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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When they were out in the field together , Cain struck his brother Abel and killed him . So the first baby in the world grew up to be the murderer of his own brother . And the Lord said to Cain , “ Where is Abel your brother ?
Perhaps it'll be his elder brother ! " For his elder brother , I knew , had not character enough to reproach me , even dumbly . And , to my relief , in the shop there did appear to be his elder brother , handling a piece of leather .
There was a baby born to be a brother of the child ; and while he was so little that he never yet had spoken word , he stretched his tiny form out on his bed , and died . Again the child dreamed of the opened star , and of the company ...
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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