Zondervan Author Ben Carson Gives Keynote at 2013 National Prayer Breakfast

With a uniquely American story of his own-from growing up impoverished in Detroit's inner-city to becoming a Professor of Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Oncology and Pediatrics-Carson advocates that every American talent matters and ignoring the poor and needy harms everyone.

"Ben Carson is an inspiration to Zondervan and our readers," said Tracy Danz, vice president and publisher of trade books. "We are thrilled he had the opportunity to speak again to prominent leaders from around the world."

The National Prayer Breakfast is an interfaith event hosted by members of the U.S. Congress. For the last 61 years, the event has aimed to set aside any political differences that may exist in the room to provide inspiration to the political, social and business leaders of today.

For more information on Dr. Ben Carson's book America the Beautiful please visit http://carsonscholars.org or www.zondervan.com.

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Zondervan Author Ben Carson Gives Keynote at 2013 National Prayer Breakfast