Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Review of You Have a Brain by Dr. Ben Carson

You Have a Brain by Dr. Ben Carson.
This is the second book I have read by Dr. Carson and I have found both inspirational and informative. I was glad to see a chapter devoted to his mother, Sonya Carson. This mother is one who cared for her children and was the biggest influence in their lives as far as I was concerned.
Dr. Carson was a world-known neurosurgeon who worked hard to get to his position. He proves it can be done and it is up to you to do what is necessary to make your goal in life.
The chapters are:
Chapter 1: The Amazing Brain
Chapter 2: Think Beyond the Can
Chapter 3: Gone
Chapter 4: How We Got Smart
Chapter 5: Bookworm
Chapter 6: Taming my Temper
Chapter 7: Expanding My Options
Chapter 8: The Smartest Choice
Chapter 9: Off to College
Chapter 10: The Challenge-Medical School
Chapter 11 : Becoming a Neurosurgeon
Chapter 12: More Twins
Chapter 13: Mother's Influence
Chapter 14: Talent
Chapter 15: Honesty
Chapter 16: Insight
Chapter 17: Nice
Chapter 18: Knowledge
Chapter 19: Books
Chapter 20: In-depth Learning
Chapter 21 : God
Chapter 22: Think Big
The chapters are short and I personally think this should be a classroom study book. It can be done in 20 minutes a day with reading and a discussion. It is also a good family book to read and discuss.
Sonya Carson kept telling her sons, Ben and Curtis, they have a brain that God gave them so use it.  One became an engineer and the other a doctor.
Dr. Carson tells about his childhood, his jobs, his surgeries, his temper and his family. He is a very religious man and talks about God. He encourages young people to T.H.I.N.K.B.I.G.  These are chapters 14-21.
One of my granddaughters asked me what was my pet peeve and I said "telling a lie" because one forgets what they said in a lie but remembers the truth; something I always told my sons and daughter as I raised them. The next day, I see that Dr. Carson said the same thing in his book.
I will give this a 5 star rating. I also read Gifted Hands after I saw the movie.
I received a complimentary copy to read and review from booklookbloggers to read and review. The opinions are my own.
Leona Olson

1 comment:

Sharon Henning said...

I really like Dr. Carson and I have his other books. I want to read this one as well.