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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Truth Ben Jonson Ben Jonson ( 1572–1637 ) reminds us that faith and love depend on truth . Truth is the trial of itself , And needs no other touch ; And purer than the purest gold , Refine it ne'er so much . It is the life and light of ...
Faith of Our Fathers , Living Still Frederick W. Faber This hymn makes us mindful of the millions of martyrs around the world who suffered dungeons , fire , and sword for their faith , including those who today know the insides of ...
When Earth's last picture is painted , and the tubes are twisted and dried , When the oldest colors have faded , and the youngest critic has died , We shall rest , and , faith , we shall need it - lie down for an eon or two , Till the ...
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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