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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It seemed at first like going to church in new clothes ; or to a funeral ; they hardly knew how to behave at the beginning of a whole day of pleasure . They made grave bows at such persons of their acquaintance as happened to be ...
At that time it seemed to me that I would have promised all that I expected to possess in the future to have gotten hold of one of those chicken legs or one of those pies . But I could not get either of these , nor anything else to eat ...
To the people who had been dragging their feet through the hot desert , Elim seemed like heaven , and they made camp there at the oasis . But they could not stay long at Elim , for they had used up all the food they had brought with ...
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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