I remember the first time I ever read a book by Ben Carson, it was the summer after I graduated college. It was Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence. It changed the way I saw life, not to mention I was immediately hooked on “self-help” books. It kick started my love of reading.
Many years later, there is this…You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. Written for teens, this book recounts the story of Ben Carson growing up as a young boy in inner city Detroit, and how he overcame many obstacles to go from the class dummy to world-class neurosurgeon. Dr. Carson shares with us the various trials his family faced as well as the simple principles he’s learned along the way; all the while celebrating the strength and tenacity of his mother who wanted better for her children.
After reading this book I was reminded just how important it is for us and our children to read biographies. Join me over at Faith Gateway to read why it’s so important as I share the 4 Benefits of Reading Biographies With Your Children.