that he is today. I give it two stars as it is another "i want to make you feel good since you don't get it and I do" book. But to be fair the book is meant for a singular type of audience that would enjoy the read. Persons who can relate to having either a similar experience, or are Christian zealots. Unfortunately those people with even a marginal capacity for self thought and introspection the overall message becomes short sited, painfully contrived, and mostly annoying by the midway point. I would say the author needs to think much "Bigger"
I had high expectations for this book given the reviews and the accomplishments of Dr. Ben Carson. However, I was sorely disappointed because the prose reads like an Introduction to Writing class for a community college student. Also, it's a very preachy book about believing in God, the Holy Spirit and how what a great mother he had raising him which is fine, but this is not what I was expecting to read about. I was expecting a book about his emergence as a business professional and more about the journey of his success. Instead, this book turned out to be an out for his religion as opposed to the pragmatics of his success.
A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity watch a wonderful movie about the life of Dr. Ben Carson. It was called Gifted Hands and it chronicled his rise from bottom of the class fifth grader in a poor single parent household, to brilliant pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins. Later, I found out that Dr. Carson had written several books intended to inspire young people to reach for their full potential.

Yesterday, I have been thinking that my own sons could benefit from Dr. Carson's message. So I picked up Think Big, and read it in one day. Today I will hand it to my oldest son and I look forward to discussing the important messages in the book.

This book is about becoming the best person you can be. While Dr. Carson incorporates the wisdom of honesty, helping others and understanding that God plays a major role in our lives, his strongest message is the importance of learning by reading. Is it unhealthy to read too much? Do we really need to learn so much anyway? I enjoyed Dr. Carson's refutations:

"First, we cannot overload the human brain. This divinely created brain has fourteen billion cells. If used to the maximum, this human computer inside our heads could contain all the knowledge of humanity from the beginning of the world to the present and still have room left over."

"All knowledge is important - a fact that some people do not want to hear. One of the wonderful things about learning is that knowledge not only translates from from area to another but is also an avenue that leads to understanding and insight."

Dr. Carson goes on to provide examples supporting this claim. I thoroughly enjoyed the stories from his own life and I am hopeful that they will resonate with students - especially my own children. As a person who loves reading and knowledge, I am troubled by the attitude of those who claim not to enjoy reading. I think Dr. Carson is very perceptive when he claims that the more a person reads, the more they will enjoy it. Ultimately, it is reading that will change a person's life.

"Reading is the way out of ignorance, and the road to achievement."

This an ideal book for students and parents alike. It encourages us to be more than we thought possible.