Staff Picks: Movies

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Fran Junker, who retires in August from the Oshtemo Branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library after more than 33 years of knowledgeable, devoted, caring service, recommended this MOST EXCELLENT MUST-SEE DVD titled: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. Dr. Ben Carson is one of the leading Pediatric neurosurgeons in the world; he works at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Ben and Curtis, his brother, were raised by their single mother in Detroit, Michigan. The story takes us into their home where Ben and Curtis watch too much television instead of doing their homework, much to the disgust of their mother who determines to change her sons’ lives. She insists that they study and read and she encourages them to achieve goals and to be successful . She instills priceless values of Faith in God and a belief in their own ability to accomplish whatever they desire. She tells them: “use your mind and develop your God-given gifts. You’re smart boys, but you both can do better. You got all the world in here. You just got to see what you can’t see”. We watch Ben’s physical and academic growth. Ben’s weaknesses, heartaches, trials and triumphs throughout his life are exposed.

The rewards of Dr. Ben Carson’s intelligence and medical expertise are intensely magnified when in 1987 the world awaits the outcome of his surgery performed on conjoined twins born in Germany . This inspiring story of Dr. Ben Carson is appealing to all ages. Thank you, Fran, for recommending this spectacular MOST EXCELLENT MUST-SEE DVD.


Gifted Hands: the Ben Carson story