The Book of Virtues
Responsibility. Courage. Compassion. Honesty. Friendship. Persistence. Faith. Everyone recognizes these traits as essentials of good character. In order for our children to develop such traits, we have to offer them examples of good and bad, right and wrong. And the best places to find them are in great works of literature and exemplary stories from history.
William J. Bennett has collected hundreds of stories in The Book of Virtues, an instructive and inspiring anthology that will help children understand and develop character -- and help adults teach them. From the Bible to American history, from Greek mythology to English poetry, from fairy tales to modern fiction, these stories are a rich mine of moral literacy, a reliable moral reference point that will help anchor our children and ourselves in our culture, our history, and our traditions -- the sources of the ideals by which we wish to live our lives. Complete with instructive introductions and notes, The Book of Virtues is a book the whole family can read and enjoy -- and learn from -- together.
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David sent for Uriah's wife , Bathsheba , and talked with her . He loved her , and greatly longed to take her as one of his own wives — for in those times it was not thought a sin for a man to have more than one wife .
By this time they all knew that David was a musician , and they called him again to play on his harp and to sing before the troubled king . But now , in his madness , Saul would not listen to David's voice . Twice he threw his spear at ...
his spear at David . David was watchful and quick . He leaped aside , and , as before , the spear fastened into the wall . Saul sent men to David's house to seize him ; but Michal , Saul's daughter , who was David's wife , let David ...
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Every human whether Christian or not should have this book and read it, and reread it. Our children were raised hearing the stories from Bennet's Children's Book of Virtues at bedtime. We purchased ... Read full review
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Bennet should be given some kind of pretty lapel pin for compiling this book of some of the best stories humanity has recorded. Read full review