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Publisher's Summary

Eight proven principles to help you overcome self-doubt, conquer your fear of the future, reverse negative thoughts about yourself, and hurdle any other obstacles standing between you and your dreams.

Instead of letting his circumstances control him, Dr. Carson took control of his attitude and actions, leading to his discovery of eight straightforward but revolutionary principles that helped shape his future. 

In You Have a Brain, Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. - 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. Through the advice and real-world examples laid out here, you will learn how to incorporate these T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. principles into your own life so that you, like Dr. Carson, can embrace an amazing future filled with incredible success. 

You Have a Brain:

  • Includes discussion questions at the back of the audiobook
  • Unpacks the eight essential parts of Thinking Big: talent, honesty, insight, strong people skills, knowledge, books, in-depth learning, and God
  • Is authored by Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, former presidential candidate, and current secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Teaches great life lessons for young men and women
  • Is the perfect gift for high school and college graduations, birthdays, and confirmations and a great addition to YA book clubs and YA study groups
©2015 American Business Collaborative, LLC. (P)2015 Zondervan

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Loved it!

My kids loved this book! It’s engaging, encouraging, and informative. My 12 year old son was especially engaged in Dr. Carson’s humble transparency and diligence. Are your kids struggling with peer pressure? Read the book. Are your kids struggling with entitlement? Read the book. Are your kids “bored” with reading? Read the book… just do it you won’t regret getting this one. Excellent!!

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Super more should follow in these footsteps

I'm old but this book has given me new vision and I can't wait to share it with my grandchild

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Excellent

Every youth 14-18, should read this about Ben Carson. And then every member of congress should be forced to read it.

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Great

I really enjoy this insight to a great man in today's society and how he lets us know how to live our lives with greatness

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Would you listen to You Have a Brain again? Why?

Yes, The author shows how powerful your mind is if you use it. He certainly challenges everyone to seek all the adventures available as each will provide you with more skills and knowledge to enable you to be more than you ever thought was possible.

What other book might you compare You Have a Brain to and why?

I can't think of any similar book.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where he sees the lab tech job opening at a local college and decides to apply even though he is still in high school. He was able to submit an excellent resume because he had held many lab tech jobs in high school. He had obtained each job because his science teachers had recommended him highly to their colleagues after he had worked with them. However what really made him outstanding to the professor interviewing him was that he loved classical music as did the professor.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Do you have a brain?

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Needs to be middle school curriculum.

Truly an inspiring story of triumph over struggle and the necessary attitude for lasting success.

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Great book!

Outstanding book. I gave a copy to each of my grandkids to read. I don't they'll get that kind of knowledge from school.

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Exactly what the Youth of America Needs to Read

I really enjoyed this book. I will purchase 3 of them, one for each Grandson in hopes they will read and be inspired.

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My 14 YO and I were hooked!

I love and applaud Dr. Carson’s simple and engaging message. I’ll be reading this book again. It is inspirational with real and tangible examples.

I assigned it to my 14 YO after witnessing several instances of his dishonesty. Not wanting to assign something I hadn’t at least skimmed, I started the book and was immediately hooked.

My son wasn’t looking forward to a forced ‘punishment’ read, but was soon hooked himself.

I often do not finish books. I finished this one! Though I did tune out a bit in the last couple of chapters, and I sped it up during the last chapter about his political interests.

I did not like the political agenda in that last chapter. And I was indifferent to the focus on Dr. Carson’s T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. program at the end. The stories and philosophy were enough. Summarizing them into an acronym felt unnecessary and motivated by a separate agenda.

I recommend this book to all ages above 11, though I believe middle school aged children will get the most from it.

I removed one star from the overall rating because I found the political plug incongruent with the book’s advertised purpose, and with the book’s target audience.

Heads up – it does get a little too preachy in the last two chapters, but not enough to discount the awesome delivery of the rest of the story.

Read it! You won’t regret it.

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I listen to this one often!

I loved it I go back to it when I need to encourage my grand children ! Thanks!!

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Great!

loved it and it's a great book to read for all ages even adults! thank you Dr.

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