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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Introduction This book is intended to aid in the time - honored task of the moral education of the young . Moral education — the training of heart and mind toward the good — involves many things . It involves rules and precepts — the ...
In the moral life , as in life itself , we take one step at a time . ... And , I would add , a person who is morally literate will be immeasurably better equipped than a morally illiterate person to reach a reasoned and ethically ...
But these stories speak to morality and virtues not as something to be possessed , but as the central part of human nature ... This book reminds the reader of a time — not so long ago - when the verities were the moral verities .
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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