Book of Virtues

Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671683063
Category: Education
Page: 831
View: 2770
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.

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: 7033
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.

Children's Book of Virtues

Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068481353X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 111
View: 1191
A collection of stories and poems presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

Humble Heart

A Book of Virtues
Author: Amy Meyer Allen
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414380690
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 190
View: 9927
In this collection of stories, animal friends learn such virtues as thoughtfulness, forgiveness, thankfulness, and humility. Each story ends with a Bible verse.

The Art of Virtue

Ben Franklin's Formula for Successful Living
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 161608331X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 144
View: 9249
Benjamin Franklin once wrote that he had “conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection…[and] wished to live without committing any fault at any time…to conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into.” Although he was never able to finish this project completely, Benjamin Franklin was able to lay down the beginnings of this work in his later writings. Collected here for the first time are essays by Benjamin Franklin on living a virtuous life. Starting with Franklin's essay “Art of Virtue,” read on to find out his thoughts on justice, moderation, chastity, and more. An easy-to-read guide to living your life with as much virtue as possible, the way Benjamin Franklin envisioned it could be.

The Children's Treasury of Virtues

Author: William John Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743211367
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 333
View: 9129
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.

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: 916
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.

A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues

The Uses of Philosophy in Everyday Life
Author: André Comte-Sponville
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805045567
Category: Philosophy
Page: 368
View: 4800
An incisive reassessment of eighteen classic human virtues--including mercy, justice, fidelity, courage, compassion, humility, and simplicity--draws on the timeless wisdom of philosophers ranging from Aristotle to Simone Weil to explain how such virtues can be applied in modern life. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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: 5485
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.

Moral Compass

Stories for a Life's Journey
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684803135
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 824
View: 3388
Presents a selection of spiritually and morally uplifting literature, organized according to the stages on life's way

Children's Book of Heroes 1998

Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780684839592
Page: N.A
View: 3449
A celebration of heroic deeds both real and fictional, in 12 excerpts chosen for young children from William Bennett's newest family treasury.

Treasury of Virtues

Courage, Love, Honesty
Author: Jennifer Boudart
Publisher: Publications International
ISBN: 9780785318248
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
View: 3181
Twenty stories to grown on about virtues courage, love and honesty.

A Child's Book of Virtues

Author: Kay McSpadden
Publisher: C. D. Stampley Enterprises
ISBN: 9781580871563
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 62
View: 9912
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.

Xavier Wintersbee and the Book Of Virtues

Author: Casey Ardron
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780994513908
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 446
View: 1768
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 Beginner's Bible

Tales of Virtue
Author: Carolyn Nabors Baker
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679876373
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
View: 9355
Uses stories from the Old Testament to illustrate virtues such as forgiveness, friendship, and honesty.

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: 632
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 Book of Man

Readings on the Path to Manhood
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1595554203
Category: Religion
Page: 608
View: 9643
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MAN Raising up men has never been easy, but today is seems particularly tough. The young and old need heroes to embody the eternal qualities of manhood: honor, duty, valor, and integrity. InThe Book of Man, William J. Bennett points the way, offering a positive, encouraging, uplifting, realizable idea of manhood, redolent of history and human nature, and practical for contemporary life. Using profiles, stories, letters, poems, essays, historical vignettes, and myths to bring his subject to life, The Book of Man defines what a man should be, how he should live, and to what he should aspire in several key areas of life: war, work, leisure, and more. "Whether we take up the sword, the plow, the ball, the gavel, our children, or our Bibles," says Bennett, "we must always do it like the men we are called to be."The Book of Man shows how.

City of Virtues

Nanjing in an Age of Utopian Visions
Author: Chuck Wooldridge
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805986
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 5553
Throughout Nanjing�s history, writers have claimed that its spectacular landscape of mountains and rivers imbued the city with �royal qi,� making it a place of great political significance. City of Virtues examines the ways a series of visionaries, drawing on past glories of the city, projected their ideologies onto Nanjing as they constructed buildings, performed rituals, and reworked the literary heritage of the city. More than an urban history of Nanjing from the late 18th century until 1911 � encompassing the Opium War, the Taiping occupation of the city, the rebuilding of the city by Zeng Guofan, and attempts to establish it as the capital of the Republic of China � this study shows how utopian visions of the cosmos shaped Nanjing�s path through the turbulent 19th century.

The Bourgeois Virtues

Ethics for an Age of Commerce
Author: Deirdre N. McCloskey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226556670
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 634
View: 5021
For a century and a half, the artists and intellectuals of Europe have scorned the bourgeoisie. And for a millennium and a half, the philosophers and theologians of Europe have scorned the marketplace. The bourgeois life, capitalism, Mencken’s “booboisie” and David Brooks’s “bobos”—all have been, and still are, framed as being responsible for everything from financial to moral poverty, world wars, and spiritual desuetude. Countering these centuries of assumptions and unexamined thinking is Deirdre McCloskey’s The Bourgeois Virtues, a magnum opus that offers a radical view: capitalism is good for us. McCloskey’s sweeping, charming, and even humorous survey of ethical thought and economic realities—from Plato to Barbara Ehrenreich—overturns every assumption we have about being bourgeois. Can you be virtuous and bourgeois? Do markets improve ethics? Has capitalism made us better as well as richer? Yes, yes, and yes, argues McCloskey, who takes on centuries of capitalism’s critics with her erudition and sheer scope of knowledge. Applying a new tradition of “virtue ethics” to our lives in modern economies, she affirms American capitalism without ignoring its faults and celebrates the bourgeois lives we actually live, without supposing that they must be lives without ethical foundations. High Noon, Kant, Bill Murray, the modern novel, van Gogh, and of course economics and the economy all come into play in a book that can only be described as a monumental project and a life’s work. The Bourgeois Virtues is nothing less than a dazzling reinterpretation of Western intellectual history, a dead-serious reply to the critics of capitalism—and a surprising page-turner.

A Child's First Book of Virtues

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781565073296
Category: Children's literature, American
Page: 124
View: 4565
A collection of over 100 short stories and rhymes that illustrate the virtues of generosity, honesty, compassion, loyalty, and others.