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Bennett, former Secretary of Education, shows your whole family how to learn more about biblical principles from many genres of literature. Stories from the Bible, American history, poems, fables, Greek myths, philosophy, fiction, and fairy tales are all used to illustrate the virtues of self-discipline, compassion, responsibility, courage, and faith. 830 pages, softcover from Simon & Schuster.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 818
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 5 3/4 X 8 3/4 X 2 (inches)
ISBN: 0684835770
ISBN-13: 9780684835778

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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.

Author Bio

William J. Bennett served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Bush and as Secretary of Education and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Reagan. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Williams College, a doctorate in political philosophy from the University of Texas, and a law degree from Harvard. He is the author of such bestselling books as The Educated Child, The Death of Outrage, The Book of Virtues, and the two-volume series America: The Last Best Hope. Dr. Bennett is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett's Morning in America. He is also the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute and a regular contributor to CNN. He, his wife, Elayne, and their two sons, John and Joseph, live in Maryland.

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Time [The Book of Virtues] ought to be distributed, like an owner's manual, to new parents leaving the hospital.
Robert Coles A carefully selected collection that fills an aching void in this secular society.
Newsweek Maybe it's just what the country needs.

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  1. Kathy
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    Moral Education for the Young
    January 9, 2017
    Kathy
    Quality: 5
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    Moral education, the training of heart and mind toward the good, involves many things. It involves rules and precepts, the dos and donts of life with others, as well as explicit instruction, exhortation, and training. Moral education must provide training in good habits. Aristotle wrote that good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

    William J. Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

    The premise of Bennetts books is quite simple: The purpose of this book is to show parents, teachers, students, and children what the virtues look like, what they are in practice, how to recognize them, and how they work.

    To provide a moral compass for the young, Bennett utilizes stories from the Bible, American history, poems, fables, Greek myths, philosophy, fiction, and fairy tales to teach the virtues of self-discipline, compassion, responsibility, friendship, work, courage, perseverance, honesty, loyalty, and faith.

    The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories is a book you and your family can read and learn from together
  2. Kathy
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Moral Education for the Young
    January 9, 2017
    Kathy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Moral education, the training of heart and mind toward the good, involves many things. It involves rules and precepts, the dos and donts of life with othersas well as explicit instruction, exhortation, and training. Moral education must provide training in good habits. Aristotle wrote that good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

    William J. Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

    The premise of Bennetts books is quite simple: The purpose of this book is to show parents, teachers, students, and children what the virtues look like, what they are in practice, how to recognize them, and how they work.

    To provide a moral compass for the young, Bennett utilizes stories from the Bible, American history, poems, fables, Greek myths, philosophy, fiction, and fairy tales to teach the virtues of self-discipline, compassion, responsibility, friendship, work, courage, perseverance, honesty, loyalty, and faith.

    The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories is a book you and your family can read and learn from together.
  3. Walter H Carter
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 4, 2008
    Walter H Carter
    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 this copy for our youngest daughter's upcoming 16th birthday. A tool that we pray she will use and cherish for many years to come.
  4. Jessica
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 19, 2007
    Jessica
    This book is perfect for character training of our children! I've used this book as a read-aloud, for illustrating a point, history and literature studies as well as poetry (reciting and memorization). Every home schooler should have this book and use it!
  5. Valerie Haas
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 18, 2003
    Valerie Haas
    My mother used to read stories from this book to me when I was a little girl. It taught both her and I about what happens when we make bad choices and how to take responsibility for our actions. This is an excellent book for both kids and adults.
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