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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The Lord made you king in place of Saul , and gave you a kingdom . You have a great house , and many wives . Why , then , have you done this wickedness in the sight of the Lord ? You have slain Uriah with the sword of the men of Ammon ...
He served the Lord God , and prayed to God every day , with an offering upon God's altar , as men worshipped in those times . He tried to live as God wished him to live , and was always kind and gentle . Every day , when his sons were ...
Then Job fell down upon his face before the Lord , and he said : “ With nothing I came into the world , and with nothing I shall leave it . The Lord gave , and the Lord has taken away ; blessed be the name of the Lord .
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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