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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I will put you on your way , and if your heart does not fail you , someday you will see what I have seen . ” With fresh courage Scarface went on . Day after day he journeyed , walking until he was weary , and taking but short rest .
kind we cannot afford to miss - speaks to problems of the spirit , the “ human heart in conflict with itself , ” and nothing less . It lifts our eyes to the virtues we possess and the nobility we would acquire , and helps us to prevail ...
Now , faithful Henry had suffered such care and pain when his master was turned into a frog , that he had been obliged to wear three iron bands over his heart , to keep it from breaking with trouble and anxiety .
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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