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Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live With Acceptable Risk

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You can find our culture's obsession with avoiding risk everywhere, from multiple insurance policies to crash-tested vehicles. But is ducking risk the most productive way for us to live? Surgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson, who faces risk on a...


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You can find our culture's obsession with avoiding risk everywhere, from multiple insurance policies to crash-tested vehicles. But is ducking risk the most productive way for us to live? Surgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson, who faces risk on a daily basis, offers an inspiring message on how accepting risk can lead us to a higher purpose.

How far do most people go to avoid risk? Too far, says Dr. Ben Carson. We buy insurance for everything from our vacations to our cell phones. We check crash tests on cars before buying one. We go on low-cholesterol diets and invest in low-risk mutual funds. And yet the only thing we know for sure is that our risk of dying is 100 percent, regardless of the security we seek.

Ben Carson spent his childhood as an at-risk child on the streets of Detroit, and he has lived his adult life taking daily risks in hundreds of complex surgeries on the brain and the spinal cord. This book offers his inspiring personal story of living with risk. It also provides his insights into risk avoidance and how it insulates us from achieving the full potential of our lives.

In Take the Risk! you'll learn Carson's own method for sizing up and accepting appropriate risks. From a man whose life dramatically portrays the connection between great risks and greater successes, here are insights that will help you dispel your fear of risk so you can dream big, aim high, move with confidence, and reap rewards you've never imagined.
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No risk, pay the cost.Know risk, reap the rewards.In our risk-avoidance culture, we place a high premium on safety. We insure our vacations. We check crash tests on cars. We extend the warranties on our appliances. But by insulating ourselves from the unknown'the risks of life'we miss the great adventure of living our lives to their full potential.Ben Carson spent his childhood as an at-risk child on the streets of Detroit, and today he takes daily risks in performing complex surgeries on the brain and the spinal cord. Now, offering inspiring personal examples, Dr. Carson invites us to embrace risk in our own lives. From a man whose life dramatically portrays the connection between great risks and greater successes, here are insights that will help you dispel your fear of risk so you can dream big, aim high, move with confidence, and reap rewards you've never imagined.By avoiding risk, are you also avoiding the full potential of your life?The surgery was as risky as anything Dr. Ben Carson had seen. The Bijani sisters'conjoined twins'shared part of a skull, brain tissue, and crucial blood flow. One or both of them could die during the operation. But the women wanted separate lives. And they were willing to accept the risk to reach the goal, even against the advice of their doctors 'As a child on the dangerous streets of Detroit, and as a surgeon in operating theaters around the world, Dr. Ben Carson has learned all about risk'he faces it on a daily basis. Out of his perilous childhood, a world-class surgeon emerged precisely because of the risks Dr. Carson was willing to take. In his compelling new book, he examines our safety-at-all-costs culture and the meaning of risk and security in our lives.In our 21st-century world, we insulate ourselves with safety. We insure everything from vacations to cell phones. We go on low-cholesterol diets and buy low-risk mutual funds. But in the end, everyone faces risk, like the Bijani twins did with their brave decision. Even if our choices are not so dramatic or the outcome so heartbreaking, what does it mean if we back away instead of move forward? Have we so muffled our hearts and minds that we fail to reach for all that life can offer us'and all that we can offer life?Take the Risk guides the reader through an examination of risk, including:' A short review of risk-taking in history.' An assessment of the real costs and rewards of risk.' Learning how to assess and accept risks.' Understanding how risk reveals the purpose of your lives.
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No risk, pay the cost. Know risk, reap the rewards. In our risk-avoidance culture, we place a high premium on safety. We insure our vacations. We check crash tests on cars. We extend the warranties on our appliances. But by insulating ourselves from the unknown?the risks of life?we miss the great adventure of living our lives to their full potential. Ben Carson spent his childhood as an at-risk child on the streets of Detroit, and today he takes daily risks in performing complex surgeries on the brain and the spinal cord. Now, offering inspiring personal examples, Dr. Carson invites us to embrace risk in our own lives. From a man whose life dramatically portrays the connection between great risks and greater successes, here are insights that will help you dispel your fear of risk so you can dream big, aim high, move with confidence, and reap rewards you've never imagined.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 264272
  • Product Code 0310259657
  • EAN 9780310259657
  • Pages 240
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Dec 2007
  • Sales Rank 29478
  • Dimensions 203 x 133 x 16mm
  • Weight 0.208kg

Gregg Lewis

Gregg Lewis is an award winning author or coauthor of more than fifty books, including Take the Risk and The Big Picture with Dr. Ben Carson, Tom Landry: An Autobiography, Forgiving the Dead Man Walking with Debbie Morris, Jesus M.D., and Safe at Home. SPANISH BIO: Gregg Lewis es autor y coautor galardonado de mas de cincuenta libros, incluyendo Arriesgate y Vision Global con Ben Carson, Tom Landry: Una autobiografia, Jesus M.D., y A salvo en casa. el y su esposa, Deborah, tienen cinco hijos y residen en Rome, Georgia.

Ben Carson

Dr. Benjamin Carson MD is professor and director of paediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the author of three other bestselling books, Gifted Hands, Think Big and The Big Picture. He overcame an inner-city background to become a world renowned neurosurgeon, widely respected role model, he shares motivational insights with inner-city kids and corporate executives alike. He serves on the corporate boards of The Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and American's Promise among others, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation. Dr. Carson holds more than 40 honorary doctorates and has been named by the Library of Congress as one of 89 Living Legends. He and his wife, Candy, have three sons and live in Baltimore County, Maryland.

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