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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Then Orpah kissed Naomi and went back to her people ; but Ruth would not leave her . She said , “ Do not ask me to leave you , for I never will . Where you go , I will go ; where you live , I will live ; your people shall be my people ...
She asked leave to glean after the reapers , and has been here gathering grain since yesterday . ” Then Boaz said to Ruth , " Listen to me , my daughter . Do not go to any other field , but stay here with my young women .
When we were ready , except cloak and hood , she led us to the bedside , and we took leave of father . The men helped us up the steps and stood us up on the snow . She came , put on our cloaks and hoods , saying , as if talking to ...
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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