Dr Ben Carson’s personal story is a rich reminder of what can be achieved through personal discipline and drive. The documentary, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a wonderful way to get to know his story of personal achievement. From poverty in the slums of Boston and Detroit to break-through achievements as a pediatric neurosurgeon, his life has been one of service to many. His latest book, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great is a New York Times Bestseller. In it he covers a multitude of subjects including aspects of our country’s history that have led us to our preeminence among nations, where we are going astray, and how to solve issues such as high medical costs, government debt, immigration issues, term limits, class warfare, religious differences, etc. He punctuates his beliefs with humorous stories and examples of how other countries have solved tricky issues, such as driving while intoxicated in Sweden. He explains his thoughts on the difference between tolerance and accommodation and why we should be willing to stand up and express what we believe. He believes we should not be discouraged about our future. We are a God fearing nation, as every coin and bill in our pockets and billfolds show, so his prayer and belief is that God will continue to shed his grace on us.