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The Resource Take the risk : learning to identify, choose, and live with acceptable risk, Ben Carson, with Gregg Lewis

Take the risk : learning to identify, choose, and live with acceptable risk, Ben Carson, with Gregg Lewis

Label
Take the risk : learning to identify, choose, and live with acceptable risk
Title
Take the risk
Title remainder
learning to identify, choose, and live with acceptable risk
Statement of responsibility
Ben Carson, with Gregg Lewis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In our 21st-century world, we insulate ourselves with safety. We insure everything from vacations to cell phones. But in the end, everyone faces risk. Even if our choices are not dramatic or the outcome not 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? 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 this book, he examines our safety-at-all-costs culture and the meaning of risk and security in our lives.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carson, Ben
Dewey number
302/.12
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF637.R57
LC item number
C37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewis, Gregg
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Risk-taking (Psychology)
Label
Take the risk : learning to identify, choose, and live with acceptable risk, Ben Carson, with Gregg Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237)
Contents
Risking their lives -- To risk or not to risk? -- When is risk worth it? -- Life itself is a risky business -- The truth about risk -- Growing up "at risk" -- My risky behavior nearly got the best of me -- Risks I took that changed my life forever -- Four simple questions to help assess any risk -- Faith is a risk--whatever you believe -- Living your faith in an uncertain world -- Navigating professional risks -- My own personal risks in the face of death -- Taking yourself out of the middle of decisions -- Parenting perils? -- Public risk (and the beginning of some solutions) -- Even bigger risks -- Conclusion : my prescription in a dangerous world
Control code
ocm86038344
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9780310259732
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007010480
System control number
(OCoLC)86038344
Label
Take the risk : learning to identify, choose, and live with acceptable risk, Ben Carson, with Gregg Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237)
Contents
Risking their lives -- To risk or not to risk? -- When is risk worth it? -- Life itself is a risky business -- The truth about risk -- Growing up "at risk" -- My risky behavior nearly got the best of me -- Risks I took that changed my life forever -- Four simple questions to help assess any risk -- Faith is a risk--whatever you believe -- Living your faith in an uncertain world -- Navigating professional risks -- My own personal risks in the face of death -- Taking yourself out of the middle of decisions -- Parenting perils? -- Public risk (and the beginning of some solutions) -- Even bigger risks -- Conclusion : my prescription in a dangerous world
Control code
ocm86038344
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9780310259732
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007010480
System control number
(OCoLC)86038344

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