Gifted Hands

Gifted Hands

The Ben Carson Story

DVD - 2009
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Follows the life of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, who overcame problems in school and obstacles in life to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon. His lifelong journey led him to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, a bestselling author, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Includes behind-the-scenes, and featurettes.
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781435974012
Branch Call Number: DVD Gift


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Jul 07, 2019

"Gifted Hands" is the story of Ben Carson, one of the world's best pediatric neurosurgeons ( Johns Hopkins). The film chronicles key events and influences in his rise from humble origins to professional excellence as one of the world's best surgeons.

Carson's life was marked by serious adversity and disadvantage. He overcame these obstacles in the same time-tested manner that all people discover who aim for virtue and accomplishment--the loving encouragement and direction of others, in Carson's case his mother and wife, good choices, hard work, self-denial, and, most important, a reliance upon God. Ben Carson even though he had a hard life beginnings but he had one of the types of mom's that inspires one to make a difference with their lives. Everyone would be especially encouraged by the role Ben Carson's mother played in his remarkable life story. Mrs. Carson did not learn to read until later in life but she still saw to it that her boys had a first-rate education. Amidst strong protests, she limited her boys' TV time and required them to go to the library and write a book report every week. She worked as a maid and suffered from bouts of severe depression but still had a fortitude that spurred Ben on to use his gifts to God's glory and the betterment of his fellow man. Later in the movie, we see that Ben and his wife have welcomed his mother to live with them in their beautiful home. These are just some of many highpoints in this movie.

The film depicts a pivotal period in Carson's life during which his explosive and violent temper nearly destroys him. Recognizing his own inability to tame and master his destructive impulses, Carson admits his need for divine help and healing. He remains a committed Christian to this day.

While a normal length film like "Gifted Hands" cannot do justice to the richness and detail of Ben Carson's life, leaving the interested viewer with many unanswered questions, the film does provide insight into the inspiration for Carson's remarkable medical successes and his exemplary character. His life also reminds us that as far as we may get through our own efforts and the support of others (and these are very important factors of course), we need the help, guidance, and wisdom of God even more.

Nov 29, 2018

The amazing story of an illiterate African-American mother who, by menial jobs and willpower, propels her youngest son to become a world-renowned brain surgeon (rather than sweeping the floor in a warehouse). Other people influenced the path of Ben Carson's life at critical points too. As the adage goes: it takes a village to raise a child.

Apr 29, 2017

Great movie should be shown in the public school for black history month. He saved a lot of life's while he was working as a doctor. Great man! May GOD continue to bless him he is very special. 5 stars*****

Sep 18, 2016

Excellent movie. I would recommend this for family viewing! Wonderful story based on a gifted nerosurgeon.

Apr 12, 2016

Whatever your political opinions, the story of this man's life is inspirational! What a great role model for young people. I highly recommend this film!

Oct 28, 2015

Ben Carson's story is truly inspiring.

Oct 13, 2015

The amazing true story of a man who overcame his less than ideal circumstances to become someone of great benefit to his society. Never underestimate the power of a good mother in shaping her child's future.

blueberrymouse Oct 10, 2015

Outstanding movie. Watch the extras before you watch the movie. You will meet the real Dr. Ben Carson.
The actors were terrific.

Feb 12, 2015

Mothers can make a powerful difference when they point their children against the popular tide of conformity...and children in making courageous choices to follow, can realize amazing results. Interesting how this story made me think of Seahawk Richard Sherman and his rise to success with the help of his own smart and tough mama ~ Debby

Oct 16, 2014

Cuba Gooding was exceptional in this movie and it lets everyone know that you should never count a person out regardless of their skin color. You never know how far a person will go and what they will accomplish in life; history has proved it again and again.

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