Sunday, February 5, 2012

America The Beautiful: A Book Review and Giveaway

About The Book:


Tackling the issues at the forefront of the American mind—healthcare, education, capitalism, and more America the Beautiful is indispensable reading. From four-time bestselling author, internationally renowned neurosurgeon, and humanitarian Dr. Ben Carson, here is a sobering and inspiring manifesto of America’s greatness, her failings, and the values and changes it will take to carry our country into a brilliant and prosperous future.


What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand: … what is good about America … where we have gone astray … which fundamental beliefs have guided America from her founding into preeminence among nations Written by a man who has experienced America’s best and worst firsthand, America the Beautiful is at once alarming, convicting, and inspiring. You’ll gain new perspectives on our nation’s origins, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our educational system, capitalism versus socialism, our moral fabric, healthcare, and much more. An incisive manifesto of the values that shaped America’s past and must shape her future, America the Beautiful calls us all to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world.


You can read an excerpt of America The Beautiful here, in PDF format


About The Author:


Dr. Benjamin Carson is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Oncology, and Pediatrics, and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is also the author of four bestselling books—Gifted HandsThink BigThe Big Picture, and Take the Risk. He serves on the boards of the Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and the Academy of Achievement, among others, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation. He and his wife, Candy, cofounded the Carson Scholars Fund (www.carsonscholars.org), a 501(c)3 established to counteract America's crisis in education by identifying and rewarding academic role models in the fourth through eleventh grades, regardless of race, creed, religion and socio-economic status, who also demonstrate humanitarian qualities. There are over 4800 scholars in forty-five states. Ben and Candy are the parents of three grown sons and reside in Baltimore County, Maryland.


My Review:


America The Beautiful by Ben Carson is one that everyone should read. In a day and time when many people are losing faith in their governments and corruption it was very refreshing to be reminded of the amazing qualities that exsist in America. Topics like racism, health care, the role of religion in politics and more. Ben Carson has a way with words (having read his book, Gifted Hands, previously) and this newest release from him is just phenomonal. With each page you read, you are reminded of the values that shaped the nation in it's past and the need to embrace these same values into the future. 


I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up.


America The Beautiful releases this month.




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***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Zondervan Blogger Club, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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