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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Then onward I sped in the battle , the even - contested battle , Till late in the night reliev'd to the place at last again I made my way , Found you in death so cold dear comrade , found your body son of responding kisses , ( never ...
But his mother had looked anxiously along the dike road many times since sunset for her little boy , and now she had closed and locked the cottage door , thinking that Peter was spending the night with his blind friend , and that she ...
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep I have read that John Adams said this one every night throughout his adult years . The Bennett family says it every night , too . Now I lay me down to sleep ; I pray the Lord my soul to keep .
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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