The Book of Virtues
From the author of The Moral Compass and The Death of Outrage, William J. Bennett's bestselling The Book of Virtues is an inspiring anthology that helps children understand and develop moral character—and helps parents teach it to them.
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. 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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There once lived a Shoemaker and his Wife who were very poor , and had to work hard to get money enough for food and clothes . The Shoemaker sat all day at his bench , sewing and hammering , making the shoes , while his Wife worked just ...
Innocent , law - abiding citizens come in to eat , and you rob them of their hard - earned money ! You're a pack of thieves and liars ! You may have fooled me once , but you'll never see me again ! Here ! ” He threw a gold piece at the ...
So that night , before he climbed into bed , Nicholas prayed as hard as he could , and asked God to guide him . Suddenly he remembered the three golden bars , and at once an idea flashed into his head . He jumped up and took one of them ...
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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