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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This is our noble ruler , King Alfred himself . ” The woman was horrified . She ran to the king's side and fell to her knees . She begged him to forgive her for speaking so harshly . But the wise King Alfred asked her to rise .
the king asked . It happened that at just that moment Haman had come to the palace to tell the king about the gallows he had had built for Mordecai . The servants told the king that Haman was outside . “ Let him come in , ” said the ...
Then they came to the king , and said , “ O King Darius , have you not made a law that if anyone in thirty days offers a prayer , he shall be thrown into the den of lions ? ” “ It is true , " said the king .
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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