Book of Virtues

Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671683063
Category: Education
Page: 831
View: 4642
A senior editor of National Review and leading conservative spokesperson provides commentary to accompany this anthology of character-building stories from history, the Bible, and such poets as Frost and Angelou. 60,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

Children's Book of Virtues

Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068481353X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 111
View: 832
A collection of stories and poems presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

The Book of Virtues for Young People

A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689816138
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 384
View: 2910
Stories from the best-selling Book of Virtues target a younger audience and include material from O. Henry, Tolstoy, and Guy de Maupassant, along with tales from Aesop, poetry from Emily Dickinson, and many other selections.

The Book of Virtues

Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126257
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 832
View: 5205
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.

The Book of Virtues

Author: James Baldini
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469173751
Category: Fiction
Page: 173
View: 8568
In a world where we struggle with our humanity it is easy to find those moments that are a cross between reality and the virtues we hold most true. In this collection of stories we see characters that face those moments of challenge and struggle that demonstrate the best and worst of humanity. From the search for true love, the troubling fight over a fathers soul, to the racial divides faced in the 1960s. This collection of stories brings to life the everyday struggles that we face, along with a few twists along the way.

The Book of Virtues for Boys and Girls

A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416971254
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 202
View: 9670
Well-known works by such authors as Aesop, Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and Baldwin are presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

The Book of Love

A Treasury Inspired By The Greatest of Virtues
Author: Andrew M. Greeley,Mary G. Durkin
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 142991825X
Category: Religion
Page: 512
View: 2303
Love. Of all the virtues that have been passed on to us through the ages, from the great poets to the saints and scholars, throughout history and literature, love is the one virtue that we as a society cannot live without. The ability to love well and to love wisely is the most important trait that parents can pass on to their children. As children grow, the longing to share this love as well as receive it will remain strong throughout their lives. Bestselling author Andrew M. Greeley and his sister, Dr. Mary G. Durkin have complied a beautiful and inspiring anthology that will help us comprehend this the most important of virtues and also help us express and understand what it means to love, and how to love wisely. The Book of Love is a perfect gift for a parent to give to a child, for relatives or friends to share, or for those who are coming to know this virtue in all its glory. People of all nations, creeds, colors, and denominations will appreciate this treasury of essays, poems, stories, and songs reflecting the one human need that has remained constant: Love. It has been written about in the Bible, and it was passed down orally in myth and legend. It was discussed by the Chinese philosopher Confucius and in the Koran, and it inspired great works of literature and the pages of popular fiction. The Book of Love is a testament to the enduring nature of our own good, a good expressed through the human bond. In the tradition of William J. Bennett's The Book of Virtue, The Book of Love is a collection to be treasured, and shared, but most of all, it will guide us to express and to pass on the greatest of life's virtues: Love. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Children's Treasury of Virtues

Author: William John Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743211367
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 333
View: 2279
A timeless celebration of the virtues of courage, perseverance, responsibility, faith, honesty, and compassion, this beautifully illustrated single volume combines the wisdom of Bennett's three bestselling children's classics. 375 watercolor illustrations throughout.

Humble Heart

A Book of Virtues
Author: Amy Meyer Allen
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414380690
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 190
View: 793
In this collection of stories, animal friends learn such virtues as thoughtfulness, forgiveness, thankfulness, and humility. Each story ends with a Bible verse.

Benjamin Franklin's Book of Virtues

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781429093552
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 32
View: 1661
From 1771 to his death in 1790, Benjamin Franklin was in the process of writing what he referred to as his Memoirs. Portions of the unfinished work were published posthumously as Memoirs of the Private Life of Benjamin Franklin, first in French in 1791, and then in English in 1793. Today the complete unfinished manuscript is known as The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, and is considered one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written. In the heart of the work, Franklin wrote of his "bold and arduous Project of arriving at Perfection" when he was a young man. He prepared a list of thirteen virtues he wished to perfect in himself, and created a chart in which to keep track of his shortcomings. Among Franklin's list of virtues were personal traits (frugality, moderation, tranquility) and social traits (sincerity, justice, humility). Franklin strayed from the virtuous path on many occasions, and discovered perfection was an impossible thing to achieve, but felt a better man for the effort. Applewood Books now offers Benjamin Franklin's Book of Virtues as Franklin intended it - a beautiful little hardcover, complete with the list of thirteen virtues and a chart to monitor one's own progress.

A Child's First Book of Virtues

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781565073296
Category: Children's literature, American
Page: 124
View: 5726
A collection of over 100 short stories and rhymes that illustrate the virtues of generosity, honesty, compassion, loyalty, and others.

Xavier Wintersbee and the Book Of Virtues

Author: Casey Ardron
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780994513908
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 446
View: 2073
AGE OLD ENTERTAINMENT for the NEW GENERATION - An action packed, adolescent adventure novel, following the adventures of an archaeologists son on the mythical island of Cortoza. Defying authoritarian rule, he impatiently tracks down his father only to wind up on his own mission -

The Cat Book of Virtues

A Parody : a Collection of Stories for the Noble Cat
Author: Susan Besze Wallace
Publisher: Summit Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781565301689
Category: Humor
Page: 132
View: 7734
In this warm and playful look at felines, readers get the cat's modified version of William Bennett's bestselling Book of Virtues. Cats are singled out for virtues such as courage, loyalty and grace. This collection includes many familiar and time-honored works, stories, poems and proverbs, many refashioned to give the cat the lead role. Illustrations.

Character Strengths and Virtues

A Handbook and Classification
Author: Christopher Peterson,Martin E. P. Seligman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883246
Category: Psychology
Page: 816
View: 6675
"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, schools, the media, religion, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, causes, correlates, consequences, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.

Warrior's Book of Virtues

A Field Manual for Living a Virtuous Life
Author: Nick Benas,Matthew Bloom,Richard Bryan
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 9781578268078
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 160
View: 9491
Virtue, by definition, is the moral excellence of a person held up by belief in good values and principles. It is the building blocks of character. And yet the concept of virtue is one that this most recent generation seemed to have left behind replacing it with self-entitlement, instant gratification, and other vices. This book contains time-tested principles such as perseverance, respect, self-discipline and more importantly how to achieve these in everyday life in easy and practical ways.

God's Big Book of Virtues

A Treasury of Wisdom for Living a Good Life
Author: N.A
Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781851681716
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 2214
An uncommonly diverse treasury of excerpts from religious scriptures, devotional writings, poems, stories, and quotations reminds readers of the truly valuable qualities they should strive for in their relationships with others.

A Child's Book of Virtues

Author: Kay McSpadden
Publisher: C. D. Stampley Enterprises
ISBN: 9781580871563
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 62
View: 4817
A collection of 14 stories from history, literature, and beloved folk tales, each illustrating a different virtue. Read and learn about loyalty from Huck Finn, hope from Frederick Douglass, foresight from the hero Odysseus, and many more. Beautifully illustrated and entertainingly told, a Child's Book of Virtues introduces young readers to some of the world's great role models and inspires them to lead extraordinary lives.

Tending the Heart of Virtue

How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination
Author: Vigen Guroian
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195152647
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
View: 6763
We are made to face the unvarnished truth about ourselves, and what kind of people we want to be. Throughout, Guroian highlights the classical moral virtues such as courage, goodness, and honesty, especially as they are understood in traditional Christianity.