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 men feel a natural compassion for their mutual sufferings —when they are brought together by easy and frequent intercourse , and no sensitive feelings keep them asunder , it may readily be supposed that they will lend assistance to ...
To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life . But to feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know , from those unknown to us , who are watching over our sleep and solitude , over our dangers and ...
I had , I do not know quite what feeling of being part , in his mind , of a conspiracy against him ; or not perhaps so much against him as against his idea of boot . One does not , I suppose , care to feel like that ...
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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